Johnny And Dally: Movie Analysis

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The most significant change from the book to the film was that in the book Dally was shot and died before he hit the ground while in the movie he looks up at Pony still alive and says his name, and this is significant because it adds more emotion to the scene causing Pony to be more upset with what all has happened. In the book, Johnny had just did and since Dally was like a big brother to johnny, he couldn't take it. He ran out of the hospital without a word. Later on he calls Darry from a payphone explaining that he was running from the cops for attempted robbery of a grocery store and was heading for the park. When he was after a while, the cops shot him under a street light and was dead before he hit the ground. In the film, Johnny dies and Dally runs out…show more content…
In the book, after Dally was chased to the park by the cops he pulled a gun on them before they start firing causing Dally to fall from the impact where Pony says “he was dead before he hit the ground. But I knew that was what he wanted”(154). This is introduces imagery but doesn’t show the emotional trauma that is shown in the movie. Although it is shown in the book with Pony’s thoughts the movie still adds more emotion as he looks up at him and says Pony’s name. ust after Dally was shot, Pony was thinking to himself about which of his friends died gallant and then says “He died violent and young and desperate, just like we all knew he'd die someday”(154). This is showing that in the book Pony was thinking of how this is affecting him and is grief; however, in the movie this was not shown through his thoughts but through his actions as he stared at Dally when he said Pony’s name while reaching for him. With this added part to the scene it shows how the emotions affect him with Pony’s actions after Dally had
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