We’ve all read a really good book and then watched the movie and thought, what the heck this wasn’t like the book at all. That’s exactly how it was for the movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Although they were both very good the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was better than the movie.
When Jacob is at work he gets a phone call from his grandpa, Abe, he’s looking for the key to his gun cabinet that Jacob has hidden so his grandpa doesn’t hurt himself or anyone else. Once Jacob arrives at his grandpa’s house he discovers his grandpa isn’t home and all the doors and windows are open. Jacob and his friend begin to search for his grandfather. After searching Jacob finds his grandpa laying in the woods behind his …show more content…
For example in the book when Jacob wants to look for the house the peculiar children lived in, his father, Franklin Portman, goes with him to explore for the bombed house. As Jacob discovers more information about the peculiar children he begins to avoid talking to his father, he lies to him about where he is and who he is with. In the movie Franklin doesn’t seem to connect with Jacob as well as he does in the book. When Jacob tells his father some things he has encountered Franklin tells him to call his therapist, Doctor Golan. On the island they’re on there is only one phone, it’s a pay phone, and Jacob doesn’t like using it because it’s in the middle of the bar/hotel he and his father are staying at. Since all the children have their own unique peculiarities, Jacob being able to see hollowgasts, Olive who levitates and must wear steel boots to hold her down, Emma who has to wear gloves at all times otherwise she will throw fire from her hands, and Millard who is invisible. They all come together to form a family. There are many different children with their own peculiarities, the movie seems to follow the book except for one difference. In the movie Olive has the power to manipulate fire, where Emma can levitate. With that being said in the movie they change most of the scenes with Emma and Olive using their
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Jon Krakauer's book, Into the Wild, is a continuation of his article which appeared in the magazine, "Outside. " It follows the life of Chris McCandless, a charismatic twenty-something-year-old, who decides to leave his comfortable suburban lifestyle to travel across the country straight out of college and eventually live a life off of the Alaskan backcountry. Driven by his idealist views, he breaks ties with his family and embraces the natural world surrounding him. However, his acts lead to his demise and consequently cause varied opinions about the adventurer. While some sympathized with McCandless, others castigated him for his selfishness and foolishness.
Films that are based off books create a scene for the audience while bringing the words on the paper to life. They usually address the same issues as the original content, but adds additional details to stand out from the book. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a book that was transformed into a movie in 1966. The book and film discuss similar themes such as censorship, dystopian society, and propaganda, but does different work with the same story of books being destroyed in a society. This is especially true when considering how the film introduces new ideas, eliminates characters, and changes important scenes from the book.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum and The Wizard of Oz directed by Victor Fleming has many differences even though they are based on the same story. In the book, Dorothy actually goes to the Land of Oz; however, in the film it was all just a dream. The second way they are different is Dorothy purposely threw water at the Wicked Witch of the West; however, in the film she was putting out a fire on Scarecrow. In the book Oz gave a brain, a heart, and courage, yet in the film he gave a Th. D, a medal of courage, and a heart clock.
No matter how hard directors and screenwriters try, it is impossible for any movie to be a perfect reflection of the detailed plot and intricate characters presented in a novel. I had watched the film adaption of Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend prior to reading the book, I was very aware of major differences from the get go. The to main categories that I could see differences being placed in were emotion and action. Many aspects of the book were changed to emphasize both either emotion or action for the film. Considering pieces of literature cannot be easily transferred to the screen, few of these changes were very necessary.
The book Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick is a book about two boys that become best friends and have a special connection. In the movie, The Mighty, there are several scenes the same, but there are also many different scenes. The movie portrays several scenes differently than they are in the book such as the lunch scene, the return of the purse, and how Freak rescues Maxwell. In the movie, the lunch scene is different because of how Freak is playing with the gruel, and making jokes to impress a girl.
In the movie as well there are many parts that are changed from the book. Of course, this may happen in many movies, but the writers from this movie took it to a whole new level. One of the things that are changed in the book is the timeline in which all of these events occur. Making this film very “fake” compared to the original book. In the movie they make the road trip to find Margo just days before prom, making it very possible for them to skip it.
When comparing a story to a film, there are three ways that they can be translated. These translations can be a literal translation, traditional translation or radical translation. The literal translation can be defined as, "reproduces the plot and all its attending details as closely as possible to the letter of the book" (Cahir, 16). The traditional translation can be defined as, " maintains the overall traits of the book (its plot, setting, and stylistic conversations) but revamps details in those particular ways that the filmmakers see necessary and fitting" (Cahir, 16-17). A radical translation can be defined as one, "which reshapes the book in extreme revolutionary ways both as a means of interpreting the literature and of making the
“One was a book thief. The other stole the sky.” In the book, The Book Thief, Markus Zusak uses this quote to compare two of the main characters, Max and Liesel. Brian Percival directed this movie.. This book is a Bildungsroman, set in Germany at the time of World War II.
The Grinch book, by: Dr.Suess has many new versions. The cartoon, and the movie are just the most common. There are many other versions of the Grinch! I am just going to tell you some of the major differences between the movie, the cartoon, and the book. Have you ever noticed that the authors are different in all three?
The Christmas Carol is a great and popular story, people have made movies and plays about it, though the play can be more accurate. The movies can be very accurate to the actual story. Although it is not a very long play there are many different things going on. The story overall has a great message to it. As in, never say that Christmas lame or not worth it.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, is a story about two close friends who are put through difficult times. This book was made into a movie. Throughout the story George and Lennie become inseparable friends, and face many situations together. The guys go into town without lennie. After Lennie does his bad thing he can’t find the “spot” he’s suppose to go to.
There are many movies and books that have tons of similarities and differences. I choosed A Series of Unfortunate Events, because of the nail biting moments that are in the book and movie. Plus,and you just want to know what happened. They both have many differences, but not many similarities. Some of the differences are very big changes and might make you like the other one more.
The beginning of the book it starts different than the movie. Mary adapts faster to England in the movie than in the book. Mary meets Colin the same way as the book she meets him when he is crying because he can’t sleep. She talks with him for a while. They didn’t have in the book of Mary and Colin gazing at the pictures of there mothers but in the movie
The Notebook The well known romantic story, “The Notebook,” written by the novelist, Nicholas Sparks, portrays two people falling in love during the 1940s. The book was written in 1996 and the movie was released in 2004. Nicholas Sparks was inspired by a real life couple and that is why the movie is so realistic. The main characters Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton are played by popular young actors, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Though the book and movie are based on the same love story, they have many differences, some minor and some major.