Although the movie did have some interesting additions and removals, the book was far more appealing to a general audience than the movie. One of the first reasons for why the book is better than the movie is because of the characters. In the movie, they removed Yitzchak and Reuven. These are very important characters in the story. They even replaced Gitl with Aunt Mina, who did not play as big of a role compared to Gitl’s.
A book is an extension of your imagination everything you see while reading is completely unique to anyone else which is why books are so appealing to people. A movie however is a visual representation of someone else (primarily the director's) vision of the book. There's a distinct difference between the two when a book is being made into a movie you lose in the process your will to make it appear visually however you want. The current comparison is between the 1974 film of The Great Gatsby and the book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Some movies are better than others when it comes to portraying the book in the same light as it was written and this movie does a good job of making the book come to life except three keys important details.
In 1953, a man named Ray Bradbury wrote a book called Fahrenheit 451. In the book, he predicted how the future would be…and it turns out he was almost dead on. In the book Fahrenheit 451 ,the society is like nothing we know today. People had little right, and what rights they did have they were so “brainwashed”, that they didn't ever realize they had them. Books, freedom of information, and media are non-existent.
All they cared about was getting money to buy the newest things. Second, with profession all around that means that there will be more jobs for people. In Fahrenheit 451 there were only a specific amount of jobs because jobs involving literature and books did not exist only jobs involving photographing, television and film. So only a certain amount had these specific jobs. Third.
“The book was better than the movie.” For many book lovers when their favorite novel is adapted to the big screen, they are disappointed by the outcome. The movie is not able to captivate the audience as much as a novel might. This is generally true due to the fact that the book allows the reader to get in better touch with the characters and their adventures. In 1940, the bestselling novel The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was adapted by Darryl Zanuck and John Ford who produced and directed the movie. The movie which mainly stuck to the plot line of the novel did differentiate a little.
The differences, however, say a lot about how the directors and actors feel about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book. The director of the first version, made in 2000, seems to view it as a joke, but perhaps saw profit from producing this movie. The movie formed in 2013, seems to take the book more serious, and though seeing profit as well, wanted to make certain aspects shine through. Though both films have similarities, the differences are much more powerful and depict how the actors and directors view the novel. One of the major differences was the choice of
Books and movies have been around for many years and lately movie directors have been making more and more movies based off of books. Most people do not know that around 50% of movies are based off of books. Although, it really depends on what people mean when a movie is “based” off a book. Some directors say a movie is based off a book, but has a different plot and seems totally different. So, in order to keep true to the book, directors keep the plot relatively the same, but there are a few times they decide to change the message entirely by changing just a few key events.
To Kill A Mockingbird: Read it, Don’t Watch it. Have you ever watched the movie adaptation of a book, only to find that the book is far superior to it’s movie counterpart? Oftentimes when a book is adapted into a movie, there are some differences between the two. Sometimes the differences are subtle, but other times the differences are dramatic and can affect the development of the story. An example of this is the movie adaptation of the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Technology is all around us. It is very easy to access and to use. As the time goes on, technology such as the phone or computer becomes most more of a necessity than a luxury. In the novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, technology has blinded this dystopian society. People would just watch television, work their jobs, go to school, and never question anything.
A common comparison made everyday is between books and movies. Many movies based on books leave out important details and scenarios disappointing the audience. In the futuristic short story, "Harrison Bergeron," by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., everyone is equal or average, what many people might consider a utopia. 2081 is a movie based on "Harrison Bergeron," and like any other book based movie, it excludes many details and alters many scenes changing the storyline. Personally, I found the book more appealing than the movie because of the specific details and description.