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  • Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
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    Rosina Gonzalez ENG 35302/08/05 Research Paper For this paper, I chose the Roald Dahl modern fantasy book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Dahl's books are mostly fantasy and full of imagination. They are always a little cruel, but never without humor - a thrilling mixture of the grotesque and comic. A frequent motif is that people are not what they appear to be. Dahl's works for children are usually told from the point of view of a child, a...
  • Kenneth Branagh Film Mary
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    In Kenneth Branagh film Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the director, Kenneth Branagh sticks to the major themes of the original book with minute changes. There are many similarities and differences between the book and Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the book. I believe Mary Shelley wanted readers to catch the themes of child abandonment, presented in Victor abandoning his creature. She also wanted readers to have compassion and sympathy for the abandoned creature that Victor created out of dead b...
  • Old Fashioned Morality Of Children's Books
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    Moving picture books Threatened for the best part of three decades by spending cuts in schools and libraries combined with the rise of new technology and changing family life, children's publishing had been rattled to its bones. Not any more. After years trying slavishly to follow other media, especially television, by becoming ever shorter and more contemporary, the tables have been turned: film, TV and even radio are now looking to children's books for the next big thing. Not only are J K Rowl...
  • Films Of Books
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    A written comparison of "The Well" 's adaptation into film. By Sean Kennedy The main comparison to be drawn between the film and the book version of "The Well" is the fact that the book is able to be more free form than the film, which is much more concrete in content. This is because the novel is basically a character driven piece relying on deep character development throughout the novel with the two characters shifting in relation to each other. The film on the other hand as it is constrained...
  • Film Apocalypse Now
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    Heart of Darkness vs. Apocalypse Now Comparison Francis Ford Coppola is an innovative, successful, and ingenious filmmaker. These qualities are well-represented in the film Apocalypse Now. The basic story of Apocalypse Now is about a Vietnam soldier who is sent on a classified mission to kill Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, a man who has made himself a personal Jesus in his surroundings. Widely known, but hardly accepted, the movie was indeed, based off of a book. That book was called Heart of Darkness...
  • Film Smurch
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    Short Story / Film Analysis Aric McDonald Short Story / Short Film Comm. 411-3511: 30-12: 45 Spring 1997 The three short stories are similar because they all involve jealousy. This type of jealousy surrounds the main characters who are envious of the achievements or the attention that another man receives. The first story is about an old man who is taking his wife on a second honeymoon when she encounters an old suitor, creating jealousy for the husband. In the second story, the jealousy surroun...
  • Alex's Main Internal Conflict
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    A Clockwork Orange: Review of Book and Firm Version In A Clockwork Orange, Alex, the narrator and the main character, tells the story of his teenage years, starting at fifteen. He begins his tale as the leader of a small gang that spends its evenings pillaging and wreaking havoc on the town until the gang mutinies and 'Your Humble Narrator,' as Alex refers to himself, is caught by the police. From there, Alex travels to State Jail 84 F to serve 14 years, but receives an offer from 'the Governmen...
  • Book By Ron Kovic
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    "Born on the Fourth of July " This book was incredible! In all truth this was the first book I have ever read cover to cover. The book, by Ron Kovic, as compared to the film, by Oliver Stone, had some impressive similarities. Both the book and the film did a great job of portraying Ron's childhood in Massapequa, Long Island. From the little league games to playing war in the woods, leading charges and setting ambushes. This was especially well done in the movie, and exactly as I pictured them wh...
  • Book's Perspective On Amish Society Shifts
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    Witness In the 1985 film witness director peter weir explores the sharp cultural conflicts between the old Amish society of western Pennsylvania and the modern American world of crime and violence. The main character, Philadelphia police detective John Book (played by Harrison Ford), is forced into hiding by a group of corrupt fellow officers looking for a little Amish boy (played by Lukas Haas). The boy witnesses a brutal killing and identifies the policeman who did it from a photograph on the ...
  • Joy Luck Club The Film And Book
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    The Joy Luck Club The film and book, The Joy Luck Club, directed by Wayne Wang and written by Amy Tan, respectively, although still depressing at times was a nice departure from the blunt death and destruction featured in the works we discussed the first half of the semester. The stories of the eight women hit very close to home for me because I also have a love and hate relationship with my mother who lived a much different life growing up than I did. The film and book are a beautiful celebrati...
  • Houellebecq's Press Officer
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    The outsider Michel Houellebecq is a bestseller and a troublemaker. He is attacked as a pornographer and adored as a prescient genius. A stunned liberal establishment has no idea how to take him. "Perhaps he should be dead", says his friend, the novelist Fredric Beigbeder. "If I had had a childhood like him I would have killed myself. He is a zombie back from the dead and telling us what it is like". How could I make a film about a novelist who does sex scenes where women are crippled by savage ...
  • Film And The Book
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    For this piece of work I have been asked to write about the comparisons between the film and book of Great Expectations. The film was directed by David Lean, and he chose to change some features of the book in his film. Although many are insignificant, there are a few that changed the plot quite a bit. One of the major differences was that the character of Orlick, who plays a big role in the book, was not in the film. Because he was not there, Mrs. Joe cannot be attacked, she just dies of an ill...

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