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  • Best Film Adaptations Of A Novel
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    Of Mice and Men: A Comprehensive Comparison of Novel and Movie Who doesn't know of John Steinbeck's classic novel 'Of Mice and Men'? Itis a novel that almost everyone educated in the United States has either read it or pretended to read it. But how many have seen the 1992 film 'Of Mice and Men'? The relative obscurity of 1992 screen version of this timeless drama does not mean that it was poorly done. Just the contrary is true, it is one of the best film adaptations of a novel that I have seen. ...
  • Frankenstein The Novel And Movie
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    Frankenstein the novel and movie had a few similarities and many differences. Robert De Niro plays the Creature and he does a good job portraying the creature in the novel. Kenneth Branagh plays Victor Frankenstein and his play was good with the way he showed the consequences he faced during his life. Henena Bonham Carter is Elizabeth who has an important role in the novel. In the 1994 film, Robert De Niro is the creature. They d o an excellent job with the special effects and he looks exactly l...
  • Port And Kit's Relationship
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    The Sheltering Sky Part One: My Vision After reading the novel, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, it was difficult to imagine how one could transform the novel into a satisfying film. How could one imitate such descriptive settings and emotions without the advantage of Paul Bowles' wording? Also the novel does not have the plot of a typical movie, even an action or love story, and the ending is not conclusive. Could actors today play the deep and complex characters as they are portrayed in the ...
  • Comparison Between Novel And Film Version
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    Comparison Between Novel and Film Version of "Lord of the Flies" Many novels are so successful that producers can't wait to adapt the story into a film. The majority of times, however, the original novel is much stronger than the movie because it is able to capture the emotions of each character, all the symbols and meaningful events. Due to the novel's flexibility, readers are able to extend the use of their imagination. Similarly, this was the case with William Golding's masterpiece, "The Lord...
  • Emma Thompson Version Edward
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    The novel Sense and Sensibility was truly a masterpiece. Written by Jane Austen this ironic love story has captured the heart of readers for years. The popularity of Austen as a novelist can now be experienced through film. This book has been adapted into various screenplays, including one by Emma Thompson. Another version of the film was done by the BBC. Perhaps it is the manner in which it was filmed, the character choices or other aspects of the films that make them so different. Though they ...
  • Austen's Novel Mansfield Park
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    There have been many adaptations of Jane Austen's books over the years; all six of her novels have been made into films or television dramas with varying degrees of success, from the classics of Persuasion, Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility, to the funny modern version of Emma in the form of Clueless. In this paper I want to show how director Patricia Rozema has made Austen's novel Mansfield Park much more modern, accessible, and, as some claim, radical, by skipping parts of the story th...
  • Film Chocky
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    Chocky The Novel Chocky was written by John Wyndham and was later adapted into a TV drama by the BBC. The producers, Pamela Lonsdale and Vic Hughes, kept the same title for the TV series as the Novel, and named it Chocky, but the Film text had some changes in events, different character interpretation and alternative way of showing foreshadowing. The Film version differs quite a lot from the Novel. There were a number of changes to the plot, but most of these were only little issues. One of the ...
  • Film Version Of Frankenstein Victor
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    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Myth for Modern Man How can we think of Frankenstein and ignore the film classic of 1931 who can forget the remarkable appearance of Boris Karloff as the unnamed monster Yet the celebrated film does not follow the novel by Mary Shelley. Although the scene of a futuristic laboratory entrances movie audiences with the mad Dr. Frankenstein and his faithful assistant Igor, the scene is derived from twentieth century imaginations and interests, not the novel itself. In th...
  • Later Sofia And Celie
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    Making the Changes Rape, incest, sex, forced labor, and a bit of reefer. These are some of the components of a Novel by Alice Walker. These views are illustrated proficiently in Walker's third novel, The Color Purple. These aspects had a lasting impression upon ideals and beliefs of the time period. Her writing's helped to break the racial tension and barrier that was present in some people's minds. One of the ways that the barrier was eliminated was through her depiction of an imperfect black p...
  • Randle P McMurphy And Nurse Ratched
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    The film version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, produced by Milos Forman, contains many similarities to the novel, however the differences are numerous to the extent that the story, written by Ken Kesey, is overlooked by anyone who only saw the film. Ken Kesey wrote the novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, after experimenting with drugs and working on a psychiatric ward in 1960 and the novel was published in 1962. "Kesey became a night attendant on the Menlo Park Veterans Hospital psychi...
  • Film Version
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    Some stories are meant for movies, but then again, there are times when I wish some stories remained stories, unless we had a French film director do them. Laura Ezquivel's novel is a treat. It stays with you as a fine dessert, or a fine food, and she knows it so well, and revels in it. In the film version, this gets lost because it cannot translate. The twelve recipes for each month get reduced to an occasional side story. In the novel, it is the food that brings about the results, and Tita has...
  • Film And The Novel The Boys
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    Comparison Between Lord Of The Flies Film And Novel Many novels have tried to adopt the idea of their story on to a film, such as the novel Lord Of The Flies. It is apparent that in most cases the novel is more successful than the film, since it has a greater capability to attract the readers attention by using literally devices such as symbolism, and meaningful events through out the story. I believed that the novel Lord Of The Flies was far more superior to the film Lord Of The Flies, because ...
  • Most Similar Of The Novel And Film
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    Jurassic Park - The Lost World Comparison Contrast The Lost World as a novel is very different from its film version. The most contrasts are found in the beginning of the story. For instance, the novel starts off with Ian Malcolm giving a detailed lecture on extinction theories at the Santa Fe Research Center. Where as, the film starts with a wealthy British family vacationing on Isla Sorn a, an island of Costa Rica. On this island the tiny dinosaurs called compys attack a young British girl. As...
  • Counterculture Themes Of The Novel
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, published in 1962, is the product of both the personal experiences of its author, Ken Kesey, and the specific culture in which it was written. Kesey developed the novel while he attended Stanford University as a graduate student in their Creative Writing program as the winner of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. The novel was partially inspired by Kesey's part-time job as an orderly in a Palo Alto veterans' hospital. It was also as a student at Stanford where Kesey be...
  • Great Novel Into An Equally Great Film
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    Spike Jonze's film Adaptation dealt with the difficulty of putting a written work to film. In this film, Nicolas Cage plays the character of Charlie Kaufman who is faced with the difficulty of writing a screenplay for Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief. One of the issues that Charlie Kaufman finds himself up against is the wordiness in the book. He reads parts of the book that, on the page, are very intriguing; however, because the words take place in the head of Susan Orlean and do not describe a ...
  • Film Versions Of The Novels
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    Compare and Contrast the ways in which the film version of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner and The Color Purple treat the political and social questions raised in the corresponding novels. Alice Walker and Alan Sillitoe novels are an illustrative tale of our society inevitable course, and the social and political issues prevalent in that period. These issues have sometimes placed these books in precarious positions where they create controversy in these same societies. So controversia...
  • Mr Throughout The Novel And Film
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    Critical Comparison of 'The Color Purple' Novel into film. The Color Purple is a novel which deals with many black moral issues such as the treatment of black women within the black family, the differences between whites and blacks and the position of black women in society. These issues have all been dealt with by a black female, Alice Walker, about the black experiences and culture. It has been felt that the transition into film has taken away the true intentions of the novel, and therefore th...
  • Plays Tom Joad
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    In 1940, John Steinbeck's controversial novel, The Grapes of Wrath, has been made into a film directed by John Ford. Ford's brilliant selection of actors accompanied by the superb script and cinematography skills illustrated the story and emotions of the migrants that were forced to abandon their lands due to the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. The Grapes of Wrath portrays the tale of the Joad family's dispossession of their unfruitful land, and their struggle to survive a cross-country jour...
  • Changes Between The Film And The Novel
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    The conclusion of animal farm in the animated film is fairly different to the novel of Animal Farm. Firstly, in the film the story is more told by pictures and narration, to explain what was happening and animation to emphasise and easily understand what was happening. However in the Novel the story was told more by speeches made by the animals. Secondly, in the film Snowballs death was much more explicit than in the novel, this is because more emphasis can be showed with animation rather than w...
  • Novel And The Film
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    A Passage to India When novels are turned into movies, each is subject to instant criticism. They are readily compared to one another. Not having read A Passage to India puts us at a disadvantage in comparing the novel and the film. Instead, we have to trust that David Lean's interpretation of Forster's novel is accurate. In most cases, the movie can be very helpful in relating the author's intended message. There are various ways that a film can be more convincing than the printed text. Forster...

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