The Movie In Nicholas Sparks's A Walk To Remember

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A Walk to Remember: The Book vs. The Movie A Walk to Remember is a well known book written by Nicholas Sparks in 1999. Not only is this story a book but as of 2002, it is also a movie directed by Adam Shankman. This book and movie are based off a true story about Nicholas Sparks’ sister. While there are many similarities to the novel by Nicholas Sparks, many changes were made also. For starters, the producer, Denise Di Novi, decided to update the setting from the 1950s to the 1990s, worrying that a movie set in the 50s would fail to draw teens. To make the update believable, Landon's (Shane West) pranks and behavior are worse in the movie than they are in the novel. For example, in the novel Landon was initially unfocused, but not a bad kid, yet in…show more content…
At the end of the novel, unlike the movie, it is ambiguous whether Jamie died due to cancer. In the novel, when Landon learns of Jamie's illness he is afraid and uncomfortable to be around her. He is afraid he will offend her. Yet, in the movie, once he learns of her illness, is if much more dedicated to her. Jamie has a dream to get married in the both the movie and the novel, which Landon fulfills at the age of 17. The difference in this part of the story is that on her wedding day in the novel Jamie is very sick and needs a wheelchair and nurse during the ceremony. Although in the film, during the wedding Jamie is in remission.Unlike the novel, in the film it is very clear how Jamie’s life ended, but in the novel the question is still up in the air as to whether she survived the cancer, or if it took her along with it. Finally, despite the difference between the movie and the novel this story has become very popular. It has definitely grabbed the attention of the teenage groups like it hoped, sending out various messages. One of the most important being, it is never too late change, especially if it is for the person you

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