Fried Green Tomatoes Book Movie Comparison

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The story, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, and the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes have many similarities and also many differences. The movie and the book were both very good, but they were made during different time periods, and released as different types of media, which caused them to have some dramatic differences. Some differences between the novel and the film were that in the book, Idgie and Ruth’s relationship is much more clear, there are different characters and narration, and there were extra scenes in the movie than the book. Some of these differentiations were suttle, however some of the changes were much more obvious. In the story, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, it was very obvious in the plot line that Idgie and Ruth were a couple. In the story, Idgie and Ruth kissed, and they did not in the movie. Idgie was also much more outspoken in the book about her love for Ruth. For example, when Ruth left to marry the abusive man, Idgie was extremely angry and upset, and said that she loved Ruth and could not understand how she could go marry a man. After Ruth came back, Idgie also told Ruth’s parents that she would never leave Idgie again. The book also just portrayed them as an overall couple. It showed more when they were together, them raising a child together, etc. In the movie, there were still scenes that hinted that Idgie and Ruth were in a relationship, but it did not make it as clear. The movie was made in the 1990’s, where it was still not accepted to release movies displaying things like gay couples. The character Ninny is the narrator in the book Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. However, in the movie version, there is no narrator. There were also multiple characters in the book that were not in the movie. The movie Fried Green Tomatoes left out unnecessary characters to make the plot easier to understand

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