It is rare to find perfect harmony in both. Usually, I try to read the book before I see the movie because I find it disappoints me in the reverse. Fully capturing the essence of a novel on film can be very challenging. Novels, in general, offer more background and insight and allow more time for character development. The best way to decide if the mediums are closely related is to do a side by side comparison and see if the movie can hold the same value.
In most translations from books to movies, producers sacrifice certain elements to narrow the focus and make the film unique to his style. All productions, except Kenneth Branagh's, cut certain elements and the use of film techniques, compared to the Victorian stage plays, allows different dramatic developments in the story. While Branagh's choice was to present the entire play in an absolute and exquisite language, Zeffirelli chose to compress it for the screen. Each choice has its merits, thus I think it's a mistake to compare the 2 versions. Retaining the originality to the dialogue in the text, Zeffirelli’s “Hamlet” is still unique to the director's vision.
I've got to say it wasn't easy trying to figure out which one I liked best, but I got to say I liked the film much more prominent then the novel. To see the action and adventure come to life was astonishing. Once you watch it though you see lots of differences from the novel and the film. You might see some from the characters or from something else. You will have to read it your self, but I will give you some differences to give you an idea of it.
The events may be arranged chronologically or nonchronologically and may be factual, fictional, or a blend of the two. (262) Together with narrative, form is another technique often used to narrate so as to attract audiences’ attention. Just as William H. Phillips says: Structure, which some scholars and theorists call form, refers to the parts of a text and their arrangement. In a fictional film, the selection and order of events help viewers comprehend the story and strongly influence how they respond…Fictional structure (characters, goals, and conflicts); some functions of beginnings, middles, endings; combination of different brief stories (plotlines) into a larger, more complex story. (264) Classical narrative form is commonly known as linear narrative which refers to stories told in a single line with logical order and ends with an assured conclusion, usually seen in traditional Hollywood films.
Regan Coseni Mme Poliquin English – EAE 4U 11/11/11 Critical Review of Hamlet Films, Act 3: Zeffirelli vs. Branagh There are numerous different portrayals of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, whether they are in the form of films, books or theatrical plays, they are all better than the other in different aspects and for specific reasons. In this critical review, we will make a comparison of Act 3 between Franco Zeffirelli’s film version of “Hamlet” starring Mel Gibson and Kennith Branagh’s film version of “Hamlet” starring Branagh, himself. First, as far as faithfulness to sequence and language in comparison to the original written version of Act 3, Branagh’s is pretty well identical in both senses. On the other hand, Zeffirelli’s version switches a few things up. To start with, in the original version as well as Branagh’s version of “Hamlet”, the “To be or not to be” soliloquy comes before Hamlets encounter with Ophelia, where as in Zeffirelli’s version of the play, Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy comes after the scene where he speaks with Ophelia.
Kevin Flores 10-27-14 Gatsby Argumentative Essay: Both the 1974 version and the 2013 version of The Great Gatsby are terrific movies but the 1974 version best reflected the novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Those who feel that the 1974 version is more faithful to the novel argue that the plot was the same unlike the 2013 version. Supporters of the 2013 version argue that the Gatsby parties were more extravagant in the 2013 version. This is important because the themes of the novel can be lost if the movies are changed too much. One example that supports the 1974 version was the party scene.
Pips’ life is soon filled with great expectations but eventually pays off when Pip resolves to prove to Estella that he’s changed and wins her vague heart. Many would agree that this novel was one of Dickens greater pieces and many tried to imitate the effect of the novel in film. The closest retrospect of the novel is the movie Great expectations directed by Julian Jarrold. Although alike in setting, mood, point of view and theme, there are main key points that have changed including character attributions and plot in the novel. Regarding the similarities of the film and novel they both have the same setting, mood, point of view and theme.
The Culture Industry and A Walk to Remember Adam Shankman’s A Walk to Remember has proved to be a favorite of audiences across the country. The movie’s legitimacy as something artistic, however, is bound to be questioned by some. As a part of the film industry, A Walk to Remember provides good means to explore the true motives of the culture industry using the opposing views of Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer and Gerald Graff. Theorists Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer would see this movie as nothing more than a new spin on the same old story. Gerald Graff, on the other hand, would commend A Walk to Remember as an art form that gives rise to many debates and arguments about the movie and that gives viewers a chance to prove their intellectualism outside of the academic realm.
Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie American society has become overwhelmed with the visual media, and often this media overshadows the classical paper books. The metaphorical phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” is well known by most Americans; given our technological age, perhaps now we should think of it as “don’t judge a book by its movie.” When novels go through the process of being made into a motion picture the novel tends to be changed to better accommodate the actors or the audience. Sometimes this can be very effective; but occasionally writing movies originally from books can also be destructive to the author’s original ideas and purposes. The film Field of Dreams, produced by Universal Pictures, is based on the novel Shoeless Joe written by W.P. Kinsella.
This is done for several reasons which include the idea that an addition to the movie may enhance the story. *The book has more information about the story while movies are shortened and with less information. Also, for what the producer and director believe will enhance the entertainment aspect of the film, they made add information that was not at all seen in the book. So people should read the books before they watch the movie. The other aspect of the book vs the movie is the instant ability to re-read passages that at first the reader did not totally grasp.