May 16, 2016
Mr. Coward Period 3
Book v Movie
In the book, The Giver by Lois Lowry, or the movie, The Giver directed by Phillip Noyce, I believe that the book is better than the movie. The reason I think that is because everyone has their own vision when they read the book, that’s why people mostly say the book is better than the movie. Also, the movie didn’t have as many parts as the book did. For instance, where the givers’ room is. In the book, the nurturing center is on the way to it, and in the movie it’s in the middle of nowhere. And therefore, Jonas and Fiona can’t walk and talk together.
In movies and books, if something is just slightly different, it can mess up a whole lot of things. For instance, in the movie the community was in the sky and surrounded by clouds, and in the book I was picturing it to be in the woods or something. That’s the bad thing about movies that come from books because they can change someone’s thoughts or visions of the setting. Also I figured that the whole community would look A LOT different. Everything was so high-tech and had all electronics, but in my mind it was not like that at all.
Somehow movies always make people not want to read the books because they say that since they watched the movie, it gave them all the information they needed. Also movies tend to take away important things and add not so important things. For instance, in the movie when Fiona and Jonas were sledding down the arch thing, that was not needed in my mind. They could have added some good parts like when Jonas was giving Gabe new and different memories each night. I know they showed that, but not a whole lot.
In the book, everything was very detailed and vivid, and in the movie they showed things but they didn’t at the same time. For instance, in the movie the “stirrings” was Jonas and Fiona dancing and kissing, but in the book Jonas and Fiona were in the “bathing room.” In the book it really showed the different attitudes and moods of the characters. Also Jonas, Fiona, and Asher are a lot younger in the book. But in the movie they’re older, which I thought was better. I wonder what you would get when your 12 then, or 13, 14, or 15?
For most of the case, the book is usually better, but I thought the movie was good and really put the main parts of the book into it. Now don’t get me wrong, I still think the book is better, but I just think the movie did a pretty good part on its own. For instance, how the rare part was a birthmark on their wrist instead of having pale eyes. That was good because I think that the actor playing Jonas couldn’t have been and finding a good fit, pale eyed actor might have changed other people's thought.
All in all, I think the book The Giver by Lois Lowry was better than the movie The Giver directed by Phillip Noyce because of my own opinion and some left out and added parts.
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