Monday, May 16, 2016

Better,worst, or same?

Madison Montoya
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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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Remembering the Past

The Landscape of Memory
     Remembering things can be helpful, but remembering things from forty plus years ago can be remarkable.     
     There are really people in the world that can keep and remember their memories from bak and back and back.
     How far back can someone with a remarkable memory remember back?

Smell the Roses

The Pedestrian
     Mr. Mead is not like the others in the society. It's ran by technology.
     That's crazy how Mr. Mead is the only person who walks.
     Our would is not to far away from a world of technology. I wonder how long it will be until we're like this?

The Forecast
     Look it up, no need to look right outside.
     This reminds me of The Pedestrian because it's all about technology now and there's no time to take time for yourself to relax or look outside to see what the weather is going to be like.
     Our fist instinct is to look up the weather on Google or ask Siri about it because everything is so "high-tech" now, that we don't think to look outside.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

To Elsewhere

The Giver
Lois Lowry
     Jonas and Gabe have now really seen snow and it was so cold that they could hardly make it up the hill. They got to the top by feeling warmth from a memory.
     Why didn't Jonas and Gabe enter the next part, was it because it wasn't another community?
     Could the people be Jonas and maybe Gabe's family? Where does Jonas and Gabe end up going?

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Release of Gabe!!🤔😟

The Giver
Lois Lowry
      Jonas's Father told him that the night he stayed with the Giver, Gabe went to the Nurturing  Center and was non stop crying. They took a vote and decided to release Gabe.
    That's crazy. For Jonas to get so attached to Gabe, it must have been hard.
     I hope that Jonas's father doesn't kill Gabe, and he'll secretly keep him.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


The Giver
Lois Lowry
     Jonas was really upset that his dad killed the new child, so he stayed overnight in the annex with the giver. They were talking and they decided to make a plan.
     The plan is a good plan and if it works, it will be great.
     I think the plan will work, but I also think it might take a while.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


The Giver
Lois Lowry
     Jonas was telling the giver that his father was going to release a newchild. The Giver wanted Jonas to watch it.
     Jonas's reaction to his father killing the newchild and shoving him down the chute was really sad because he didn't know that releasing meant killing.
     I didn't know that releasing meant killing either and that is pretty sad.