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Book vs. Movie

Book vs. Movie — 12 Years a Slave

Solomon Northup vs. Steve McQueen The Story It’s 1841 in the small town of Saratoga, New York, and Solomon Northup, a free black man, has established himself as an upstanding and honorable citizen with a loving wife and three – two in the movie – beautiful children.  It’s a day like any other when he’s approached by two businessmen from the big city who offer him work in New York City and Washington DC, which he accepts with enthusiasm not suspecting treachery.  After a few days, he finds himself drugged and in chains, captive in a basement in the nation’s [...]

November 17th, 2013|

Book vs. Movie – The Shawshank Redemption

Stephen King vs. Frank Darabont The Story Andy Dufresne is headed to Shawshank Prison for a murder he is sure he did not commit, though the evidence is not in his favor.  The story chronicles his time there through the eyes of his friend Red.  Andy was a banker before he was a prisoner and quietly changes the prison, his fellow inmates and even some of the toughest guards to ever patrol the lonely, hopeless grounds of the toughest prison in Maine. The Book The Book is actually a novella by Stephen King called Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption [...]

August 9th, 2012|Tags: |

Book Vs. Movie

Which is better?  Let's discuss. We've all done it.  Read a book, loved it, and then seen the movie and hated it.  Or vice versa.  I used to think the book was always better, but as movie technology improves and studios get both more prolific and more creative with the books they adapt for the screen, I'm finding that sometimes the movie is just as good - or better - than the source material. But how can that be, you ask?  Books let you use your imagination, allow for time to develop characters, give us rich descriptions of settings and [...]

July 31st, 2012|Tags: |