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Book vs. Movie

Book vs. Movie — The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien vs. Peter Jackson The Story The evil Lord Sauron has been slowly building his strength in the East, plotting his takeover of Middle Earth – a magical and bounteous land of Elves, Men, Dwarves, Hobbits and dozens of other creatures.  The only missing piece to his malevolent puzzle is the One Ring, which he treacherously created in the depths of time, but subsequently lost in an ancient battle.  Over the following millennia, he has been biding his time, striving to regain the lost ring and restore himself to indomitable power.  Meanwhile, the ring has fallen into the hands [...]

2016-12-31T17:58:50-07:00December 3rd, 2013|

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 [...]

2016-12-31T17:58:51-07:00November 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 [...]

2017-06-01T10:42:02-07:00August 9th, 2012|Tags: |