Anne Frank the Play vs Anne Frank the Movie - Comparative Essay

Topics: Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, Difference Pages: 2 (700 words) Published: April 29, 2011
Anne Frank the Play vs Anne Frank the Movie
In class, we had the opportunity to watch “Anne Frank” the movie, and a while back we heard the play. The “Anne Frank” play was very similar to the “Anne Frank” movie, but they also had some differences which made them different from each other. For example, by watching the movie, we hear that the characters' lines are practically the same as to the characters' lines in the play, this in fact is a very big similarity. In my opinion, the movie was better because you could actually see whats going on, and not like the play were I have to use my imagination to picture what is going on. The movie was also better because its differences to the play made it a little bit more enjoyable. Some of the differences that took place were that in the movie, Anne's best friend was Sanne. In the play, her best friend was Jopie de Waal. In the play, Anne call her father 'pim', were in the movie she does not. In the movie, Mrs. Van Daan argues with Mr. Van Daan about the fact that he isn't a great husband, she says Mr Frank would be a better husband to her, then, in a flash, kisses Mr. Frank. In the play Mrs. Van Daan argues with her husband, but does not kiss Mr. Frank. Also a very big difference occurred in the movie which was that when a thieve comes to rob in the office, he steals a typewriter, he leaves, but another night he returns with special tools to open the safe, he is working , but soon hears a noise upstairs because Peter had chased his cat and tripped on some pots. In the story the thieve comes, but steals a radio and he only comes once; the noise he hears is from Peter's fall for trying to turn off the light.

Besides differences, there was also similarities between both the play and the movie. The similarities that occurred include that the play and the movie both started out the same way, Mr. Frank comes back from the concentration camp arriving in the office that includes the Secret Annex were Miep and Mr. Kraler...
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