January 22, 2013
Books and movies are booth great kind of entertainment. Many great books have been turned into great movies by adapting every bit of detail from the book to the movie, but as well as good books are being turned into good movies there are also good books being turned into disappointing movies by changing the great meaningful story the original author had written into a shallow script. Fahrenheit 451 is a book written by Ray Bradbury in 1953, which was turned into a movie adapted and directed by François Truffaut in 1966. The story revolves around a fireman named Guy Montag that lives in a society that censors books. Firemen in the book are peopling that burn books and houses with books in them, which is the complete opposite of what firemen really do. During the story, Montag changes from being numb to realizing how empty he really is by reading books. From this book a movie was created, yet some changes were made: the way things are portrayed, Clarisse’s character, and characters that are not shown. The first difference between Fahrenheit 451 the book and the movie Fahrenheit 451 is how the movie portrays things different from the book. For example, fast cars are in both, book and movie. However, in the book, there is a scene where Clarisse and Montag go to a place where people go to hit animals with their cars and in the movie fast cars are just mentioned, not shown. Also, the parlor walls are in both book and movie, but portrayed differently. For instance, the parlor walls are described in the books as being a wall TV (huge wall and the TV would be the whole wall) and they had three walls in a room and in the movie there is only one wall and it is a plasma TV. An even bigger change than the differences of how the portrayed things is the difference in Clarisse’s character. Another change made from the book Fahrenheit 451 to the movie Fahrenheit 451 is Clarisse's character. Clarisse...
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