The differences and the similarities between the novel "The Pelican Brief" by John Grisham and the movie "The Pelican Brief" by Alan J. Pakula film. There were maybe similarities between the novel and the movie. The story line and plot were basically the same in both the novel and the movie. Then there were also many differences when the novel was made in to a movie. As in most cases when a novel is made in to a movie there are certain things that are left out in the movie version.
The novel and the movie were both very suspenseful. The main characters are both the same in the book and in the movie but are a little bit different then their counter partners in the novel/movie. In both the movie and novel settings are the same, they both take place in New Orleans and Washington D.C. There are a lot of similarities from the novel and the movie.
The novel seemed to flow better than the movie version. When I was watching the movie even though I had read the novel I was still a little confused and wasn't sure what was going on all the time. The novel was also a lot more detailed and expressed a lot more emotion than that movie version. The movie version was also seemed to be drawn out and some what boring to me personally. The novel version seemed to keep my attention and did not lose it for the duration of my reading.
The movie version of "The Pelican Brief' seemed to leave out a few key scenes that are present in the novel version. For instance in the third chapter where it is introducing the assassin "Khamel", John Grisham goes in to great detail to introduce him and show how dangerous and famous he is. The movie version left this scene completely out of the movie. I think it's an important scene that lets the readers be aware of how important the assassin is and how dangerous he is. In the novel he is introduced by ridding up to the shore in a small boat, he then picks up Luke (or who we know as Luke) and they... [continues]
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