Nightjohn Book And Movie Essay

Movie response To Night John

The movie "NightJohn" I thought was a pretty good movie in my opinion. I thought this because of all of the things they used like the props/clothing, the whips and etc… I also think that using a girl that is a child still to be learning this made it a little more interesting instead of "NightJohn" teaching another adult male or adult just in general. I also think that what NightJohn did in this movie was pretty heroic, but the fact that he did not come back after he left was a little disappointing.

The way the characters dressed and such in this movie was more believable than having a guy in a tuxedo doing the fieldwork, so for the clothing part's and what they chose was good. For an example of how the book is different from the movie, NightJohn came into the plantation in the book completely naked, and in the movie he came in with a cloth around his waist For the power of the white people they would wear a little more fancier/ more expensive clothing to separate them besides their skin color. Waller was not the only white guy wearing fancy clothing, his wife and many other white people wore the more expensive clothing too. Another thing I liked about this movie was the acting by Sarny, because for her age she did a amazing job of acting like she did not know how to read, and write at first but then as Night John progressively taught her more and more you could tell the difference in the way she talked and how easy it was for her to understand things.

While comparing the movie "NightJohn" to the book it was based on NightJohn, the movie really was not all that good because they don't even make sense or connect at certain parts of the movie. One example that the book is different from the movie is, When Waller has the cotton field ready to be harvested, he has everyone work really hard even his own family and he even worked in the movie, and he was even telling the slaves that he was going to have a party for everyone. The book had nothing like that in their and Waller in the book would never throw a party for them just like that. That is one of the reason's people will not like the movie if they have already read the book because some things in the movie just do not make much sense, and are not even close to the book at some parts. I also compared the book and movie because they are like two different things, and if you are going to watch the movie or read the book. Then make sure you try and not to compare them because they make either one or the other look bad depending on which one you watched or read first.These are some of the things that I have enjoyed in the movie Night John like the acting, props, and outfits for each type of person wealthy or slave, and I just thought it was mainly an overall good movie.

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The Maltese Falcon: Book Vs. Movie Essay

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The Maltese Falcon: Book Vs. Movie

Many time in our lives, we have seen the transformation of novels into movies. Some of them are equal to the novel, few are superior, and most are inferior. Why is this? Why is it that a story that was surely to be one of the best written stories ever, could turn out to be Hollywood flops? One reason is that in many transformations, the main characters are changed, some the way they look, others the way they act. On top of this, scenes are cut out and plot is even changed. In this essay, I will discuss some of the changes made to the characters of the Maltese Falcon as they make their transformation to the ?big screen.? The first character that we read or see is Sam Spade. In the…show more content…

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