Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

I have to write a paper comparing a book and its movie?

I have to read a book and watch the movie version and compare them. So far, I've thought of The Notebook (pretty lame, though) and several science fiction books, but I may not have to read one of them. I'm looking for something that is not a tough read because it is due next week and I have a pretty hectic schedule from now until the due date. I'm also looking for something not too obscure because I need to be able to get the book and movie at the library.

Any suggestions? This is for a college literature class, by the way.

P.S. I will smite anyone who says Twilight. And as much as I love it, Harry Potter won't work, either.


sorry that was supposed to be "may not have time to read one of them"

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Definitely Twilight! (ahahahahaha!)

    On a serious note:

    *Pride & Prejudice -- there are several different versions of the movie to choose from.

    *I don't know if you could do this for your class probably not, but it would be interesting.... Emma/ Clueless comparison

    *Midsummer Night's dream-- the play is pretty short

    *The Curious Case of Benjamin Button -- the book is less than 100 pages

    *Jane Eyre

    *Of Mice and Men

    *Chocolat -- Joanne Harris (I haven't read the book, but I hear it's good)

    *A ton of different John Grisham books

    *Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Those are just ones that I thought of off the top of my head you could check out this website, they have a ton listed.

    Source(s): Mainly my head, but I did find a website with a bunch listed
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Romeo and Juliet? Not particularly long, plus you have the choice of comparing it to several film versions including a 1996 remake by Baz Luhrmann - a contemporary remake that keeps the original dialogue. Could be an interesting contrast.

    Or the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? Not that long either and the film is pretty new.

    Of Mice and Men? The film's a bit older but it's an easy read.

  • 1 decade ago

    Horton Hears a Who

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    The Spiderwick Chronicles

    The Chroniclees of Narnia, the Lion, the witch and the wardrobe

    Prince Caspian

  • 1 decade ago

    Silence of the Lambs, Manhunter/Red Dragon and Hannibal.

    Relic - this would actually be an interesting choice because the movie removed one of the key characters and also killed off the character who drive the novel's sequel.

    The Count of Monte Cristo - again, the makers of the movie butchered the book, which has potential for an interesting paper.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein!!!!

    Or Bram Stoker's Dracula and Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula

  • 1 decade ago

    Silence of the lambs or Manhunter

    The film follow the plot of book however misses out or adds b its.

    you can get notes on books, just google it. and obviously a film takes two second to watch.

    stephen king would be good too.

  • 1 decade ago

    does it have to be a long book?

    if you're short on time i'd go for a kid's book :o)

    shiloh, because of winn dixie, hoot, holes, charlotte's web

    just a thought...

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