I think they were mostly similar, however Boo in the movie wasn’t as intense as the book. I also noticed that they didn’t add the part when miss Maudie’s house caught on fire and Boo put the blanket over Scout In the movie.
I agree that Boo wasn’t talked about a lot in the movie.
I completely forgot about the fire!
I agree, I wish the buildup for Boo was bigger.
I also agree, there wasn't enough background information on Boo.
Miss Maudies house never burnt down. It also didn't snow in Maycomb. Jem and Scout never got their bb guns in the movie either. The courthouse seen with Tom Robinson, and in the book seemed to be very accurate though. I think that it might not have highlighted the biggest scenes in the movie with all of the other scenes. Boo Radley was still creepy in the movie, just like I had imagined.
I agree that the courthouse seemed really accurate to the book.
I think some of these scenes would definitely help the movie be more coherent to watch
I agree, the courthouse definitely mirrored the book in several ways.
I think Boo was definitely creepy enough in the movie as he was perceived in the book.
Yeah I agree with you.
Yeah I agree without the BB gun scene it doesn't make sense when they mention the mockingbird at the end
I agree with these changes from the book and the movie
A part that was different in the movie was that Aunt Alexandra wasn’t there to nag the kids. I think they took some characters out of the movie to make it not as long. I imagined that the Radley’s place to be more normal and not as rundown in the movie.
I agree that Aunt Alexandria wasn't there to nag the kids
I agree they did leave out a lot of characters.
I think that Aunt Alexandra would have helped the movie move along, especially in some scenes.
I agree, I also thought the Radley place wouldn't be as run down.
I agree with that point.
Yeah, not having Aunt Alexandra around definitely removed one of the major plot details.
I never even thought about it but I agree
One of the things that I noticed they changed was that Dills Aunt was Miss Stephanie in the movie, but was Miss Rachel in the book. They also left out the scene with Mr.Raymond and the Coke in a bag. I believe the main reason for things getting left out is that the movie doesn't have enough time to put all the details in.
I also thought that the scene with the Coke was not in the movie and shows how the people perceived other characters.
Yeah I agree that there wasn’t a lot of details in the movie.
What they did to the background characters was kind of confusing.
I agree with that
One thing I noticed that was very different in the movie, was they got rid of the church service, where they went to Calpurnia's church. I think this one is something that they got rid of because it wouldn't be very impactful to Tom's case, but I think it would have been interesting to see how they would have done that scene. Another thing they switched up was Bob Ewell. They didn't have the intimidation scene where he spat on Atticus.
I agree, I wish they would've incorporated the church scene
I thought that scene did happen?
I was also excited for that and was confused when it didn't happen.
I think it could actually help with the case. It shows the kids grow more accustomed to the black culture.
The movie moves a lot faster than the book at the beginning and really speeds through a lot of the summers and Scout starting school and everything that happened at the beginning of the book. They probably made this change so then the movie wasn't super long, but I feel like if people hadn't read the book, they wouldn't understand Scout as much.
I agree you didn't get to know Scout near as much in the movie.
Yeah, if they did go over everything that happened in the books, it would be a much longer movie. But I do wish we got to understand Scout a little more.
I also think Scout was portrayed better in the books, personality-wise.
One of the big differences in the movie compared to the book was when Jem destroyed Mrs. Dubose's flowers. This was a big one because it never showed how Jem read to Mrs. Dubose and how overtime Jem grew on her. The similarities I noticed how in the court room Tom was clearly innocent but was still guilty just because of his color and how everyone didn't like Atticus just because he stood up for Tom Robinson.
I agreed they didn't show Jem destroying miss Duboses flowers
Yes, I think Jem reading was a lot about walking in someone else's shoes.
In the movie they did not show Miss Maudies house burning down or how Jem destroyed Miss Dubois flowers and how he had go read to her. I think they might have taken out some of these scenes because they wanted to focus on the court case more. Dill also did not run away from home and go to see Jem and Scout. I imagined Boo Radley to look younger but he was still as creepy.
With this story, we notice that there are quite a few characters that appeared in the book who had an absence in the movie, like Ms. Rachel or Uncle Jack. Moreover, there are parts of the book (such as Aunt Alexandra staying with the Finches) that were not shown. I feel that these details were overlooked because they don’t pertain to the main storyline, which is okay, but it is definitely not how I imagined the movie to go along. Along with that, I can see that by removing those smaller scenes you can make more of a point for people to pay attention to the important plot points. It definitely made the movie easier to watch.
One of the biggest differences was that aunt Alexandra wasn't there to tell Scout to be more ladylike, Dill never came out of the bed, the tea party never happened either. The actors just didn't fit what I had imagined for the characters for the book
I agree, the actors didn't really fit what I had imagined either.
I think the tea party was a big part that helps us like Aunt Alexandra and connect, but we didn't even see her at all. That was disappointing.
I think the movie was for the most part pretty accurate. One of the differences was that Bob Ewell came to find Atticus when in the book I thought they just crossed paths every now and then. One of the similarities is that I thought the trial scene was pretty similar to the books trial scene. I think changes were made to fit the audience and to keep the movie relatively shorter.
I noticed how they introduced Bob Ewell very early in the movie, but I agree that it was to make the movie shorter and probably less confusing!
I think that they took out some of the characters and events that didn't directly support the plot in order to make a more appealing and simple movie for casual viewers. I also imagined Jem would be older, probably just because of me and Daniel reading. A lot of the dialogue was the same as in the book, which was really nice because it made you feel strong emotions. I also just think that Atticus slayed... tbh.
There were several differences in the movie compared to the book. I was really exited for the church scene, and it never happened :(. Bob Ewell had some scenes different to the original. The tree naught was very different as well. Also Jem and Scout weren't as close.
I agree about the church scene! I was very excited for that part but it never happened.
Some differences of the movie and book that I noticed were, when Bob Ewel was being questions he hadn't started calling Tom the N-word. Dill never had the baby talk with Scout. I also noticed that boo was younger than I ever would have thought.
I think Bob Ewell interacted with Atticus by accident in the book and in the movie he just went an found Atticus to make his point. I think they changed this becuase it was made more clear in the movie that Bob Ewell did not like black people or Atticus. The movie was a little different than I imagined it becuase it change it up a little from the book.
I feel as though they were mostly similar, although they did leave out many of the scenes. For example, the school scenes were all left out and only talked about, along with the church scene and the ending when Atticus was reading to Scout. Other than that, I feel like it portrayed the book fairly similarly.
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