Books That Are Compromised By Cinematic Portrayal

Sometimes a reader of books may enter a cinema to see a movie just to see how a favourite character is portrayed. Example - Jaws - Quint - Robert Shaw is perfectly cast. Shark eats him! Not in the book! In my opinion... no actor can capture Heathcliff, Ned Kelly, Michael Collins or Kate Capshaw. My literary girlfriend was horrified by the portrayal of Orr in the Mike Nichols film that that character is in. Alan Arkin was perfect. Be that as it may... name movie from obscure hints.
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Last updated: April 28, 2023
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Handsome man. Wife acceptable. Tragedy. She loses her sight. He loses his good looks. Inevitable.
Eagle in the Sky
Oceanographer from Woods Hole.
A girl that hides her disdain by pretending she is coming down with a cold.
Pride and Prejudice
Sits on a staircase and whistles in the dark about a reunion with her husband.
Gone With the Wind
Sexually aware, young man does not know who he should 'break the ice' with.
Catcher In the Rye
Cannot understand why he is destroying something that makes him being him.
Fahrenheit 451
Apathetic man wanders through life rather apethically. He is even rather unconcerned about his death sentence.
The Outsider
Shakespearean Play. What a pity Jerry Seinfeld did not take the hint.
The Merchant of Venice
A 'man' goes through heaven and hell and then some. He survives only by the intervention of women.
The Odyssey
A man is released from bondage. He is institutionalised. Reader interest is piqued with the squeaking wheels of the tumbrils.
A Tale of Two Cities
Life is mundane. The slightest glimmer of individuality is suppressed. Not obviously. Surreptitiously.
Nineteen Eighty-Four
He stated that he was going to live forever... or die in the attempt.
Flowers. Soiree. We are not very scared by the authoress.
Mrs Dalloway
Footprint. Sand.
Robinson Crusoe
"All of this happened, more or less."
Slaughter-house Five
A foreigner comes along. "Will he take Moscow?" "Of course, he can!"
War and Peace
"Valentine Michael Smith was as real as taxes but he was a race of one."
Stranger in a Strange Land
"In the empty immensity of earth, sky and water, there she was, incomprehensibly, firing into a continent".
Heart of Darkness
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