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Wieboldt 1 Dennis Wieboldt Ms. Doherty English Language & Literature I H 3 June 2016 The Book Thief: The Movie Versus The Original The stark contrasts between books and their predecessor movies in some cases are vast, while in others, it is quite small. Whether it is leaving out part of a book, taking sensory details out of context or adding new parts to the storyline, the effects that a producer can have on the portrayal of the author’s original work can be very positive, or very negative. After recently having the opportunity to read and watch The Book Thief, originally written by Markus Zusak, I have seen first hand how leaving out parts of a fantastic book can adversely affect a movie and the characters in it. In Brian Percival’s cinematic portrayal of The Book Thief , one of the main characters, Max Vandenburg, a jew hiding out in Nazi Germany, is negatively affected because of a critical error made by Percival. Unlike the original version, where Max has a dream of boxing Hitler, the movie completely loses sight of this important detail. In doing so, Max’s original persona that is
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