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Modern Cont - Christina Persiani English 3060 Spring 2008 Term Paper#1 The Completion of a Novel Since the time I was little I have seen many

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-1Christina Persiani English 3060- Spring 2008 Term Paper #1 The Completion of a Novel Since the time I was little, I have seen many different conversions of novels into movies. From the Little Mermaid to the new thriller Atonement, I have seen the changes within the story from the novel to the movie. Some of these movies complements or completes the novel, whereas some of these movies can complicate or oversimplify them. Most of the movies I have seen either complicates or oversimplifies the novel, however, one movie that did complement its’ novel was The Maltese Falcon . The Maltese Falcon was such an extraordinary book. It was a book that was described by many as “the most popular and best classic detective mysteries ever made” (Tim Dirks 1). The novel was a superior book, which one thought could never be replicated. However, a man named John Huston was able to make an exceptional movie version of The Maltese Falcon in 1941. John Huston was able to create a masterpiece that helped the audience to grasp the whole idea of the novel. The characters were easily transitioned from the novel to the big screen and it seemed as if “the book was written after the movie” (Mike Humbert). Another aspect that helped the audience was how Huston used most of the dialog from the original text. The work that was done by Huston to recreate The Maltese Falcon from novel to text was a work in time that will never be forgotten. When watching movies after reading the book, one area I find hard to grasp is the character change. When reading a book I always get an image in my head about what a character looks like and what a character acts like. I try to look at the different scenes
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within the book and try to imagine what it looks like and how the character is acting. I have an almost real vision of what I think everything looks like. However, then when I watch the movie and it does not look like the way I had imagined it, I can no longer focus
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ENGL 3060 taught by Professor Wedemeyer during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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Modern Cont - Christina Persiani English 3060 Spring 2008 Term Paper#1 The Completion of a Novel Since the time I was little I have seen many

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