Difference Between The Hound Of The Baskervilles Book And Movie

859 Words4 Pages
Title The British Broadcasting version of the movie based on the well known book, The Hound of the Baskervilles came out in 2002. The original book written by Sir Conan Doyle in 1901, and was a very popular book in the Sherlock Holmes series. Although the film is different than the book, there are three things that made the major motion picture a good adaptation of its predecessor: the point of view, the characters, and the ending. In the book version of The Hound of the Baskervilles; the point of view is shown through Watson in first person. This means we saw everything that Watson saw and nothing else. We would experience frightening things through Watson such as the hound killing Seldon (187). This point of view added suspense because the reader couldn’t see…show more content…
On the other hand, the movie was shown through a third person omniscient view. With this view, we could see more things that we couldn’t see in the book. Some of these things include Stapleton abusing his wife or Seldon fleeing the police. The perspective of the movie was a good adaptation to the book because it showed more things quicker. This is a good thing because the viewers do not want to see a movie that takes a long time. Having this movie length short compared to the book, conflicts and plot twists come quicker. Since the movie had all of these things, it made for a very entertaining and engaging film. The characters in the book version of The Hound of the Baskervilles were more calm and contained then in the movie. What I mean by this is that less things were going on and things were more subtle. An example of this is when Holmes resolves his problem civilly with the cab driver that drove the “bearded man” (70). This is different than the movie where Holmes is confronted by the cab driver and violently beats him for

    More about Difference Between The Hound Of The Baskervilles Book And Movie

      Open Document