'Silver Linings Playbook': A Comparison Of Book And Movie

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For the most part, novel interpreted films follow the story that the novel tells, step by step. Directors might slightly find ways to alter certain moments in the story, but for the most part, they keep the story to its original form. For instance, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Of Mice and Men”, and “The Hunger Games”, just to name a few; But then there are novels like “Silver Linings Playbook” by Matthew Quick that are changed so much when turned into a film, that it would do well as its own stand-alone film. The film version of the story is in many shapes and forms different from the original novel. In the novel interpretation, the protagonist (Pat), is the storyteller and you see the world through his eyes. The film version of the story has no storyteller while still keeping Pat as the protagonist. In the film, the director decides to reduce Pats time in the “neurology hospital”…show more content…
She uses the “Nikki” letters to blackmail Pat into being her partner. The film turns the dance routine into a professional level competition when, in the novel, it was the Dance Away Depression showcase full of children and teenagers. This changed the entire feel of what Tiffany was going for. The Dance Away Depression competition was another way for Tiffany to express her feelings. She is well described as a woman hell-bent on decimating little depressed children. With the film version of the competition having pro competitors, Pat and Tiffany looked like fools…like crazy people since they’re going to be going up against people who dance for a living and you know they don’t stand a chance. Nikki is in charge of everything. She figured out the costumes, choreographed the routine, and she manhandled Pat into a dancer. She didn’t need any help. Tiffany wasn’t a clueless beginner who didn’t know where she was going. You don’t get to see a lot of that in the

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