Sunday, December 14, 2008

What stuck out the most to you?

Now that we have finished the book and the movie, what was the biggest difference between the two that you noticed? What scenes did you noticed get left out? Was that scene important or not?

35 comments:

Mike Sipes said...

The biggest difference was when Amir and Sohrab where in the hotel and they didn’t show Sohrab cut his wrist. That was an important scene that they left out. They left out many important scenes in the movie even though it was a good movie the book is still better. Another important scene that should have added was when Amir was talking to the US ambassador in helping him get Sohrab into the US.

The Joe Brown Experience said...

A scene that I noticed that was out was that there was a scene where there was no scene with Sohrab, no suicide attempt nothin. The scene was important, because it showed the real stuff, also Sohrab's emotional state. I tshowed how far AMir went to keep Sohrab.

Cameron said...

The biggest difference that I noticed between the movie and the book was trying to get Sohrab back into the United States of America. The movie didn’t show Sohrab and Amir having difficulty trying to get back into the US. I noticed that the scene where Sohrab tried to commit suicide was left out of the movie. The reuniting between Hassan and his mother was also left out and when Hassan was killed. I do believe all of these scenes were important, but the movie couldn’t be too long so it was necessary to cut these scenes out.

Kwells09 said...

An important scene they altered was when Assef and Amir fought. I believe they should have made this more full to show just how gruesome it was. This would have added a more realistic effect to the movie.

Jake Hulsey said...

I thought that both the movie and the book were great. The movie was very good at capturing the main idea of the book. I agree that some things were left out and some of the scenes were not as graphic as they were in the book wich could have made it more interesting. Overall though I thought they movie was a good representation of the book.

CJones said...

One thing that i saw that was differnt with the book and the movie was when amir met with assef to get Sohrab. When he you see assef he donse not have blond hair as he dose in the book. Thsi was a minor detail but one that i saw. Over all i thouhgt the book and the movie were very good.

Julian Jimenez said...

The biggest difference between the two that I noticed was the scene were Sohrab was in the bathroom and cuts his wrists. The movie didn't even show that and I think that it is a major part of the book that the movie left out. It just cut to Sohrab and Amir flying to America and didn't show the struggles to get him here or how Sohrab acted.

Antonio lor brova said...

I have to agree with Julian the scene when Sohrab was cutting his wrist. They also didn't show the process of sohrab coming to america. That was also a big part.

RyanSmith said...

An important scene that was left out to me was when Amir was trying to get Sohrab into the US. The movie just goes from one scene right to them meeting Soraya at the airport. The scene was important because it had Amir arguing with Raymond Andrews about caring for children.

Owen Doane said...

Now that we have finished both the novel and the movie I believe that there is a huge difference between these two. Though the movie does represent some portions of the book very well, I think it distorts some of the details that make this story more humanistic in nature to its audience. The slight details of the book that are left out don't change the big picture of the story, but could have a great affect on the view readers have on each of the individual characters.

Zuri Thorpe said...

I think the biggest difference between the book and the movie was when Amir and Sohrab were at the Hotel and they did really show that Sohrab cut his wrist that was a very important piece to the novel that they left out in the movie. Although there were many pieces missing I believe that this was probably one of the most significant. When Sohrab cut his wrist it showed how serious it was to Sohrab to leave the lifestyle that he had. So for him if that could not happen he didn't want to live. Also the movie left out the length of the struggle to get Sohrab through to the U.S. It was just sumed up, it wasn't as drawn out as it was in the book.

RJ Schmitz said...

The most glaring thing that they left out in the movie was when Sohrab cut his wrists. This scence showed the emotional distress Sohrab was under and afterwards the incident created a little bit of a bond between Sohrab and Amir. By cutting it out the only bond we get was the end scene when Amir chases the kite.

floridaboycraig said...

There were a couple things that was different in the book from the movie. After Amir faught Assef, Amir was still laying down in the room, but in the book he ran to a car. They also didnt show when they went to the hotel. They left the scene where sohrab tried to cut his wrist. This scene was important because it shows why Amir acted more cautously with sohrab.

ryankwasnik said...

The biggest difference in the two was Amir’s experience in America was different. The movie talked more in depth with it, and the movie didn’t really show them having their problems. Also, the Sohrab suicide part was left out of the movie.

Vincent Peck said...

After reading the novel and then watching the movie i found many differences. Some of the differences were how the characters acted, and also there was a big difference in the action. The action in the book was a lot more suspenseful, and the action in the movie was a lot duller. For example the rap seen in the book was a lot more graphic than it showed in the movie.

James Raymond said...

The movie Kite Runner, on its own, was a great movie, but reading the book before helped and also makes the audience think about the scenes cut out of the movie and only stayed in the book. I question one of the things that they took out that I thought showed the downfall of Baba’s character well when both Amir and Baba moved to America. They talk about the time when he came into a store that he had been shopping for almost two years and they ask for his ID. Baba is extremely angry because he wants to make a statement that mainly says that he was use to going down the street in his country and knowing everyone and did not have to have his ID. He is huge into tradition and his lifestyle he did not want changes and missed his old ways. In the movie, they skip that, go right into Amir turning 20, and forget the years and the character development in between.

Kevin Gorman said...

The scene that was cut out in the movie is when Sohrab comes into the room and dances for Assef and Amir, and when Sohrab is done Assef begins touching him and kissing him. I think this was important because it showed that Assef was raping him, and showed how sick he really was. If I never had read the book I dont know if I would have picked up on that.

Kirby Riehl said...

The main thing that was not not put in the movie, that was a really important part, was when Sohrab cut his wrist. I thought that part made the outcome of the story. It was so important to the ending and the filmmakers just left it out. I did not understand.

Brian Petroski said...

The movie left out a lot of things that the book had that were somewhat important. Sometimes it was hard to follow becuase you were looking for a certain scene that happened in the book, but it never happened in the movie. The biggest scene that was left out was when Sohrab cut his wrist. That showed that he wasnt happy with his life and needed a way out, but they left that part our.

Leroy B.III NFL32 said...

A scene that was not in the book was when Rakim and Baba was sitting on the sofa talking about Baba building the orphanage and giving money towards the project. It was little different in both.

Babdo said...

To me, I very much enjoyed both the movie and the book. However, when it came to the movie I was upset with some of the sense they cut. I would have rather have sense the gift from Baba that was the fix in Hassan’s lip and not a kite. I felt as if that one part was a very crucial part in the novel because it should Baba’s love for Hassan

kicker said...

There were a lot of little but important things left out of the movie. This made it seem very different from the book. with the movie you did not get the same experience as with the book.

Derrick Samuelson said...

I thought that the biggest scene that was left out was went Sohrab tried to slit her wrist so that she would commit suicide.

tymetrius said...

The difference I seen between the book and the movie was akll the violence that went on in the book and not so much in the movie. The book seemed to really emphasize on all the violence that happen.

Mike Cole said...

Aside from the fact that the movie lacked the emotion that the book did have, I thought they did a very good job remaking it. Obviously there were some differences (Sohrab attempting to commit suicide), but the movie did a pretty good job of telling the overall story.

Cody Steward said...

Yeah they didn't show or even show the after effects of Sohrab trying to kill himself by cutting his wrists. This is a very important scene because it provides info in a subtle way about how bad it is to have to live there, and then be in an orphanage. Plus he doesn't want to be raped again. Also it might show the fact that since he didn't feel he could ever get clean, that he would take his life, and God would cleanse him.

nick price said...

When comparing the two, I feel that the movie, like Mike said, didn't capture a lot of the emotion that the book gave the reader. It seemed like the movie did not want to show the really raw stuff, like most people have already mentioned Sohrab slitting his wrists, which was an important scene in the movie.

sep said...

The biggest difference between the movie and book was the entire part with the hotel. the movie skipped over the part where sohrab cut himself and was brought to the hospital. i think this was an important part of the book because it showed readers just how depressed he really was about the thought of being sent back to an orphanage. in the movie he just decided to stop talking which was kind of boring.

rob nicholl said...

There are a few scenes that I wished they showed in the movie, when Sohrab tried to kill himself; the time Baba also destroyed the little convenience store, and when Baba also killed the soldier because he wouldn’t leave the woman alone. I think that they are all important scenes that they should have shown in the movie.

st.joe#9Artis holt said...

One of the differences i saw was when Sohrab and Amir where in the hotel and they didn’t show Sohrab cut his wrist. This was important an part of plot of the story.

Dirty Pete said...

I think that a big change between the book and the movie was when Amir was getting beaten up by Assef while trying to save Sohrab.It made a big defference because in the book Amir was nearly beaten to death whereas in the movie he was only roughed up a little and did not even laugh.

Chris Bodan said...

The biggest difference between the book and film was the pace at which the story was told. The book took the story at a calm and easy pace and explained things in great detail. The film however seemed to stop for key points for a few minutes and quickly jump to a new scene. Montages were the movie's best friend it seems.

Corey Landon-09 said...

For the most part the movie and the book where similar but some spots they were different . Many times it seems like they left the important parts out the ones that make the story. Like Sohrab cutting his wrist. That was the turning point where was trying to make things right between him and his best friend. Another one is when they didn’t put in the movie where Amir was having a hard time getting back into America.

ttk said...

My personal opinion was that the movie was too geared towards exciting the crowd and drawing audiences as where the book was more factual and didn’t contain as exaggerated scenes.

Kevin Curley said...

I thought the movie did a fairly good job in portraying the important themes of the book. Every book that has been made into a movie that I have seen has not been exact either. The main problem I had with the movie was that the subtitles were yellow and very hard to read.