Sunday, May 15, 2016

Three Reasons why the Giver Movie Does a good job representing the Book.

The Giver By Lois Lowry
The Giver Movie does a Good Job Representing the Book

The Giver movie did a great job representing the book in the movie and incorporated as much as they could about what happens in the book into it. The movie did have a few things that weren’t exactly the same as it was in the book but you still could understand what it meant even if it wasn’t what happened in the book. As the movie went along, it did have a few things that they could’ve made to make it more like the book that they didn’t do but all around, they did a good job explaining the movie based upon the book. An example of a change in the movie that isn’t in the book is that instead of Fiona being a Caretaker Of The Old, she is a Nurturer. I do not think that this is a very big change because they are very similar jobs to each other so it isn’t a very big or confusing change in the story. Also, in the movie they add a few scenes into the story that add a little more drama and action into it that they didn’t have in the book, which in my opinion, is better. Some of the things that the movie added was how instead of the Giver giving Jonas a memory from the book of christmas that had Love and family and comfort, in the movie he gave him a memory of dance, music, love and much more that he doesn’t get in the book. Also, in the movie they make a scene of Jonas having his “stirring” and instead of Fiona and Jonas washing the old, it’s at the dance that he got the memory of, and he took her to a secret spot in the forest near the festival and they started kissing each other. Also, since we needed a problem in the movie, Asher was our person to start drama and end up causing a problem. Also, in the book Asher was a recreation adviser for young children but in the movie he becomes a drone pilot so that he could be someone that might go looking for Jonas when he leaves to go to elsewhere so that his memories can be released back into the community so that everyone can see color and feel real feelings! A big change that the movie did was making Jonas 16 instead of 12 like he is in the book. I think that they did this because the producers don’t want a 12 year old having “stirrings” because that is probably a little weird for the audience and the actor himself, and also because a more mature actor is a better actor and also he would be more mature for the movie and would be able to do more things and understand more things as a mature actor. I really liked being able to see the movie as well as read the book because it helped with what everything might actually look like if this did happen and so the movie did a good job making everything similar to the book.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The never ending Memories

The Giver By Lois Lowry

     What I read about in the Landscape Of Memories was about the author talking about a bunch of people who have a very very good memory and how they can remember things that no normal person could remember, and also about what the memory abilities were called and how they would get them I think that it is incredible that people can remember some of the things that they are remembering like whole symphony's and such! I did have a question about how they could remember that much stuff?

"Safe"

The Giver By Lois Lowry

     What I read in The Pedestrian and The Forecast was about how Mr. Mead walks every night to see and smell things, but is caught by a police man and is thought to be crazy, and in The Forecast, it is about a poem based on Jonas and how it tells us about life in a "safe" but restricted environment. I think that the robotic cop is very absurd for thinking that Mr. Mead is crazy, and that the Forecast is a good poem and that it is very accurate to the description of what it is about. I still didn't completely understand why the robotic cop thought that he was crazy?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Arrival

The Giver By Lois Lowry

     What I read about in chapter 23 was about how Jonas is basically starving to death and how he is trying as hard as he can to keep Gabe alive, but in the end, he makes it to the house that he always saw in his first snow memory. I think that Jonas will live and keep Gabe alive once he gets to the house he saw and will be welcomed. Why does Jonas not just kill more wild life like he did earlier for food if he is starving?

Monday, April 25, 2016

I Now Know What Hunger is...

The Giver By Lois Lowry

     What I read about in chapter 22 was about how Jonas is getting farther and farther away from his community and how his food supply is now completely gone and how he actually knows what hunger and starvation feels like. I think that he will soon find more food and will be okay. I did have one question about how Jonas still has memories even though he is so far away from home, how does he still have them?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The escape!

The Giver By Lois Lowry

     In chapter 19 and 20, I read about how Jonas and the Giver make a plan for Jonas to escape the community and leave his memories behind so that the Giver can help them and maybe cause some changes around the community. I think that if Jonas leaves the community and his memories behind, that the people in the community will be able to realize certain things! I did have one question about why Jonas would escape when they could just teach every new Reciever from a young age and cause more changes with that new generation?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

"Released'

The Giver By Lois Lowry


     What I read in chapter 19 was about how Jonas told the Giver about the his father having to "release" a newborn twin, but when Jonas told him about it, it led to him watching what happened to the baby and what his dad did to it, which was basically killing it.. I think that it is crazy that they don't even have feelings for the child and just kill it and not think anything of it besides, oh all I did was release it.. I had a question about if the people "releasing" other people know that they're killing them or if there just sending them somewhere and that they just fall asleep?