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.