So You Don’t Have To Read It: ROOM–from book to film

Totally obsessed with this book and movie. You should read the book and see the movie. Here’s a description of the difference between the two.

Aesthetics Of The Mind

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Herein, I will outline the major differences between the novel Room by Emma Donoghue, and the film Room, adapted for the screen by Lenny Abrahamson. To be sure, I believe the film is a fine example of the adapted screenplay, and I think over the alternatives it should have won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2016 Oscars. There are many details in the book forgone in the film, surely, as there are many shifts in settings and organization of material, but what makes Room a great example of the Adapted Screenplay is that it brings the book to life by producing the same spirit and the same energy that is found in the original story. Much of this has to do with the perfect casting of Jacob Tremblay as Jack and Brie Larson as Ma; these actors truly portray their respective characters with respect and credulity. That said, while the…

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