Book/Movie Comparison of Howl's Moving Castle

Hayao Miyazaki's production of Howl's Moving Castle was the movie that I had lately watched along with reading the paperback by Diana Wynne Jones. So, I got to admit that I was terribly anxious to read the novel that had inspired one of the most famous Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist to make an animated movie based on the book that I read for the project. Do you often hear movie productions actually outshining the books? No, you don't exactly hear great reviews from critics when they differentiate the feature films and publications, the books will most likely blow any film attempt out of the water. And I admit that I really didn't want ...

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the book opens, we are introduced to the main character, Sophie, and her family. Sophie is the eldest of three, which in the universe means that she will be doomed to poor danger. All of her parents' hopes are placed on the shoulders of the youngest sister, Martha. The middle sister, Lettie, is a strong-willed girl who likes to get her own way. When Sophie's father dies unexpectedly, her stepmother realizes that she will not be able to support them all. Sophie's sisters are sent out to apprentice at a bakery with a witch while Sophie is left to apprentice in the hat shop. Resigned to her fate, she works day and night designing and building hats, becoming more and more isolated and distressed. The movie condenses Sophie's sisters down to one - Lettie - who works in a bakery. Sophie's mother runs the hat shop and Sophie's father is simply not present. In the book, Sophie finally gets up the courage to visit her sister, but ends up heading out on May Day, amidst a riot of ...

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and set out into the world immediately to seek her fortune and give that witch what's coming to her. The movie basically captured that, but Sophie was showing agony about her decision to leave quite a bit more and putting it off until the morning along with Sophie's journey toward her destiny was a bit different.
One of the major changes between the two would be Sophie as a character. She has a completely different feel between the book and the movie. Sophie of the book is a complete angry and blunt person who tells it like it is but also has a tendency to avoid her problems by indulging in a little angry-cleaning. She's stubborn to a fault, nosy, and she tends to hide her ...

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Added: 9/14/2017 02:11:40 AM
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