The Ice Storm Book Vs. Movie C


There are many ways to tell a story. Back before there were books there as the actual storyteller who could speak out a story. There is also acting where people physically perform a story. Books are another storytelling device that is more permanent, the words are kept and they can be reviewed again and again. Now there are movies, which provide story telling with more an emphasis on visual effects. The question is which way is the best to present a certain type of story. The Ice Storm by Rick Moody was in such a position that one could actually look at both the modern movie and the book version.
The story is a realistic story about the Hoods and the Willams. Both of these families were ...

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his younger brother Sandy. Wendy’s older brother Paul who goes to boarding school returns home and is sexual inexperienced he desires to be with a girl named Libbets. The story centers around a key party that both the Hood’s and Willams’ attend. The highlight of the key party is where people place their keys into a jar and people pick up the keys of different people to have sex with the owner of the keys. At this party Ben expects to have sex with Janey, but instead Janey blows him off and has sex with someone else. This night Elena also finds out about the affair and has an affair with Jim, Janey’s wife. Now while both of the parents are away Mikey wants to see Wendy, but instead Wendy fools around with Sandy. Mikey ends up wandering during the ice storm to get electrocuted by a live wire. At the same time Paul is with Libbets drinking and taking drugs. All of this is happening simultaneously on one fortuitous night.
Though the events and a lot of the ...

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didn’t tell you this stuff yet? What planet do you live on?” (149). In the movie it’s pretty insignificant. The movie is more about the shock that these kids are fooling around in bed and the talk shows how they’re so immature about sex. In the book though this is significant because the next page they show what Wendy is thinking and how she doesn’t even know what she is talking about. “She didn’t know much about them anyway. Orgasm was a word she had looked up a dozen times, and still she didn’t know exactly what it meant” (150). The whole page goes through a myriad number of sexual terms that Wendy was thinking about. This ...

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