In this text I will compare the book The kite runner with the film. The kite runner was written by Khaled Hosseini and was published in 2003.
I preferred the book over the film because, when watching the film I noticed that the differences between the film and book were quite big. For instance, the book contains a richer content compared to the film. In addition to that, each situation has a greater degree of detailed depictions than in the movie. The film excludes several events and chapters from the book. I also recognized several quotes from the book, which were just as they were written in the book. It was interesting to recognize situations and sayings from the book.
The book contains a lot of details that the film has not included. I believe that the book almost contains too many descriptions compared to the book. The reason being, that all of the descriptions may cause you to get a bit lost in the book. The message in the story can sort of drown in all the pages filled with description. The movie is entertaining, and you get the powerful message without all the “unnecessary” situation portrayals.
On of the biggest differences ,and most important, happenings in the book was Sohrab’s suicide attempt. We thought is was weird that the film did not include this scene given that it was such an important one. This is just one
To sum up, the book and the film were very different. In general we would say that the book was a lot more detailed than the book and contained a lot more detailed descriptions than the film. I thought the film was very general compared to the film and was not nearly as good as the book.
- Thea, Vendela and Magnus