A Comparison Between Philip K. Dick Novel "Minority Report" And Steven Spielberg Tom Cruise's Movie 'minority Report'.

798 words - 3 pages

In more than one way, the film release of the Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise movie 'Minority Report' could not have been better planned than what is based on a Philip K. Dick book of the same name. Compared to the Book, movie is more detailed, imaginative, creative and original. And on the other side the original book, that is serviceable but unpolished, it's also a little clunky and short.The film renders a much more detailed view of a near-term future world than that present in the original book, like the film also omits certain story details for example, no punch cards. And on the other side the whole book is about 90 pages long, which is not considered a very professional length for a book. Whereas in the movie, the main characters are described and well detailed, for example its starts with John Anderton (Tom Cruise) head of an elite division of law enforcement known as "Precrime", using the visions of three clairvoyants called "Pre-Cogs," the Precrime unit is able to determine the exact date and time in the future that a murder will take place, as well as the names of the perpetrator and victim. While in the original story there's no such plot like that and it just talks about the precrime system and a bit about "pre-Cogs", and Anderton.When compared to the original book, the film's plot is much better. The movie plot begins in 2054 and the murder rate in Washington, D.C. has been reduced to zero. The reason is the establishment of the Department of Precrime, which analyzes the visions of three precognizant humans to stop murders before they happen. The Precogs (the trade term for the three psychics) can predict a murder to the second it will occur. The system is so effective that there has not been a murder in six years because of the work of people like department of Chief John Anderton (Tom Cruise). The federal government is preparing to bring the experiment to the national level, but before undertaking such an effort, the bureaucrats need to make sure there are no flaws with the system and send in one of their own, Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell), to investigate. The officials of the department believe in the system, and even though Witwer doubts Anderton's capabilities to head the agency because of the...

Find Another Essay On A comparison between Philip K. Dick Novel "Minority Report" and Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise's movie 'Minority Report'.

Minority Report

772 words - 3 pages of Pre-crime. No doubt, it is hard to change or question people’s minds or world views especially when people around them also have the same thought. People will only reconsider their views or believes when it make them in trouble. Human beings are self-contradiction and always exercise inconsistent behavior, and we name this human nature. Human beings always have more options to live a better life. In the movie, Danny says “We arrest

Minority Report - Movie Review Essay

2946 words - 12 pages Imagine a near perfect functional state where virtually everything knew your personal information, the streets are filled with laughter, smiles and murder is known to be non-existent. Minority Report, one of Steven Spielberg's most popular films shows the viewers a near perfect utopian state where all crime has been eliminated. There is an evident observation in the movie that depicts the way people behave and act. No doubt there is a large

Review of Minority Report

2208 words - 9 pages written by Phillip. K. Dick. The year is 2054, and murder has been abolished by what is seen as the 'perfect system'. Murders can be predicted before they happen, thanks to the work of the Precrime unit. Precrime is a system that uses the visions of three psychics (or 'precogs', short for precognitive thinkers), to stop murders before they happen. The murder is stopped and the 'murderer' is arrested and locked away to stop

Minority report Compare and contrast essay

1065 words - 5 pages idea of Minority Report. Another similarity between the film and the short story is that the main character has the same name. In both stories the main characters name is “John Anderton” (71). This is integral to the story to keep this in the film because if Steven Spielberg decided to change the main characters name it might have confused the audience and made the story harder to understand. The last similarity is that in both stories John

Film Analysis: The Minority Report

1954 words - 8 pages The Minority Report is a film that tries to stop crimes before they happen, with the enlistment of 3 teen pre-cogs. These pre-cogs predict future murders and the authorities swoop in and arrest the would-be murders, before they have the chance of committing the crime. Even thing goes great until Anderton, a cop played by Tom Cruise, is suspected. Written by Philip K. Dick and then turned to film by Steven Spielberg in 2002, the short story to

Human Nature in Minority Report

579 words - 2 pages commit crimes regardless of their position. The film ‘Minority Report’ demonstrated that despite using the system of having pre-cogs topredict futurecrimes was thought to be perfect, it is still proven in the end that the system is flawed, where someone was able to fool the system in order to escape a crime committed. Deceitfulness is among human characteristics whichhas been portrayedin the movie. Lamar Bergess, whose rankis director of Pre

Minority Report: From Story to Screen

1050 words - 4 pages screen at just the moment when his seemingly sixth-sense is starting to be seen in real life. Both the story and the film warn the future of society of the suffocating effects of an encroaching police state. Works Cited Dick, Philip K. Minority Report and Other Classic Stories. New York City: Citadel Press, 1987. 71-102. Minority Report. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Perf. Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton. DVD. Twentieth Century Fox and Dreamworks, 2002.

Minority Report: Film vs. Short Story

966 words - 4 pages that Anderton would kill Kaplan. In the end, Anderton does kill Kaplan to prove the system still works and Precrime continues (Dick, 1987). This concept of Precrime was created in a short story entitled The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick. Fourty-six years after Dick wrote this story in 2002, Steven Spielberg directed the film Minority Report based on Dick’s story starring Tom Cruise. There are many differences between the storylines

Mid-life Crisis in Minority Report

923 words - 4 pages Tanya RamirezProfessor JettEnglish B1A25 September 2014Mid-life Crisis in Minority ReportMid-life crisis is a feeling of having your life not fit you. This feeling makes you concerned for your appearance and affects how you view your life and the people in it. In the short story Minority Report by Philip K. Dick, John Anderton, is worried of losing his job, wife, and hair. In the short story it is stated "The first thought Anderton had when he

Can we Trust? comparing minority report the movie to the book. theme of trust

1593 words - 6 pages of each individual and the path has to be taken by the individual alone. Someone who has been there can help with the journey but it is still a journey that must be taken alone. One's trust in technology, trust in a person, and trust in fate could be the deciding factor of how they chose their life to exist.Works CitedDick, Phillip K. The Minority Report. 1956.The Minority Report. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Perf. Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Perter Stormare, and Max Von Sydow. 20th Century Fox, 2002.

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Opening of Minority Report

1314 words - 5 pages Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Opening of Minority Report The genre of this film is a modern Sci-Fi movie that deals with the issue of fate and free will. It is in the future because it says the date at the start of the film. The film deals with the issue of free will and fate because the police have a department of 'pre crime' and they can see into the future with there new machine. Next they find the person

Similar Essays

An Essay Response To Minority Report By Philip K Dick: Can We Trust?

1591 words - 6 pages individual and the path has to be taken by the individual alone. Someone who has been there can help with the journey but it is still a journey that must be taken alone. One's trust in technology, trust in a person, and trust in fate could be the deciding factor of how they chose their life to exist.Works CitedDick, Phillip K. The Minority Report. 1956.The Minority Report. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Perf. Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Perter Stormare, and Max Von Sydow. 20th Century Fox, 2002.

P.K. Dick’s The Minority Report And Steven Spielberg’s The Minority Report

1063 words - 4 pages . Spielberg also took the story a dove deeper into the characters and into precrime’s history. He took a great story which was written in the mid twentieth century and really modernized it to become believable and extraordinary. Bibliography Dick, Philip K. The Minority Report and other classic stories. New York. 1987 Spielberg, Steven. The Minority Report. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp, USA

Minority Report

1062 words - 4 pages An Analytical Exposition Essay based on the Film "Minority Report"Imagine a place where everyone knows your name, the streets are filled with smiling faces, and murder has all but been obliterated. Minority Report, one of Steven Spielberg's latest films set in 2054 Washington DC, encapsulates the very real struggle between law enforcement and civil liberties in an accessible yet thought-provoking way. It is a story that dramatises issues of

Minority Report

788 words - 3 pages Minority Report is a 2002 science fiction film directed by renowned director Steven Spielberg and is set in the year 2054 in Washington, D. C. The film revolves around an elite law enforcing squad; Precrime. The Precrime Division uses three genetically altered humans called Pre-Cogs whom possesses special powers to see into the future and predict crimes beforehand. After each crime is foreseen and analyzed, Precrime police officers are sent to