Persepolis Book Vs Persepolis Movie Essay

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A movie-adaptation is the transfer of a written work. The most common form of a movie-adaptation is the use of a novel, such as the book "Persepolis", written by Marjane Satrapi, written as a childhood memoir. The story is about a young Marjane growing up in Iran during the Shah dynasty, Iranian Revolution, and Iran-Iraq war during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Not only did Marjane Satrapi wrote the novel, but she also directed the film about the book. Sadly, the work of a movie-adaptation doesn't always include every details mentioned and sometimes add details not included from the text, which includes Persepolis the movie. The author omitted several events from the movie that happened in the book, including the whole first chapter of the novel. Overall, I enjoyed the novel more than the movie, because the movie omitted scenes from the book and it was less accurate from the text.

In the beginning of the movie, the setting took place in color with Marjane at an airport. She was at an airport daydreaming and began to have a flashback of her life story in black and white, which is different from the beginning of the novel. The beginning of the novel dove straight into her life story in black and white. Which the black and white shows great significance for both the movie and novel. In the movie, her story was shown in her perspective in black and white. The black and white shows a form of sadness and gloom of her past. Even though the airport scene in the beginning of the movie doesn't necessarily meant she was happier because it was in color, but it showed she wasn't feeling the same sadness she had in Iran. Overall, even though I prefer the novel over the movie, the movie had a better way of introducing the plot. Introducing the plot of the movie as a flashback gives the audience a sense of her distress at the airport,...

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