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MattW
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Bridge to Terabithia: The Book vs. the Movie

If you've read the book and seen the movie, please share your thoughts on what you thought of the film versus the book. Did it make a good film? What did/didn't the movie do well?
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Re: Bridge to Terabithia: The Book vs. the Movie

The movie was better than the book because it focused more on the adventures in Terabithia, while the book dealt with the "loss" part more.
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Re: Bridge to Terabithia: The Book vs. the Movie

I rented the movie this past July 4th, and I thought it was pretty good. It definitely focused more on the imagination part of the story, which I enjoyed, and I was interested to see how they tweaked little bits of the plot. Also, I watched the DVD extras, which included a fantastic look at the book - I appreciated that.
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Re: Bridge to Terabithia: The Book vs. the Movie

I teach 7th grade and my students read the book in class. After we finished the book, we were able to go to the theaters and compare the book to the movie. My students thought the Terabithia scenes were good but they did more commenting on how they liked the way the actors played the characters perfectly. They did do a little bit of complaining about the added scenes. :-)
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Re: Bridge to Terabithia: The Book vs. the Movie

I feel that the book was better than the movie, only because I think the book had more details and finer qualities. So I really think the book was better than the movie.
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Re: Bridge to Terabithia: The Book vs. the Movie

I am DELIGHTED that Disney didn't sugar up the movie and change the ending. I loved the CGI of the movie, but I remember the book fondly too. I might vote for the movie, just cuz it'll reach more kids and encourage them to read the books.
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Re: Bridge to Terabithia: The Book vs. the Movie



valeriefrankel wrote:
I am DELIGHTED that Disney didn't sugar up the movie and change the ending. I loved the CGI of the movie, but I remember the book fondly too. I might vote for the movie, just cuz it'll reach more kids and encourage them to read the books.



I'm glad Disney didn't sugar up the movie, too - I enjoyed the movie very much, but I would think people should read the book so they can compare for themselves.
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Re: Bridge to Terabithia: The Book vs. the Movie

I just finished watching the movie--FINALLY. And I loved it. I usually like books better than the movies, but I think I actually liked the movie better. It stayed very true to the book, but seemed to tie things together much better than I felt the book did. Terabithia didn't seem to be such a driving force in the book, there wasn't much detail about the world, and not much time spent there. The movie made some very nice parallells between the terabithia and reality, which I think is very difficult to do in a book, film makes it much easier. I also think that the Janice situation was handled better.
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Re: Bridge to Terabithia: The Book vs. the Movie

I think the book is the best children's book ever written.
What I liked about the movie was that even though the fantasy part was greatly enhanced and scenes from the book were omitted, the story did not change! The movie told the same story as the book.
The characters were the same in the movie as in the book. They were portrayed with the same personalities in the movie that they had in the book.
Both are great.
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Re: Bridge to Terabithia: The Book vs. the Movie

i loved both book and movie but i reckon that the book is much better because the book makes you imagine the things that Leslie and Jess imagine.:smileywink:

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Re: Bridge to Terabithia: The Book vs. the Movie

I know this goes against what everyone else is saying but i would have to disagree and say the book was quite better because a book can paint pictures in your head and it can be your own world. A movie has its advantages too but it seems to only show one possible world whereas mine might be totally different which, in my opinion, is devoid from the theme of endless imagination that the author is going for. But the movie was good too.