Last Tuesday we watched the film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Then I asked you to write comparing the book and the film and these are your opinions:
After having seen the film I have to say that I like the book better, because in the book, the writer gives like an explanation for all Bruno’s acts and this cannot be shown in the film.
Besides, I think that there are some scenes that are missing in the film, like the fact that Bruno has to have all his hair cut because of lice, which makes his mixing up with the Jews more credible.
Moreover, the reading of the book makes you think that Bruno is fatter than Shmuel, but on the contrary, the film shows a very thin boy.
Finally, in favour of the film, I have to admit that the feelings of Bruno’s mother are showed better than they are in the book.
Well, there are some details in the film which aren’t reflected in the book.
For instance, when Pavel cures Bruno’s wound his mother doesn’t say “thank you” to him, she only tells Pavel that both will tell her husband she had cured Bruno.
Another point is that Bruno doesn’t make a hole to pass to the other side but Shmuel lifts the wire fence.
Another detail is Lieutenant Kotler’s farewell that is not mentioned in the book at all.
One of the things that affected Bruno the most was The Fury’s visit which doesn’t appear at all. And I realised that the name of the new house is not mentioned either. Maybe too painful?
And, of course, the end of the film is more spectacular than in the book, because in the book Bruno’s mother and sister don’t go to search for him and his father only sees Bruno’s clothes in front of the fence and imagines what has happened.
Well, I think that is all. Sure there are some more details but I don’t remember then right now. ;-P.
I liked the film so sad, so moving, but overall very nice. 😀