Sunday, October 23, 2011

the Ichabod Crane vs. THE Ichabod Crane

When you finally finish a great book, there is an array of emotions that you might feel, then when you hear that a movie is coming out for your book there might be a strange wrenching feeling inside you. We all know that movies are never as good as the book, a known fact. There are many reasons for this including: the characters are not as you presumed them to be, there looks may differ, the story line is changed up a bit, some parts are forgotten and some just are not what you expect. When reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, written by Washington Irving Ichabod Crane, the main character is depicted as a thin lanky farmer with a long nose and green glazed eyes. To compare this to the movie The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Tim Burton, in the movie the role is played by Johnny Depp, who is definitely not a tall lanky strange looking farmer boy. Also, a major difference from the movie to the book is that in the movie Ichabod Crane is a detective who come to the town of Sleepy Hallow to solve the mystery of the "Headless Horseman". In the book, Ichabod does not come to the town, he actually lives there and is a teacher. As you can see many things can change when a book is made into a movie and sometimes it is hard to follow along if certain important parts are either taken out or changed dramatically. 

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