The film was just a sum up, but still worth watching. The most major point that I want to draw attention to is the difference between the family interaction in the book and the film.
The Mother is entirely unaware to begin with of the gassing and burning of the Jews in the concentration camp. This has some positives, as I will go on to explain in the following points, but this also deters from the innocence and naivety of having a young person narrative, dealing with the subject matter much more dramatically than how Bruno saw things.
And now onto the ending: The novel makes it plain. It is a rare writer who can write about the Holocaust with innocence and sincerity and in such a way that appeals to children and adults alike.
The arguments between him and his wife are actually very moving given that he wants to set a good example to his soldiers but she is finally starting to realise that living by a concentration camp may not be the best place to raise two young impressionable children.
Mother and Father, who seem like faceless figures in the book, become complicit, emotional people in the movie. The only real change is the dramatic ending which is much slower in the book but as the end result is the same I have no issue with the way it was put together.
In the book Bruno meets Hitler and Eva Braun, and he is mentioned a lot more. The film ends when Bruno gets gassed, but the novel tells briefly what happens to his family after that.
Bruno is an 8 year old boy who gets annoyed when his parents tell him that they and his elder sister are moving away to live in a new house in the country. I think that the moviemakers made the change, because in the novel the time jumps from the summer directly to the next spring.
She relishes their lessons which explore how much money the Jews are costing Germany and how much easier life would be if they were just disposed of, she reads Mein Kampf and puts posters of support up in her room. He is played out to be the strict family man doing his duty.
But with the change in ending being the reason for my preference towards the film over the book, there are also some major qualities that the film adaptation loses.
So off he goes to the big fence a short walk away down the back garden and encounters Shmuel, a young boy in striped pyjamas who looks to be about his age and in need of somebody to play with too! They make friends and Bruno starts to visit him regularly by the fence. So when they arrive at the remote new house and find it brimming with soldiers but nobody young enough for Bruno to play with, he is further annoyed but not surprised.
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas is a heartbreaking story that deals with its setting and subject matter in a unique and arresting manner. Bruno dies in spring and a year later his father figures out what happened to Bruno and after that foreign soldiers arrest him Germany surrendered in spring The novel takes the time to explore the fear and distrust Shmuel feels towards the boy outside the fence, while the movie chooses to forgo the time it takes to dig into that concept and creates a comfortable friendship between the boys.
So, to begin with: The following post is a review of the film adaptation in comparison to the book. In the book you get more of a feel that she is entirely aware of the situation that faces those living on the other side of the fence.
There is a lot more talk about Hitler in the book, and Bruno even gets to meet him. It is his innocence which paints the contrast between the hate that grows in adults and the inherent love that lives in children.
This party encompasses the majority of the dialogue from the flashbacks that happen later in the book. The camp is also described to be huge and Shmuel says that there are thousands of prisoners in the camp.
This is probably more of a plot device to move the action along quicker than anything more important. Hitler, whilst mentioned a fair bit in the book is not in the film at all. The novel takes the time to explore the fear Other more minor differences between the two include: The chapter is very unrealistic.
With the film literally giving you the visuals, everything is set out in front of you, not leaving anything unsaid or to imagine for yourself.
Here, Bruno meets Shmuel Jack Scanlona young Jewish boy who, unbeknownst to Bruno, is an inmate in a concentration camp, which Bruno believes to be a farm. Both film and book are brilliant but if you had to choose just one - it would be the book every time.
Shmuel is reluctant to take food from Bruno, while the movie characters get along more smoothly. Some things are just sitting there, minding their own business, waiting to be discovered. Their lack of understanding makes their relationship much more simplistic and honest.
It is revealed to her later in the film. But in the film the camp is on the other side of a small forest maybe less than a kilometer away I think and Bruno can barely see it from the window. Bruno meets Schmuel earlier on in the film than in the book. Some scenes have been removed and changed a little bit in the movie.‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ is a novel by Irish novelist John Boyne; this is his fourth novel, and the first he has written for children.
My classmates and I have read the book and watched the trailer of its newly releasing movie. I saw The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ movie version first and read the novel after that. There aren’t any huge differences between the novel and the film.
The filmmakers obviously tried. Night and Boy in the Striped Pajamas Comparison Night by Elie Wiesel and the movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas show two extremely interesting perspectives towards the Holocaust.
Night was a non-fiction novel written by a Jewish boy who was in an actual concentration camp.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne - Book and Film Comparison BOOK INTRODUCTION BRUNO'S IGNORANCE WHAT IS THIS PLACE? SECURITY/LACK OF IT WHEREABOUTS.
The book and the movie are very alike, unlike in some instances. It seems at some parts that the book is almost like the script for the movie. Half of the movie for The Boy In Striped Pajamas has exact quotes from the book, but the movie is not the same.
The book is a lot better. It goes into detail, and also shows what Bruno is thinking. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas [DVD] Directed by Mark Herman, Starring Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon and David Thewlis.
Rated 12 Rated 12 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  by James Boyne.Download