The Diary of Anne Frank in Film and Print Analytical Essay by Nicky

Compares the film and book versions of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl."
# 145708 | 1,121 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US

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This paper analyzes the differences between the film and book version of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl," pointing out how the movie took some creative liberties and differed from the original book. It also discusses that the film does not follow the lines from the book and also contains very few direct quotes. The paper also contends that the film glosses over the actual struggles faced by the families in hiding that are so effectively described in the book. The paper concludes by noting that a close inspection of the movie indicates that many aspects of the book were simply overlooked for the sake of sentimentality. It is recommended that the book should be read prior to watching the film version.

From the Paper:

"The book captures the negative feelings of the characters up until the end when Anne is conflicted by the negativity she experiences all around her and the hopefulness she feels for a future - especially with Peter. This type of naivety is perfect for the written page because one never truly express all of the feelings one experiences regardless of how one tries. Here we see Anne not trying to convey anything to an audience and thus she expresses a mood and emotion that is completely spontaneous and unassuming. We can never have this with a film because the very act of filming removes any sense of realism from the scene. However, we can know that Anne was writing only for an audience of one and this lends more credibility to the novel because it is authentic in a way that a planned film could never be."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl. New York: Bantam Books. 1991.

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