James Patterson's "Along Came a Spider" Comparison Essay by Brandi Woods

James Patterson's "Along Came a Spider"
This paper compares the book and the movie versions of James Patterson's "Along Came a Spider".
# 22622 | 970 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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The author of this paper likes the book version of James Patterson's mystery/suspense novel, "Along Came A Spider" (an Alex Cross novel), better than the movie version although the movie version is an effective and entertaining work. This paper discusses that the story is written in the first person, full of details about the life background of Alex Cross and society's reaction to him as an African American detective; but this is missing in the movie. The paper continues that the movie is able to compress the details of the book, which results in a faster moving, exciting mystery story.

From the Paper:

"Finally, there is the question of Morgan Freeman, the "Alex Cross" of the film version. Freeman is a fine actor, with both intelligence and screen personality, but to me he is simply too mature for the part of Cross. Already in his sixties, he is much more suited to the role of the grizzled, almost in retirement investigator that he played so effectively in Seven, four years before. Alex Cross of the novels is a much more dynamic figure; one created within the reader's mind with the help of Patterson descriptions."

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