Hounds of Baskervilles

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Compare and Contrast The Hound of the Baskervilles Movie and Book The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the movie The Hound of the Baskervilles directed by Jeremy Bret are two works of art that are mainly telling the same story. There are, however, many differences about the book and the movie. Those differences don’t affect the outcome of the story, but they give less impact to the story. Along with the differences there are many similarities, and those similarities give you confidence that it is the same story. One major difference in the movie that was not in the book was the starting scene of the movie was set in the moor with Sir Charles being attacked by the Hound. In the book the starting scene …show more content…

In the movie they had Watson see the lantern and go tell Sir Henry on the first night. This was not a major difference because I feel that the director was just saving time and money by not including it. A huge difference between the book and the movie was that in the movie the Hound didn’t go missing or die on the other hand in the book the Hound went missing, then late on the remains were found. This is a major difference and affects the outcome because it would lead some people to believe that the Hound could possibly keep haunting the family as in the book the reader knows for sure that the Hound will no longer haunt them. I think that this is a point that the director should have definitely included in the movie because the story revolves around the Hound and a death is a major thing to include in a story about a main character. A real disappointment to me was the visual affects. In the movie the Hound looked like he had green Christmas lights on himself, and in the book they described him as this dog that killed people without a problem. His paw prints were described as being so large, but in the movie it didn’t even include a paw print, and by the way the Hound looked, it probably would have been a raccoon track. Another disappointment was the moor, I thought that the moor would have been more of a huge field that went on for miles because it said in the book that the maid died of exhaustion from running so it


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