Comparing books and films: The Outsiders

In english class, we have read a novel called “Outsiders” by S.E Hinton. After reading the novel, we watched the film of the Outsiders. By watching the film, I have found many pros and cons about the film. I would like to compare the novel and the film to see which ones are better.


FILM: pictures and sounds can say a 1000 words


I think the good part of the film was that the story was being more visualised and more easier to imagine. When you read novels, in order to understand the story well, you need to picture the story in your head. That can be very difficult because some of the novels are really hard to understand. However in films, it is already pictured so you don’t have to imagine the story in your head. Also in films, the moods can be strengthened. This is because there are many effects that can help exaggerate the mood. The effects can be background music, sounds, lighting, etc.


NOVEL: No limits in imagination


Novel: I think the good part of the novel is that in novels, their are no limits. The stories can be 1000page long. However in films, there will be some time limits. From that, there will be some scenes cut out and it’ll be less detailed. Also by reading novels, it’ll help improve your imagination. It improves you because when you read novels, you will always need to imagine and picture the story in your head.


Overall, I think both movie and books have many advantages and some disadvantages. I think both movies and books are important and very useful in order to tell and share stories with others.

3 Responses

  1. 19shinj at |

    Nice comparison. It clearly shows what’s different and pros and cons. The post also shows how you felt so it’s good. 🙂

  2. Ashley at |

    Very Artsy approach. I like how you made the layout easy to see and the pros and cons of each aspect rather than combining it on a larger scale. いいな.

  3. Kanna at |

    I like your post! 😀 I agree with you, the movie makes it easier to visualize certain aspects of the story. But I didn’t like how the movie is so circumscribed in terms of the storyline and important plot points that occurred in the novel.
    Nice post! 🙂


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