Cry, the Beloved Country, From Paper to Film

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Don't Cry There's a Movie Many books in conversion from paper to film get changed or even lose important details. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Patron is one such book that has gone through this process. The differences ranged from characterization and setting to the plot and the overall meaning of the book. One of the main characters, Jarvis, was significantly different. He was a much more bitter and discriminating man in the movie …

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…parts about the busses. There was also almost no mention of the drought going on in Ndotsheni. Overall, even though the movie and book were significantly different I believe that the movie was a very good adaptation. A lot of the book would have probably been hard to adapt and would have also made the movie very boring. Luckily, I have had the privilege of reading the book and seeing all angles of the story.