Hound Of The Baskervilles Book Vs. Movie Essay

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Hound of the Baskervilles book vs. movie Directly from 221B Baker Street in London, England comes Sherlock Homes, a world famous detective who, with his partner Dr. John Watson, tackles many mystery cases. One case the duo tackles is The Hound of the Baskervilles. It was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and became so popular, a film directed by David Attwood appeared in 2002 under the same name. . The two works of art tell the same exact story, but the movie differs vastly in the plot, characters, and many other aspects. The differences between the movie and book do not affect the outcome, rather only change many fates and actions of the characters during the entirety of the movie. In the book, Sir Henry receives a letter where the words are cut-outs from yesterday’s Time during his visit in the Northumberland Hotel. It says, “As you value your life or your reason keep away from the moor” (Doyle 43). However, in the letter the word “moor” was written in pen only because it could not have been found in the newspaper. However, in the film when Sir Henry finds the letter in his hotel room, the word moor is also from the newspaper, but the term “moor” is a cut-out from two other words, “tomorrow” and “or.” This change might have been taken to make the letter look messy, and just quickly put together in a rushed manner because the word “moor” was slanted/at an angle and dipped in the middle. Nevertheless, the changing of the word moor did not affect the outcome of the story…

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