The Chronicles of Narnia: Differences between Book and Movie? Help!

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  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Well, I have to write a quick two page essay on the differences between the Book and the Movie. Anyone read and see the movie, and notice some stuff? If you did, please post it, it would really help me out! Thanks
     
  2. Sathos macrumors regular

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    In the movie, they crossed that river (jumping over ice bergs, Maugrim confronting them on the river, etc), while I'm pretty sure that in the book they didn't cross it, but walked along it or something... can't fully recall. Also, I'm pretty sure in the book they were only confronted by Maugrim once after Edmund betrayed them (when Peter fought him), but in the movie there was also the aforementioned confrontation on the river.
     
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  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Why can't you read the book and see the movie?:confused:


    Lethal
     
  5. CompUser Guest

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    The chronic what... cles of narnia?

    couldn't resist.



    I read the book a looong time a go and I never saw the movie.

    Sorry :(
     
  6. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I did, I just want to make sure I'm not missing any huge points.
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    The Professor is portayed differently - at least at the start of the book/film. He's not quiet as reclusive in the book.

    They end up going into the wardrobe different. In the film, they're running from the housekeeper after hitting the ball. In the book, they're trying to avoid a house tour.

    The book also skips over a lot of the set-up to do with wartime and the relationship between Edmund and the others. Lucy goes to Narnia in about page 6 rather than 30 minutes into the film

    In the book, while with the Beavers, once they realise Edmund is gone, they know they've been betrayed and they leave. In the film, they climb a ridge and watch him go into the palace before realising for sure.

    The book makes much more of the fact that Edmund is enchanted by the Turkish Delight so that it's not all his fault. When he betrays them, he does it when he first gets to the Palace; not in the dribs and drabs throughout the film which makes it seem like he's not learning from his mistakes. The White Witch is also about to kill him (that's why he's tied to the tree) when the centaurs come to rescue him.

    The book also explains why the High Kings and Queens are given their names 'The Just', The Courageous' or whatever.

    Just a few thoughts; I reread the book for the first time in decades after I saw the film and from memory, that's what I recall being different.
     
  8. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    Some other stuff: in the book, Edmund hears all about Aslan before he leaves the Beaver's house. So, when he arrives at the palace of the White Witch, when he draws glasses and a mustache on the stone lion, he's mocking Aslan as he does so. In the movie, this apparently doesn't happen, and the scene where Edmund draws on the stone lion is done while he's silent.

    Also, when Edmund is thrown into the dungeon in the palace, Mr. Tumnus is there with him. In the book, Tumnus has already been turned to stone, and walking into the palace Edmund passes, "a sad looking fawn."

    They also omitted Aslan's return to the palace of the White Witch while the battle is going on. In the book there's a chapter about how Aslan frees the stone people and animals, employs the assistance of a giant, and I *think* gets some of the dwarves to fight on his side.

    I can also say that if you've read the entire book series, there's a few things they did in the movie that set up information for sequels: on the professor's desk is a silver apple snuff box, and the carvings on the wardrobe are of intertwined apple trees - these dovetail nicely into the story outlined in "The Magician's Nephew".

    [Edit]: Here's another: the first time Peter uses his sword is to kill the wolf... In the book and in the movie, Aslan says: "clean your sword." But in the book, there's actually blood and fur on the sword to clean. :p
     
  9. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    That scene was there, just greatly abbreviated.

    In the movie they did go the Witches palace and Aslan did breath on the statues to bring them to life but they cut quickly back to the battle so you never get to see the Giant bash the gate with his club.
     
  10. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    Wow - it must have really been quick, since I can't recall it happening. Oh well... I just wanted to see the giant and the other lion "Did you hear Aslan, he said *us* lions"

    Here's another one, I think: In the movie, IIRC, after Lucy gives Edmond some of her healing potion, I recall that she then started moving on to other people and animals injured in the battle. In the book, I think she's a little more attached to Edmond, and Aslan has to say something like, "must more people die for Edmond?" to get her to move on.

    Also, did Susan kill the dwarf companion to the White Witch in the book? I seem to think he died some other way... In the movie, she shoots him with an arrow as he's going to attack Peter from behind.
     
  11. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I've just given the book to someone to read so I can't check but I thought this happened in the film too?
     
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    Here's how much I remember :p .

    Don't they fly on the lion's back in the book after he comes back alive or whatever after the witch kills him? The 2 girls fly on his back.

    In the movie, I think I remember they just either ride on him or walk along with him.
     
  13. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    I don't think they fly in the book per se, but they hop on his back and he runs really fast!!!!

    Which they do in the movies as well, it briefly proceeds the short scene in the witches courtyard.
     
  14. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    In the book the White Witch's castle has a big courtyard with big gates.. and Aslan jumps over these gates. This isn't in the movie. When he breathes on the stone statues to awaken them Lucy has a chat with the Giant I think, this doesn't happen in the movie. Finally, in the book the Giant breaks down the gates. This doesn't happen in the movie.
     

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