Monday, October 27, 2008

Blogging Project Post #8

How does the film version of The Crucible compare to the play? Are there actors you think are good for their roles? Are there any you would change? Are there parts of the play you like/dislike more than you thought you would after reading the play?

Talk about the film and what you think of it.

41 comments:

Bennett Wolfe said...

I think that the film was better than the play because I need a visual to more clearly understand what is going on and I did not have a reading role in class so it was harder to follow along. I thought the actors were perfect for their parts and I would not change anything.

Eric Matthews Jr said...

I think the film and the play compares greatly, yet there are still some differences. Some things that are in the play aeren't shown in the movie, or it is either shown a different way. Like the beginning of the movie when all of the girls were in the forrest. I also must say, i know it is a movie, but the way the characters look seem different then the way they are described in the play. That's just my opinion.

Andrew Broedel said...

I think that the movie version is better because i like having a clear visual of what is going on. I think that the actors are good and they help to show how ridiculous the whole witch situation was. The actors are not quite as they were discribed in the written version. Both versions are still good in my opnion.

tydecrispino said...

Along with Bennett, I too enjoy the film version because I need to be able to visualize the scenes. In the play version, the dialect alone was difficult to comprehend, but along with it being written in play form, it began to get very confusing and hard to follow, especially during the crazy court scenes. I believe so far, the characters to me are perfect in the film, I do not think they could have picked better actors. Overall I believe the Movie is is much better then the play version.

Sonic teh Hedgeblog said...

I think that the film does a pretty good job of representing the play. The books are always better but I think that this is one of the better movies that adapted a play to the screen. I think that the actors do a pretty good job. Except Abigail, the girl who plays her is really ugly. I think I liked the dancing scene better because it gve me a better visual of what was going on. If I had to change anything I would change the scen at the Proctor's home with Hale. I just didn't think it would be that boring on the movie.

Tyler Bohn said...

The Film version is better then the play, because I get to see what the voices, tones, and other expressions would be. The actors are perfect for their roles, they seem to really know how to bring the drama from the play into the movie. I wouldn't change one thing, because the movie is perfect.

Jesse Gregory said...

I think that the play and the film are very similar. The character are the same except in the film they added another judge. The scenes are about the same except in the film they added another scene with Abigail and Proctor. They also use the same script as they do in the play. I like the movie better though because I get a better visual about what goes on and I get to see all the crazy and ridiculous things the girls do.

ajox10 said...

I think that the film is way different from the film to me it is better because i have a visual on what is going on. but to me i don't like some of the characters that are playing there roles mostly the girls that are in the back acting like something is a madder with them it doesn't look believable. but over all i think that the movie is way better than the book.

Boss Blog said...

I think that the movie really captured what Arthur Miller was trying to say in the play. The scene that the movie portrayed the best was the court scene and how hectic everything was and how many people were being named witches at one time. The only thing the movie lacks is the passion and fire that defines John Proctor in the play. The actor that plays John Proctor in the movie lacks that quality and that effects the movie greatly.

Mark said...

I think the movie compares to the play very well. The movie sets up differently, such as putting the girls in the forests in the first scene. The actors that play the characters in the movie fit those characyers very well. Th movie does put some extra scenes in it though. The play has more detail than the movie.

Ritchie Pevo said...

The film of The Crucible stays very true and similar to the captivating play. I was impressed by how many similarities there were to the play in the movie. I believe the actor that played Tom Proctor did not do as well of a job as was necessary to play such a powerful role. However, on the other hand, I believe that Winona Ryder, who played Abigail Williams, did an excellent job as the energetic and psychotic character she played!

jamie said...

I liked the film version better only because the book was read aloud in class. In class, the whole play was read in monotone and this took away from the suspense of the story. I think i would have liked the book better if I heard it read with emphasis. The movie also painted a great visual picture. Things that weren't overly stressed in the book could be easily shown in the movie without description such as the poor women. Instead of a paragraph describing what the woman was wearing and how dirty she was the movie could just show this, which, in my opinion, is a much stronger image.

10Jbrown said...

I like the film better since it makes more sense to me. In the book they only talk about the girls in the woods. In the movie you actually see the girls go in the woods and try and casts spells. Everything else seems preety much the same just with a moving picture in the movie. The actors are good. John Proctor plays a good John Proctor. They make him seem very down to earth like he is in the story. I would change though, the part when all the girls start screaming the names. It seemed more funny than dramatic in that scene.

AnthonyViennas said...

I think that the film version is great, but at the same time I enjoyed reading the play as well because you get to visualize the story in your own way. Watching the film shows how the actors, director, etc visualized the play in their own way as well. The actors so far are playing their parts really well, but the only scene I haven't liked so far is the courtroom because the way all the girls are acting the same way is kind of stupid, and I think they could improve this part in the film thus far.

seansutton said...

The film version and the play of the crucible are very similar. Both have kept the same story and dialogue while there are a few different characters. I think that the actors portray their characters well and look as the people would have looked, and I would not change them. I extremely dislike the scene in which the girls accuse the old man on crouches of attacking them; this scene made me upset that the court would put such a good man on trail.

bigprettyKEVIN ROSS said...

I think that the movie captures the same aspect of the play. i think that the movie is better because it is more "fast pased" and keeps the viewer interested. While the play at some times is pretty boring and drags on; making the movie a lot better.

seansutton said...

In response to Eric Matthews’s comments I believe that the characters do dress as the puritans would have. It is known from the readings of puritan stories that women would have dressed in long dresses and probably covered their head. Men in puritan society would have also dressed similar to the movie and warn hats to show power.

seansutton said...

In response to Anthony Viennas I don’t believe that the movie is based on a director’s view. I believe that both the play and movie are based on historical fact to provide reason for the way the movie goes. I believe that all characters were also chosen to coincide with how the real main characters would have looked, except for John being too young, and Abigail being too old.

AnthonyViennas said...

Responding back to Sean Sutton, from his response to my post, I was saying that the play must also have some creativity along the lines of what happend. When I was saying actors, directors "etc", that also pertained to the other subjects such as the historical facts, as you said.

Michael Leviski said...

The film version of the play compares to the book in all the ways of the actual play itself. The movie adds a few different scenes that weren’t in the book, to basically add some more drama to it. I think that the actors for John Proctor and Abigail Williams are very, very good at their roles. The Abigail in the movie defiantly makes you get the right picture of her, like you would have had from reading the book. I really liked the part that we saw today; when Abigail pretended she saw the bird that was tormenting her. The actors did a very good job in depicting it.

Joe Winter said...

The actor that had played John Proctor is very good at portraying the proper emotion for each challenging scene he undertakes. The scene where John tells Abigail to back off of Elizabeth is not in the book, every character who was designed for you to hate them was very well portrayed in the movie as well as in the book. I would not change any roles. I dislike the scene where Parris, Judge Hawthorne and John Proctor, Mary Warren, and John Hale were alll in the court house talking about the legality, truthfullness, and availibility of all this happening could really be a possibility or not.

Michael Domenici said...

I'm a visual learner and love watching movies rather than reading. I also think that the characters play their parts perfect from Proctor, to Abigail, even Mary Warren portrayed the perfect trembling scared girl.

viktor said...

The film version compares to the play by everybody in the play fit the movie perfectly. Some of the best acts that fit their roles are Mr. Proctor because he is portrayed in the play as very rugged person and in the movie he looks like a tough stern guy. Personally, I though the movie was very good and it was similar to the play in almost every way, but one part that I thought was very annoying is when all of those girls started screaming and crying. But overall I like the movie better because I could understand it easier.

xWBR IIIx said...

I mean im more of a visual guy than verbal guy. So I understand things better when I see it. But for the most part I could remeber most parts from the movie.

bmore10123 said...

I think that the movie was alot better than the play because of the way they talked back then. It is kinda hard to understand what they are saying in the play than in the movie. As far as characters go, I think that Abigail should have been prettier. Its kinda hard to believe that John Proctor would commit adultery with her in the movie.

JP Kuhlman said...

In my opinion the book had all the correct information because it was the original source. However I am a visual learner, and visual learners like to see things to learn them. So I think the movie was easier for me to comprehend. I think the video also helped me to understand things that I missed in the book. The book I also liked because it had all the correct and original information and it still understood most of the concepts. Although if I had to pick a favorite it would be the movie because it requires less work to understand and also aids a visual learner such as myself.

Andrew Hynes said...

I think that the film is harder to follow after reading the book. I think about all the things we have talked about while reading and just get lost in the movie. I think that John Proctor fits his character perfectly. His personaliy and everything just fits. Most of everything seems the same and very well played. Between the book and movie I would pick the movie only because of the fact that I am a very visual person.

Willis410 said...

I think that the film was definitly better than the play. It was bettering as a visual than reading the crucible like a script. If it was written in a standard form than they film and the story would both be pretty close.

Troy Brodie said...

I like the movie and the actors/actresses matched exactly how I would expect the characters to look like. I wouldn't change anything.

Zack Jewby said...

I think that the film was easier to understand than reading the book. I only got to see short peice of the flim but from what i saw it compares to the book so greatly. The Film helped me understand alittle bit more because like i have said before
i am not the best reader, and by the movie being so much similar to the book it really helped me alot. The actors really did portray the characters in the book very well in the film.

kfrance said...

Well as I had stated before, as a reader you things to turn out good for the protagonist; so I will say that I would change the part where Elizabeth Proctor had a chance to turn everything around. To me that is one of the most grueling parts of the story. Compared to the book, the movie does an excellent job, at least I think, portraying the characters. I would not change roles or anything; for the show must carry-on.

10jenglehart said...

I think that the film is a better choice because you can follow and understand things more. In the play it had parts where someone would be talking with another and then all of a sudden turn and talk to someone else. In the film, you can always tell who someone is talking to. I like how in the film, at the beginning it showed what the girls did in the woods and i think that made a big difference. The only thing i dislike about the crucible is that the girls lie so much its not even funny.

rrobinson10 said...

I think that the movie and the play are exactly on point because the movie goes over all the important things in the play, and it also adds good scenes. I think that the movie was great in portraying all the characters in the play. I think that abigail is my least favorite character because everything she did was over the top.

Fgoodwin said...

I think the movie gives a better perspective to the play. In the play you really cant comprehend what the characters are feeling where in the movie you see their expressions and see what they feel. Also the extra scenes tie up what happens in the book. For the actors some are good for the part others just dont fit in right.

Nick Feurer said...

The film version of the Crucible is different from the play because it is much easier to understand and follow. One reason why it is easier is because you can see whats happening and the actions of the characters, not just the words. A part of the movie that I liked was when Abigail went to save John Proctor from being hanged.

Bobblogs said...

I believe the film was way better than the play. There were more scences added in to make it way more interesting and exciting. The acting is very good throughout the movie as well.

ElliottHyde said...

Overall I think the mvie version is pretty good, it follows along pretty well with the play. Although there are a few added scenes added not in the play. I think the actors play there parts extremly well.

Andrew Lewis said...

In my opinion i like the movie a lot more than the play. The reason being because through the play i read one line. This made it hard to know what was going on, and i drifted off in class while other people were reading. In my opinion all the actors in the movie fit the people very well, and they did a good job.

michaelrovnan said...

Personally I liked the movie better. Even if there were scenes added but since they were put there and made sense in the movie I thought it was OK. Also, you could see and hear the emotion of the people which is something you couldn’t see or hear while reading the play.

KarlGreen said...

After watching the parts i was there for the drama in the movie was well more acted out then what the class had acted. Also seeing the people in the movie it was entirely different then what i had pictured the people in the movie.

Christian Henry said...

I think that the movie was much better than reading the play. I got into the movie because of how good the actors were in the movie. They plated their roles extremly well. The reading in class was hard to get into because of how most of the class acted it out. The movie is the best movie on religion I have seen bar none.