A Plot Development Comparison in Michael Cunningham’s “The Hours”


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A Plot Development Comparison in Michael Cunningham's “The Hours”
The film The Hours was based on a classic novel by Virginia Dalloway called Mrs. Dalloway, as well as the book by the same name, The Hours. There are both similarities and differences between the book and the movie, but critics have said that the film is “amazingly faithful” (Holden) screen adaption to the novel. I agree that this true, but overall the book does a better job of creating the plot development that is intended by the original author of the material, Virginia Woolf only because there are some omissions in the film that make the book more interesting ultimately. However, for emotional tone, the movie got higher marks due to the great acting. This is...
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The Hours. Dir. Stephen Daldry. Perf. Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. Paramount Pictures, Miramax Films, 2003. DVD
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