Chuva’s planning for the Giver- Novel is better
· The movie moves too quickly, speeding through explanations and experiences where the book lingers.
· The Community is hastily shown to us, whereas the book spends long chapters introducing us to their society, only slowly revealing how ominous their rules truly are.
· The movie lacks a cohesive logic. In the book, Jonas and the Giver are the only two people capable of deep emotion. The actions and apathy of the other characters are seen as tragic and maddening, but we understand that without memories and emotions, they cannot help themselves. They are little more than robots.
· In the film, however, characters act on emotion when they have no ability to do so. Lily looks sad at Gabe’s release, although in the book she happily agrees with her father that they did all they could for the child.
· Asher hints at jealousy when Jonas and Fiona start pairing off, and later he saves Jonas’s life out of what can only be loyalty–an emotion he ought not to have.
· But in the movie, she fights alongside Jonas. After mere hours of being without her injections against the “stirrings,” she accepts a kiss and soon helps him escape.
· I understand that they are implying the power of love,...