The book is very detailed whereas the movie just gives the big idea. Who would you say is the most villainous character in the book. Fahrenheit 451 books and movies are booth great kind of entertainment. The story is a retelling of cinderella featuring various mythical creatures including fairies, elves, ogres, gnomes, and giants. How is the movie ella enchanted different from the book. Ella is 14 almost 15 at beginning of book and is 16 when the book ends. I need to know the major differences of the book and the movie, of ella enchanted. There is a meme floating around the interweb which depicts stepbystep instructions on how to write. So levine created the obedience gift, which forces ella to be good. Levines ella enchanted is the story of a young noble girl living in a fairy. Gail carson levine herself sees the movie as very different from the book. Heres a summary without giving too much away when ella was an hour old, the fairy lucinda blessed her with obedience.
This book won several awards, including the newbery honor book in 1998. My 11yearold daughter cant get enough of this movie, and she and i are always singing away by the end the first time we watched it, she asked incredulously, you know these songs. Mar 30, 20 also while in both book and movie ella has to do what she is told in the movie that includes the impossible while in the book she merely feels ill if she cant. Any time the girl receives a direct command, she must obey. Even though the book and the movie share the same theme and story. Differences between ella enchanted book vs movie page 2. Ella enchanted, lost in adaptation the dom youtube. The two were so different that i couldnt believe that the movie was supposed to be based on. Free will is an important theme of ella enchanted, as for much of the story, ella does not have free will. After ella deliberately breaks chars heart by letter, areida writes a journal entry that shows up in ella s magic book. In the movie ella and char became friends at eleanors funeral.
Even the people making the film have admitted that it is so wildly different to the source matter that it. Movie version study guides compare the movie to the book. Many great books have been turned into great movies by adapting every bit of detail from the book to the movie, but as well as good books are being turned into good movies there are also good books being turned into disappointing movies by changing the great meaningful story the. Whats the difference between ella enchanted the book and ella enchanted the movie. The book ella enchanted by gail carson levine was an adaption of. Ellas father is only seen for a very small amount of time.
Like the movie, ella enchanted by gail carson levine is a wonderful book for kids and adults. It has been said by critics that ella enchanted, the movie, varies so much from the book that people should be regarding the movie as a separate creative act. Ella enchanted is a newbery honor book written by gail carson levine and published in 1997. A comparison between the movie and the book there are major differences between the film we saw in class and the black cat by edgar allen poe. Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new stepfamily in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom shes falling. I also think that theyre different enough to view as two separate entities. Sep 14, 2004 ella enchanted ella is a teenage girl who was given the gift of obedience from a fairy at the time of her birth.
Ella enchanted by gail carson levine, paperback barnes. Pretty much anyone can make ellas life miserable by giving her an order she doesnt want to obey, but some characters act less kindly than others. The author of elle enchanted, gail levine, said the film is. Her relationship with the prince is balanced and based on humor and mutual respect. The king in the movie is king edward which is chars uncle and he is very evil. Gail carson levines book was awarded the newbery honor in 1998 after its 1997 publication. This lesson will focus on the characters and summary of ella enchanted. Differences between ella enchanted book vs movie page 1. The are a few notable differences from the movie adaptation and the book. Lucinda turns into a squirrel for three months, and then becomes obedient for three more. I saw the movie years ago and thought id give the book a try. Fairest, a best book of the year for publishers weekly and school library journal, and a new york times bestseller. What are the differences between ella enchanted and.
Areida asks char whether he knew what happened to ella after she ran away from finishing school, and defends ella when char says shed married for money. Some of the differences are small such as how char and ella meet. Ella enchanted has won many welldeserved awards, including a newbery honor. Ella has learned to delay things as an act of rebellion. After finishing the book and then watching the movie ella enchanted, the differences were very apparent. Gail carson levines first book for children, ella enchanted, was a newbery honor book. The book ella enchanted by gail carson levine was an adaption of cinderella in novel form, in which cinderella was cursed or, well, a blessing gone wrong to be obedient. Whereas in the movie, ella is more like the foolish girl who has no control and she would do whatever she is told to do without trying to stand up for herself and try not doing it. Pretty much anyone can make ella s life miserable by giving her an order she doesnt want to obey, but some characters act less kindly than others. The movie basically, the movie version of ella enchanted is an extremely loose adaptation of the novel. Discuss how ella s character and story is similar and how it is different from the traditional tale. Apr 07, 2017 the dom delegates the task of comparing ella enchanted to the book it was based on. Comparing the book and the film of ella enchanted, it is noticeable that the book and the movie didnt give women importance and feminism is downplayed. Ella, her father, and her step family move in to a new house.
One of the wellknown books that have been made into a film is ella enchanted 1997 by gail carson levine. My 5 and 7 year old sons like the movie, but they dont respond quite the same way. Never says the 16 part but you can do the math ella is probably 19 or 20 in the movie and it takes place over a couple weeks. Is ella enchanted the book the same as in the movie answers. Gail carson levines book was awarded the newbery honor in. Gail levine was working fulltime, and she spent almost four hours a day commuting to and from her job in manhattan. Differences between ella enchanted book vs movie page 4. Ella enchanted, by gail levine, tells the story of an ordinary girl struggling under the weight of an extraordinary curse.
Ella enchanted is a 2004 american fantasy romantic comedy film directed by tommy ohaver and written by karen mccullah lutz and kirsten smith loosely based on gail carson levine s 1997 novel of the same name. Much of her relationship with char involves jokes, sliding down bannisters, and working together. What are some major similarities, differences in the movie and the book of ella enchanted. Movie version study guides rate movies for accuracy of. When she started writing this novel, gail carson levine wanted to base her story on cinderella but didnt want ella to be a goody twoshoes. It is about a girl that has been given the gift of obedience at her birth. What are the differences between ella enchanted and cinderella. In the book, ella went to finishing school, which was a big part, and was sadly left out of the movie. Differences between the cay book and movie essays and. Met when char ran into her while he was running from fan girls. Even the people making the film have admitted that it is so wildly different to the source matter that it is really a different story. Its romantic but not sappy, fantastical but not ludicrous. Ella enchanted is a rich and imaginative retelling of the cinderella story as a young adult novel. In 2018, levine published ogre enchanted, a prequel to.
Im biased though, because i read the book first and the movie was nothing like it. And now we come to our modern adaptation of this tale, ella enchanted by gail carson levine. Writing ella enchanted gave levine a chance to explore the missing details in fairy tales that hadnt bothered her as a kid. Levine stated that the film is so different from the book that its hard to compare them, noting the addition of new characters such as sir edgar and heston, and. In the movie ella follows a direct command but ignores wishes or requests made by others. Ella is bound by obedience against her will, and takes matters in her own hands with ambition and verve. Ella enchanted is a 2004 american fantasy romantic comedy film directed by tommy ohaver and written by karen mccullah lutz and kirsten smith loosely based on gail carson levines 1997 novel of the same name. What are some major similarities, differences in the movie. Ella tells her own story in the first person, and she is witty, funny and frank. In our opinion, ella enchanted, the newbery honor book by gail carson levine, is much better than the movie. Ella enchanted ella is a teenage girl who was given the gift of obedience from a fairy at the time of her birth.
Dave at night, an ala notable book and best book for young adults. When i heard that ella enchanted was going to be made into a movie, i was excited and couldnt wait to see one of my favorite books played out on the screen in living color. Ella enchanted book report essaysella enchanted is a fiction newberry honor book written by gail carson levine. However, here is a list of major differences i recognized. Ella enchanted the book is not exactly a laughoutloud read, but ella the character loves jokes and mocking the ways in which she is supposed to act like a lady. One difference in the book, ella enchanted by gail carson levine, there is not an evil uncle edgar character seeking to take the throne from prince charmont, but in the movie he is played by cary elwes. May 10, 20 when i heard that ella enchanted was going to be made into a movie, i was excited and couldnt wait to see one of my favorite books played out on the screen in living color. Handpicked recommendations to other books that have a similar writing style or theme to ella enchanted. And i need to know some major similarities of the book and the movie, of ella enchanted. How does this change the relationship of ella enchanted to other cinderella stories. Mar 30, 2019 ella enchanted the book is not exactly a laughoutloud read, but ella the character loves jokes and mocking the ways in which she is supposed to act like a lady. Ella is a beautiful and honest girl who was cursed by the gift of obedience. Identify additional differences and similarities between ella enchanted and the.
Discuss how ellas character and story is similar and how it is different from the traditional tale. The premise is the same, a good meaning fairy bestowed a terrible gift on a child to be ever obedient. Movies like ella enchanted if you like ella enchanted you are looking for fairy tale, feel good and humorous movies about with cinderella story, fairy, true love, wizards and magicians, prince, imaginary kingdom and adventure themes of comedy, family and fantasy genre shot in usa or ireland. And by loose, i mean that there is a girl named ella in the movie who is cursed with the gift of obedience. Jan 31, 2012 i need to know the major differences of the book and the movie, of ella enchanted. Ella enchanted is an adaptation of the book sort of. After ella deliberately breaks chars heart by letter, areida writes a journal entry that shows up in ellas magic book. The movie adaptation of the book keeps the same fun and lighthearted spirit of the book but changes much of the story. The dom delegates the task of comparing ella enchanted to the book it was based on.
May 28, 2016 the book ella enchanted by gail carson levine was an adaption of cinderella in novel form, in which cinderella was cursed or, well, a blessing gone wrong to be obedient. She exhibits another themedeterminationto recover her lost free will, which grants her agency and independence. Dena darwich bibliography you may know that ella enchanted was my first published book after ten years of trying. Some gift it turned out to be, too, as our heroine finds herself living an existence that is cursed rather than blessed. The film had added effects to get the viewers attention. Levines other books include ever, a new york times bestseller. Hattie, olive, and dame olga move in with ella and her father. Starring anne hathaway and hugh dancy, the film plays with the usual fairy tale genre. Goodreads members who liked ella enchanted ella enchan. This book was very important to me as a young adult. Anne and parminder react after noting parminders screen time is about 30 seconds. Ella is still cursed with obedience yet still demonstrates her rebellious side. Trolls are antagonists in both, but they are much more slapstick in the film.
Starring anne hathaway and hugh dancy, the film plays with the usual fairy tale genre the film is a coproduction between companies in the united states, ireland, and the united kingdom. Ella also respects and loves her father in the movie. They dont seem to follow each other too closely but both are fun for different reasons. Ella enchanted is a 2004 britishamerican film based on gail carson levines 1997 novel ella enchanted. Differences between ella enchanted book vs movie page 3. She learns a lesson and never gives gifts using big magic again. Ella goes to college in frell after her father gets married. There have been so many different versions of the popular story.
The only things that the movie had in common with the book were the title, the names of the main characters, and ellas curse. Aug 23, 20 in our opinion, ella enchanted, the newbery honor book by gail carson levine, is much better than the movie. She must obey every order whether it is hopping on one foot for one day or killing herself. At last readers get a reasonable explanation for cinderellas meek behavior. It might ruin the movie for you, but the book is so good its worth it. I only found a few important similarities between the two which i have listed below. Anne hathaway plays an older ella but she is still plagued by fairy lucinda.
While we still have ella of frell, her curse, the prince and a few other family members thats about as far as comparisons go. This is one of my favorite books of all time, as you might have guessed if youve read some of my blog posts and top lists. With anne hathaway, hugh dancy, cary elwes, joanna lumley. In fact, the 2004 ella enchanted has a lot more in common with shrek than any other fantasy worlds. In 2006, levine went on to write fairest, a retelling of the story of snow white, set in the same world as ella enchanted. In levines books, we encounter elves, gnomes, giants, and fairies. The book itself is based upon cinderella but now with the addition of mythical creatures like ogres, elves, and fairies. The main characters in the story ella enchanted are ella, lucinda, her stepsisters, and prince charmont. A novel this beloved was going to have some major struggles. Ella does whatever someone tells her to do without hesitation. The film also let out important parts that were in the short story. Aug 10, 2014 ella enchanted is an adaptation of the book sort of. The story has a definite fairy tale feel, but it goes beyond the original cinderella story with quirky characters and a strong female lead, one who doesnt.1355 904 752 242 1418 1191 1391 495 994 1367 917 1272 51 113 683 638 574 977 934 690 1474 56 187 234 752 957 1355 201 186 1444 401 494 661 831 410 1109 829 1206 1096