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Comparison Between the Play and Movie Versions of Death and the Maiden

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Comparison Between the Play and Movie Versions of Death and the Maiden There is a significant difference between the play and movie versions of Death and the Maiden. The movie version emphasizes visual and sound effects, while the play highlights the importance of language. The movie version starts by playing a section from Schubert's quartet Death and the Maiden. After the melodious music, viewers immediately see and hear lightening outside a small house as well as ocean waves clash against rocks. This contrast not only shocks the viewers, it also prepares them for the upcoming "action" in the movie. However, the play presents a different perspective. ...read more.

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She then hears from the radio that Gerardo Escobar has been selected to be the head of the commission. She immediately drops the knife and walks out of the kitchen furiously. However, the above situation does not actually exist in the play Death and the Maiden. The play states that Paulina was sitting in a chair drinking before she heard a car stopped in front of her beach house. The movie version gives viewers evidences that Paulina knew Gerardo Escobar and was not happy about him being the head of the commission. ...read more.

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The play's beginning was no as interesting as the movie's. I also liked the acting in the movie. When Paulina takes out a gun from the drawer, I could clearly hear the heavy breathing and see her facial emotions. In the play, it only says that she takes out a gun from the sideboard. The play's direction did not show Paulina's emotion and feeling at that time. Overall, I prefer the movie version of Death and the Maiden to the original version based on Scene 1. The movie was more entertaining because I can clearly see the character's emotions and hear the detail sounds of the weather. Word count: 452 ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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