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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, originally a book written by Washington Irving, is exactly what the title implies, a legend. This legend includes a town that is haunted by a headless horseman and a single man's journey. Many years later, this legend was produced as a movie directed by Tim Burton. Burton stole the title of this legend and added thrill to this now classic storyline. The book and the movie ultimately have to be somewhat similar, because they share a common title, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Therefore similarities do not end there, at the title, because Burton was obviously inspired by Irving. Burton continued the theme and setting of the legend and the town it took place in, Sleepy Hollow. For example, the town in the book was a small town in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by a wooded area. ...read more.


When it came to watching the movie, it was not the similarities that held me to my seat. The differences were almost a larger, more important role in bringing The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to life. The movie would have been much less interesting if Burton wouldn't have added Katrina's stepmother to the storyline, for she was the character that added death and affairs to this otherwise boring plot. Burton made the stepmother responsible for deaths in sleepy hollow due to her owning the headless man's skull. If causing multiple deaths wasn't enough, Katrina's step mother was caught in the night having an affair. It also helped Burton to cast Johnny Depp as Ichabod, the other major difference that made the story interesting for myself and many other girls in the world. ...read more.


When the music begins to speed up after a long spell of slow chords, the brain reacts with adrenaline because it associates it with excitement. This is all done to make the person watching the movie more involved and capture a larger percentage of their brain. Lighting is manipulated for the same results, when the town is dark in the movie, it brings on a dreary feeling. Most of the movie took place in dim lighting to show Sleepy Hollow as a dreary town. Regardless of the similarities, the movie was an improvement next to the book. It may have been the lighting, the music, or even the insert of affairs that made the movie easier to enjoy, but the main idea is that one enjoys it. Burton did a fine job of turning an otherwise boring story into an exciting movie that kept me and many others in their seat, or maybe on the edge of it. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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