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Did you find the 1954 film version of "An inspector calls" effective?

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Did you find the 1954 film version of "An inspector calls" effective? During the course of this essay, I shall compare the 1954 film version of "An inspector calls" to the written version to see which one is the most effective because of the different devices that they use. The book gives a story like effect. A story with a moral where as the film gives a horror or scary movie effect. The film has a few changes to it. For example in the starting, in the book the inspector knocks on the door but in the there is no knock. He just appears at the door like a ghost and the maid lets us know of his arrival by telling Mr.Birling. ...read more.

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She is young, attractive and has just become engaged. In the scene where Sheila is being questioned she speaks very softly and honestly face away from every body showing that she knows that she is in the wrong. Not only is she prepared to admit her faults, she also appears to be keen to change her behaviour "I'll never, never do it again" I think the actress played her part well because did a good job because when the flash back was shown the way in which she acted spoilt and angry in the shop was very different to the Sheila at home. Showing what Pirsley wanted. Now I am going to write about my second character Mr.Birling a pompous factory owner, not the social equal of his wife. ...read more.

Conclusion

He remains ignorant until the end when he laughs at Eric and Sheila saying "the famous younger generation who know it all" not knowing what going to happen next. Mr.Birling represents Priestley's hatred for businessmen who are only interested in money. He will never alter his ways and it is left to the younger generation to change the future. In conclusion, I think that the film was entertaining and the changing of the inspectors name from Goole to Poole was a factor that made the film more like a late night movie. I think that the way in which the inspector left without warning them properly took away Preistly's message. I prefer the book because the stage direction and the word leave the reader to imagine and too draw the reader to their own conclusion. Also to revel the moral of the story. ...read more.

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