What’s the Difference? Howl’s Moving Castle

The transition of Howl's Moving Castle from novel to film is interesting. The lot of the differences come from two sources: the adaptation process itself and the director who helmed the production, Hayao Miyazaki, who put his thumbprint on the flick. Each medium has its share of characters unique to that form, so when I … Continue reading What’s the Difference? Howl’s Moving Castle

What’s the Difference? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is interesting in regards to its adaptations. The original novel has no illustrations of its main characters, aside from the zoomed out shot of the leads on a riverside balcony, so the manga and the film took liberties with their character designs. How everybody looks is just scratching the … Continue reading What’s the Difference? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

What’s the Difference Between Mary and the Witch’s Flower and The Little Broomstick?

Adaptations are a tricky business. Bob and Charlie can have a deeply profound conversation on the deliciousness of cranberries in a book, but that same conversation doesn't hold the same engagement told in movie format due to a shot of Bob's lips flapping and then a shot of Charlie's lips flapping not being enrapturing visuals. … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Mary and the Witch’s Flower and The Little Broomstick?