The woman in black film vs book
While I might be easily lazily sucked into watching the movie, now I am rooting to have the play mounted in the Toronto GTA. Perhaps I can convince my book club to read the book next season. I defer to you on the play and the book because I haven't seen the play or read the book. The film though I wouldn't rate as really frightening more a series of things that make you jump.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: The Woman in Black (2012) Ending Explained - Movie Marathon Day 6
The Woman in Black: comparing the film, the book and the play
In settling her affairs, he slowly unravels the mystery surrounding her decrepit manor house and first sees the woman in black, who has been haunting the town for years. The legend has it that every time someone sees the woman in black, a child dies tragically. The Woman in Black: Play vs. In it, Kipps is a widower raising a four-year old son. Inexplicably, his son is going to arrive in the village in four days to be reunited with him.
Whilst this does add to the urgency of the situation, it then encourages a further dubious subplot in which Kipps concocts a plan to appease the woman in black in the hopes she will never return. The film also ups the morbidity considerably, with children getting bumped off left right, and centre we get treated three little girls jumping out of a window in the first five minutes alone.
Both are highly accomplished and do a great job alternating between narration and living in the moment of the story. Kipps is particularly impressive, ably switching in and out of multiple roles. I would like to see him in a movie where smiling is a possibility for once. In a somewhat humiliating cameo, current Oscar-nominee Janet McTeer sufficiently chews the scenery as the local crazy woman, Mrs. The rest of the ensemble is fairly forgettable.
Current star Ben Deery took to Twitter recently to relay that one particularly unruly bunch tripped him during the show whilst hurling homophobic epithets, giving you a good idea of what you may be in for. OVERALL Either the film or stage adaptation are sure to fill you with terror at some points, but for pure shock value, and unbridled creativity, the stage version of The Woman in Black is the clear winner.
Best discounts. The play relies on limited set and props, cleverly creating a chilling and electric atmosphere with the use of just curtains, a door, and a rocking chair. As required viewing for many GCSE drama students, the audience for the play is primarily made up of people under the age of 18 whose reactions range from apathy to hostility.
Either the film or stage adaptation are sure to fill you with terror at some points, but for pure shock value, and unbridled creativity, the stage version of The Woman in Black is the clear winner.
The Woman in Black ~ differences between the book and film
The Woman in Black starts out similar to the remake but there are already large differences. The original has our intrepid solicitor happily married with a small boy and brand new baby daughter. No deceased spouse, no mounting bills and debt. Things move rather slowly for awhile. Arthur sees The Woman in Black a few times.
Without it, readers run the risk of being un-traumatized by this post and what is the fun in that, I ask you?! My favorite horror movie changes daily according to mood. I'm a huge horror fan but most of the movies are disappointing of late. For the most part I thought they worked and love Courtney's post! Fave horror movie today: 28 Days Later.
The Woman in Black: Play vs. Movie
This led to an interesting comparison of film versus book, particularly with regard to the finale. The sinister atmosphere drips off the page in a singular way that somehow demands to be taken completely seriously. By contrast the film inevitably lacks the subtlety of the book, piling on jump scares and extra deaths that were merely referred to in passing in the text. That said, despite the miscasting of Daniel Radcliffe, the film is efficiently chilling, atmospheric and macabre as the curse of the woman in black unleashes havoc. The film reveals this curse very early on, whereas in the novel it is only discovered in the closing stages. Therefore, having Kipps die attempting to save his son from the oncoming train which his son has stood in front of due to a trance induced by the vengeful ghost leads to the scene with them all happily reunited in the afterlife. This undercuts the horror considerably. There is no reunion in the afterlife, and instead, due to the flashback structure of the story, the reader already knows that he has spent decades recovering from this anguish. To an extent, I can understand why the filmmakers altered the ending, since if shot exactly as it is on page, the scene would not have been as powerful. A film cannot get inside the head of the main character in quite the same way, and it would have been difficult to convey the full impact of the ensuing decades of grief.
Aug 03, PM. I saw the movie and the ending was pretty good. Creepy and stuff. But the problem is I can't figure out what The lady in Blacks true intentions were?
So: what did I learn? Apart from the fact that I now need a course of counselling. The core story the film takes some liberties with other details and completely refashions the ending follows young solicitor Arthur Kipps as he travels to the remote Eel Marsh House to sift through the documents of late client Alice Drablow.
In settling her affairs, he slowly unravels the mystery surrounding her decrepit manor house and first sees the woman in black, who has been haunting the town for years. The legend has it that every time someone sees the woman in black, a child dies tragically. The Woman in Black: Play vs. In it, Kipps is a widower raising a four-year old son.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: The Woman In Black (2012) Official Trailer [HD]
It is the second adaptation of Susan Hill 's novel of the same name , which was previously filmed in The plot, set in early 20th-century England , follows a young recently widowed lawyer who travels to a remote village where he discovers that the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorising the locals. A film adaptation of Hill's novel was announced in , with Goldman and Watkins attached to the project. During July , Radcliffe was cast in the lead role of Arthur Kipps. The film was planned to be shot in 3D before plans were scrapped.