(Comparison/Contrast): The Lost World as a novel is verydifferent from its film version. The most contrasts are found in the beginningof the story. For instance, the novel starts off with Ian Malcolm giving adetailed lecture on extinction theories at the Santa Fe Research Center. Whereas, the film starts with a wealthy British family vacationing on Isla Sorna, anisland of Costa Rica. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-* Copyright DueNow. com Inc.Order now
*Category:Music & MoviesPaper Title:The Lost World (Comparison/Contrast)Text:Jurassic Park – The Lost WorldComparison ContrastThe Lost World as a novel is very different from its film version. The mostcontrasts are found in the beginning of the story. For instance, the novelstarts off with Ian Malcolm giving a detailed lecture on extinction theories atthe Santa Fe Research Center. Where as, the film starts with a wealthy Britishfamily vacationing on Isla Sorna, an island of Costa Rica. On this island thetiny dinosaurs called compys attack a young British girl. As you can see thebeginning of the novel is completely different from the beginning of the film.
As a matter of fact, the novel and the film do not begin to have anysimilarities until the characters get to Site-B, an island off of Costa Ricawhere the dinosaurs where bred. The characters in The Lost World did have a lot of similarities as well asdifferences. One major character is Ian Malcolm, a forty-year-old man who wasone of the early pioneers in the Chaos Theory. Malcolm also featured in thefirst Jurassic Park. Even though he was in both the novel and the film, hischaracteristics were different.
In the novel his leg was hurt from his previousexpedition in the first Jurassic Park, but in the film he seemed to be perfectlyhealthy and uninjured. Another character that plays a major roll is RichardLevine, an arrogant thirty-year-old man. In the novel Levine plays as a wealthypaleontologist in search of Site-B. As for the film, Richard Levine plays acompletely different roll. In the film he is the nephew of John Hammond, thecreator of the dinosaurs. He also has no association with being apaleontologist; his interests in the movie are for making money off thedinosaurs by creating an amusement park that features the dinosaurs on the mainland.
Sarah Harding plays a big part in then novel and as well as the film. Inthe novel Harding plays a rather young biologist, which has a relationship withIan Malcolm. The only difference with Harding between the novel and the film isthat she plays a biologist in the novel and a paleontologist in the film. Another two characters that play a major roll in the novel are Kelly Curtis andArby Benton. Kelly is a thirteen-year-old seventh grader, who has an interest inpaleontology, not to mention that she idols Sarah Harding.
Arby is aneleven-year-old African American seventh grader; he has been skipped up a gradebecause he is so intelligent. In the novel the two children sneak on to the boatis on the expedition to Site-B. In the film there is only one child, a youngAfrican American girl named Kelly that is related to Ian Malcolm by adoption,which also sneaks on to the island. The most similar of the novel and film is probably the terrain of Costa Rica.
This is probably because the terrain is a known fact that cannot be changed. Inboth the novel and film, the terrain is covered with rocky cliffs and volcanicridges. Ravines, tall grasses, and very dense overgrown jungles also flourishedthe island. Considering the dense overgrown jungles it was very hard for thecharacters to see the buildings and roads from the air, which made it difficultto find a good place to land.
One thing that made it difficult to travel,besides the dinosaurs hunting them, was the gusty winds with updrafts. The dinosaurs were obviously similar in the novel and film. The only thingthat contrasted the two is the fact that the novel had more of a variety ofdinosaurs than the film. There were three dinosaurs that were mainly featured inthe novel and film. Among the three, was the famous Tyrannosaurs Rex, whichcaused the most damage and casualties. The T-Rex reaches about twenty totwenty-five feet in height and has gigantic bone crushing jaws with fleshtearing teeth.
Another one was the Velociraptor, more commonly known as theraptor. The raptors were probably the smartest of