When it comes down to finally making a movie, the director obviously has to make big decisions regarding how the movie will be different from the book. François Truffaut, the director of the film Fahrenheit 451 had changed what was in the original novel, the Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury. Bryn and I created a series of Yahoo! Answers (question and answers) that we thought were based on some of the most significant changes of the film adaptation. These questions included how the director changed the original character, Mildred, or Mrs. Montag’s name into Linda, Montag’s overall ranking in the fire department, and the omission of the characters Granger and Faber, who were two key characters following Clarisse’s death.
We used an online Yahoo! Answers generator called Simitator to create these pictures. I already knew this website had a Yahoo! Answers generator, so we thought it would be interesting to use this prompt to show how Ray Bradbury’s and François Truffaut’s ideas were different. Because we used this specific prompt, we tried to use voice in the text, for example, while the author and director’s voice would sound formal, we tried to make the question-asker’s voice very informal, for that kind of text was very common in Yahoo.
If you find it hard to read the text in the photos embedded below, please click on them to enlarge and enhance the photo.