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|The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn|
Actors: Tony Randall, Eddie Hodges, Archie Moore, Patty McCormack, Neville Brand
Director: Michael Curtiz
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts
Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a sl... more »
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T. R. Pickren | Orange, CA USA | 06/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie does not follow the book exactly, but how could that take away from the beauty of it? The target audience is a younger crowd, if the movie followed the book exactly I doubt it would entertain as this one does. I love the book, and I love this movie.. Unless you are a nerdy book worm, you should enjoy it too.. Great acting, great color, and great scenery make it a fun movie to watch!"
B. Lee | 11/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Eventhough the movie director didn't follow and cover the original story of book in this movie, i think this movie is good because Jim and Huck had free from their previous situation at the end of the movie (Huck got free from civilized society and Jim got free from slavery. Likewise, we can see both movie director and Mark Twain have same purpose because in my opinion, conclusion shows their final messages. Therefore, the conclusion is really important in our life.
Some people doesn't like this movie because the movie skips a lot of important parts of the book. For example, Tom did not show up in the movie. In general, the movie can't show everything within limited time(usually 2 hours length) So, i think the most important thing is to send a message. MAny people also disappointed about the movie Harry Potter but everything depends on your feeling. For me, this movie tells the main ideas from the book and shows great scenery with good actors.
I recommend this movie"
A poor attempt at recreating a great novel
Adam B. | Urbana, IL | 11/19/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The 1960 movie, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was another example of how making movies out of novels doesn't always turn out too good. When Micheal Curtiz produced this film, he strayed from the book's original plot quite often and scrambled up the events. There are many scenes in his film that never even occurred in the book. For example, Huck and Jim get jobs twice in the film (On the steamboat and the circus). In the original book, Huck and Jim never get real jobs, which makes the novel more imaginative and fun. Micheal Curtiz made another mistake while making his movie by not including all the characters. I was very disappointed when I discovered that Mark Twain never appears in the movie. Mark Twain brought fantasy and entertainment to the story. The thing that I disliked the most, however, was the ending. Micheal Curtiz didn't use the original ending at all. He made up with a whole new ending that doesn't fit with the rest of the movie. I'd have to say that my overall feeling of this film is disappointed. This was a poorly made movie, and i recommend not watching it.
X. Lu | USA | 11/17/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (book) compared to the Movie.
"The Movie Directed by Michael Curtiz 1960 was a well directed movie, but the story line and most of the plot changed when they made the movie. One, I don't blame the movie director for the lack of things that was shown throughout the movie like how they left out the part when Jim and Huck was separated by the current and when Huck stayed in the Grangerfords before Buck gets killed, would not blame this because it just might be due to the boundaries of time. I do, however, blame the script writers for the movie because they not only shortened some parts in the movie, but also they changed many parts in the American Masterpiece. For example Huck did not run away from Pap and all the others the same way he did in the book, also Jim did not get sold because Pap came and wanted $500 from Miss Watson and threatened to take Huck away if he does not get the money by tomorrow, plus Huck and Jim heard news about them from people that were trying to capture him, and there was no Chicken involved in the book, but in the movie it showed that Huck stole a chicken. There was also characters that kind of changed their figure in the movie, for example Jim is a little different, his tone has changed and he looks a bit old for the book's characterization, and the worst character to change was Pap, Huck's dad, his whole appearance kind of changed because what I interpreted him to be was a big, fat, lazy, and dirty scum, but the movie previewed him as a tall and skinny alright looking person. For the overall comparison for Huckleberry Finn I would give it a 6/10 if it was my choice to judge."
e.c. Urbana High School