book/movie compare and contrast paper

Book/Movie Compare and Contrast Paper Guidelines

The paper is to be three (3) pages long, double spaced with one (1) inch margins all the way around with a twelve (12)point font size in either Courier New or Times New Roman font. The due date for the review is April 10. 

First, read a book based on American history. Next, watch the movie based on the book. Finally, write a three page paper comparing and contrasting the book with the movie. To do this, simply tell me what the book and the film had in common, and then tell me how they differed. The first section of your paper should explain what the book and film are about. The second section should be comparing and contrasting the book and the movie. The third section should briefly discuss the historical accuracy of the book and the film, and it should also include your opinion about the book and the movie by telling me which one you liked better.

You may choose a book/film from the list provided or you may choose something on your own. If you choose a book/film on your own, you must first clear it with me.

Book Title/Movie Title
Gone with the Wind
Gangs of New York
We Were Soldiers Once…And Young/We Were Soldiers
Last of the Mochians
The Untouchables
Charlie Wilson’s War
Cold Mountain
The Color Purple
Dances with Wolves
Flags of Our Fathers
Lonesome Dove
Miracle at St. Anna
Lost Moon/Apollo 13
The Short Timers/Full Metal Jacket
Red Alert/Dr. Strangelove
Remembering America/Quiz Show
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Patton: Ordeal and Triumph/Patton
All the President’s Men
Born on the Fourth of July
Catch 22
From Here to Eternity
The Killer Angels/Gettysburg
The Great Escape
The Longest Day
The Manchurian Candidate
Primary Colors
The Right Stuff
The Thin Red Line
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Black Dahila
Jarhead: A Marines’ Chronicle of the Gulf War/Jarhead
Seabiscuit: An American Legend/Seabiscuit
Gods and Generals
Road to Perdition
Hart’s War
Pearl Harbor
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War/Blackhawk Down
Buffalo Soldiers
Rocket Boys: A Memoir/October Sky
Air America
One Gallant Rush/Glory
Casualties of War
Eight Men Out: The Black Sox/Eight Men Out
The Grapes of Wrath
Of Mice and Men
The Great Gatsby
The Crucible