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The Old Man and the Sea: Movie Version

The Old Man and the Sea: Movie Version
Product Description
Study Guide compares the book The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway to the movie The Old Man and the Sea (1958) starring Spencer Tracy. Directed by John Sturges. Warner Brothers.

THE MOVIE VERSION OF THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
IS NOT LIKE THE BOOK by Ernest Hemingway

RECOMMENDED MOVIE: The Old Man and the Sea (1958) starring Spencer Tracy. Directed by John Sturges. Warner Brothers.

WHAT’S IN THE BOOK THAT’S NOT IN THE MOVIE?
Baseball talk about New York Yankees managers Durocher and McGraw, turtle fishing, turtle eggs and shark liver oil, two flying fish in the dolphin’s stomach, shovelhead sharks, the Miami-bound plane overhead, coast guard search, Santiago’s gift of the marlin’s head and spear, fishermen measuring the 18 foot marlin, Pedrico.

WHAT’S IN THE MOVIE THAT’S NOT IN THE BOOK?
Santiago’s lantern and the fishermen’s lanterns, boys playing baseball, Manolin’s paying 60 cents for takeout food, the girl at the Terrace, the bird perching on Santiago’s finger, rain at sea, the lottery vendor, musicians in the restaurant.

WHAT’S THE SAME?
The patched sail, Santiago’s shack, Terrace restaurant, the dream of lions playing on the beach, the arm-wrestling contest, the warbler, 85 days without a catch, 3 days at sea, the marlin, the shark attacks, the skeleton of the marlin, Santiago’s love of baseball and newspapers and his admiration of Joe DiMaggio, the cat, the woman tourist who thinks the marlin skeleton is a shark.

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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
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