Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sleepy Hollow: Movie vs. Book

Sleepy Hollow has two sides; one seen in a book and the other seen in a movie.  The book, which is the original story, takes a more comical approach to the story of Ichabod Crane, the protagonist.  In the book the characters have a more in depth introduction, showing us the maturity of the characters at the end of the book.  The movie however, takes a more gothic and serious approach to the story.  In the movie, there are gothic elements everywhere.  There are almost no bright colors, and the music is very eerie and spooky; however, the plot isn't explained as much as it is in the book.
In all, I like the film much better.  I think the gothic elements incorporated into the film were a great addition, and that it helps further the suspense and scares of the movie; after all, it is a story about a headless horseman.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Digital vs. Print

Digital vs. Print. Personally, mostly because I use my computer for almost everything, I would have everything school related, books and assignments, be read and done digitally.  Having everything on a computer or iDevice helps me be more organized with my work.  On my computer I put all my work in a folder on my desktop, which makes it much easier for me to access than a binder.  Also, Apple's iPad and Amazon's kindle allow people to download books and read them on a tablet device, rather than go to a bookstore and buy the actual paperback.  I find this to be very helpful because it lets you complete your work much faster by eliminating a trip to the bookstore. Also, as Dustin said in his essay, it saves paper, so as well as being helpful with organization, it also helps our environment by saving trees.  I believe taking advantage of today's technology is essential, mainly because the technology we have today can help students, like me, be more organized.