The circle book and movie
Book VS Movie – The Circle – Info CafeThe Circle is a American techno-thriller film directed by James Ponsoldt with a screenplay by Ponsoldt and Dave Eggers , based on Eggers' novel of the same name. It is the penultimate performance of Headly's career and the final performance of Paxton's career, and was released just after his death in February Through her friend Annie, call center intern Mae Holland secures a customer support position at The Circle, a tech and social media company. Mae's ex-boyfriend Mercer is less supportive. Mae takes the job, hoping to support her parents, particularly her father who suffers from multiple sclerosis.
BWW Review: THE CIRCLE By Dave Eggers: Which Is Better, The Book Or The Movie?
They say the book is always better than the movie. In the case of The Circle , based on the book by Dave Eggers, I would venture to say that I enjoyed the Lionsgate movie more , which is rare for me. In full disclosure, I watched the movie first, then read the book directly after, so both were fresh in my mind during the comparison. The movie follows the book pretty faithfully, pulling exact sentences and scenarios and bringing them to life. Both mediums are centered around Mae Holland, a young woman who gets a job in Customer Experience at The Circle, an incredibly successful newer company on the cusp of innovation and cutting edge technology. It is The Circle's goal to make life easier, better, more fulfilling.
A cautionary tale of the all-consuming technology and social media around us, the movie stars Emma Watson as Mae Holland, a idealistic twenty something who finally gets her dream job, working at the powerful tech company The Circle. Now having millions of viewers following her every move, Mae becomes a sensation at The Circle and has bigger ideas, ones that bring up questions about privacy and surveillance throughout the world. But fans of the book will find some major tweaks in the movie version. A big one taken out is the love triangle Mae has in the book with fellow Circle employees Francis and the mysterious Kalden. Though Ty and Mae seems to have a romantic chemistry, he has more of the Kalden character in him, as Ty is the off-the-grid former wunderkind at the company that reveals to Mae the dark secrets of The Circle. Ponsoldt said the Francis character was in early drafts of the script, but was lifted as he didn't feel central to Mae's evolution at The Circle.
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The Circle is a dystopian novel written by American author Dave Eggers. Her initially rewarding experience turns darker. Mae Holland, a recent college graduate, lands a job at The Circle, a powerful technology company run by the "Three Wise Men. Mae starts out in Customer Experience CE , the firm's customer service department, but quickly climbs the company ladder. From the beginning, Mae is impressed by amenities at The Circle, including access to top-notch technology, dorm-like housing, gyms, recreation activities and parties.