The Tin Drum (The Criterion Collection)
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Based on the classic novel by Gunter Grass, this drama of a young boy who beats a tin drum to combat his feelings of desperation and anger during the rise of the Third Reich is as dark and disturbing as it is utterly compelling. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
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I also know understand the underlying symbolism much better than when I read the book.
Gunther Grass is an excellent writing; hope to find movies from his other novels.
While reading the book, I really viewed Oskar as an adult in the last half of the book. Although in the movie it is very difficult to do this, since it is a small child actor. In this regard, the book was better.
In another regard, I give the edge to the movie in how they had WWII footage interlaced with the plot. While reading the book, I sometimes forgot there was a war going on - and a very large one at that. I think the movie did a nice job of reminding you of the seriousness of this war while the antics of the characters was going on.
All in all, I thought this movie was very good particularly for those who liked the book. Unlike many movies based on novels, this one does not disappoint you....
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