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When a book is made into a movie, many things are left out. The movie may depict characters in a completely different way than the novel. Another thing that may be changed during production is theme. A movie version of a novel might not include a big theme of a novel or the movie may have a completely different theme than the novel. In most movies, scenes are deleted or completely made up in order to make the movie more entertaining and to get the story told quickly. Like any movie based on a book, there are some differences in the movie Blow. Examples of differences are some characters have been changed and some have been added, also many scenes and events from the book are left out, and finally some scenes have been completely changed from the novel to the film.
There is one character in the movie that was completely made up. Her name is Barbara Buckley. She plays George’s first real girlfriend. She is added to help show the theme - money is not everything. During the movie, she gets cancer and is told that she only has around a half of a year left. As a result, George takes a break from smuggling drugs into the United States and moves down to Mexico, because this is the only place he can live freely. This is one of the first times that George puts love before money. If he would have stayed in the United Sates then he would have been sentenced to a couple months in jail instead of the mandatory three year sentence. He would also make millions of dollars as a result of staying in the United States. He decides to stay with Barbra and the two of them live in Mexico until she dies. This is a prime example of putting love before money.
Generally movies tend to make major changes in characters. For example in a novel a character might be serious, but in the movie the character is funny to make the movie more interesting. George’s parents were…...

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