Legend (2015) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Legend

Brian Helgeland, 2015

VS3

The Profession of Violence
John George Pearson, 1972

Legend is a movie directed by Brian Helgeland in 2015 and based on the book The Profession of Violence by John George Pearson, first published in 1972. The movie features Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Colin Morgan, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Paul Anderson, and others.

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RATING

6.9

/ 10

Movie Poster: Legend (Brian Helgeland, 2015)

7.6

/ 10

Book Cover: The Profession of Violence (John George Pearson, 1972)

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Storyline

In the 1960s, Reggie Kray is a former boxer who has become an important part of the criminal underground in London. Reggie and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Legend, the 2015 movie by Brian Helgeland

Year

2015

Minutes

132

Movie Rate

6.90

Source: IMDb

Cover of The Profession of Violence, the 1972 book by John George Pearson

Year

1972

Pages

336

Book Rate

7.66

S: Goodreads

Book

The Profession of Violence

Subtitle: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins

Country: UK

First published in: 1972

Length: 336 pages

Genre: Biography

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Which is better?

Poster of Legend, the 2015 movie by Brian Helgeland

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Cover of The Profession of Violence, the 1972 book by John George Pearson

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Legend, the 2015 movie by Brian Helgeland

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25% No

6 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Profession of Violence, the 1972 book by John George Pearson

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40% No

6 votes

4 votes

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