The film and the book share the same basic plot and structure, but they also have some significant differences. The film simplifies some of the characters and subplots from the book, such as the involvement of Nikola Tesla, the role of the magicians’ descendants, and the nature of the prestige. The film also changes some of the details and twists of the book, such as the identity of Borden’s double, the fate of Angier, and the origin of the feud. The film focuses more on the visual and dramatic aspects of the story, while the book delves deeper into the psychological and philosophical themes of the story.

The Prestige (2006) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Prestige

Christopher Nolan, 2006

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The Prestige
Christopher Priest, 1995

The Prestige is a movie directed by Christopher Nolan in 2006 and based on the book of the same name by Christopher Priest, first published in 1995. The movie features Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, and others.

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Storyline

In 1890s London, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden work as shills for a magician, under the mentorship of John Cutter, an engineer who designs stage magic (a job termed ingenieur in the film). Borden unveils a trick he developed called the Transported Man, in which he appears to travel instantly between two wardrobes on opposite ends of the stage. With her help, Borden sabotages Angier’s act.

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The film and the book share the same basic plot and structure, but they also have some significant differences. The film simplifies some of the characters and subplots from the book, such as the involvement of Nikola Tesla, the role of the magicians’ descendants, and the nature of the prestige. The film also changes some of the details and twists of the book, such as the identity of Borden’s double, the fate of Angier, and the origin of the feud. The film focuses more on the visual and dramatic aspects of the story, while the book delves deeper into the psychological and philosophical themes of the story.


Poster of The Prestige, the 2006 movie by Christopher Nolan

Year

2006

Minutes

130

Movie Rate

8.50

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Movie

The Prestige

Country: USA

Year: 2006

Length: 2h10m

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Cover of The Prestige, the 1995 book by Christopher Priest

Year

1995

Pages

404

Book Rate

7.78

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Book

The Prestige

Country: UK

First published in: 1995

Length: 404 pages

Genre: Fiction

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