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Featured Article: The Nutcracker—Book vs. Movie
A Prussian writer of fantasy and gothic horror, E.T.A. Hoffmann left the world a wonderful holiday gift. His 1816 short story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" has inspired dozens of adaptations, including the ballet with Tchaikovsky's score, based on a retelling by Alexandre Dumas. Disney's latest, the movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, came out in 2018. It stays true to the original in some places and deviates in others. But just how different is the movie from the original story? Where do the two diverge in plot, character, and theme, and where are they the same? Let's dig into the details.