Book vs. Movie: The Call of the Wild (1935, 1976, 1996, 2020)

  • Published on: 22 April 2020
  • For a story that has been around for over a century, Jack London’s The Call of the Wild still has a meaningful message for audiences today. This short adventure novel was published in 1903 and set mostly during the Klondike Gold Rush. Told from the perspective of Buck the dog, the novel demonstrates the literary influence of naturalism and individualism.

    The Call of the Wild (1935)
    Starring Buck and Clark Gable

    The Call of the Wild (1976)
    Starring Bourbon and John Beck

    The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997)
    Starring Vasko, Geesa, Gustav, and Rutger Hauer

    The Call of the Wild (2020)
    Starring Terry Notary and Harrison Ford

    0:00 Prologue
    0:55 The Call of the Wild (1935)
    2:38 The Call of the Wild (1976)
    4:30 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997)
    6:10 The Call of the Wild (2020)
    8:08 Epilogue

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  • Runtime : 8:53
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  • Stock_user
    Stock_user   2 months ago

    What kind of drugs were they on when they made the 2020 version

  • Kuum Ha
    Kuum Ha   7 months ago

    2:25 he sounds like a cow

  • AnimeWolf56
    AnimeWolf56   8 months ago

    in my opinion the best adaption is the animated 1981 movie 'Call of the Wild, Howl Buck'

  • Vincent Ly
    Vincent Ly   9 months ago

    85th Anniversary of The Call of the Wild (1935-2020)

  • Sam Smith
    Sam Smith   10 months ago

    1976 version is still my favorite.. even years later.

  • Denise Freitas
    Denise Freitas   10 months ago

    It's a great book! The 1996 version is the best.

    DID YOU SEE THAT   11 months ago

    I have long ago released any expectation that a Hollywood movie would true to all aspects of the books they pay so dearly to acquire. But I liked the latest Harrison ford "Based on" incarnation of Call of.

  • Play GT
    Play GT   1 years ago

    The 2020 version was that phil collins could join for his soundtracks, but his healthy and age don't allowed.

  • donjwolf
    donjwolf   1 years ago

    You forgot the animated adaptation from Toei. Came out 1981 I believe. It is a really faithful version of the novel, and is my fave version.

  • valentina
    valentina   1 years ago

    Thanks for sharing.. This is really good movie. And so many lessons to learn. The power of friendship.. Heroic, brave, companion, leadership, and alert.. Seems the dog buck. 2020 . Is really good . . this movie .... Is worth it in Oscars... My kids really love this.. 🥰

  • Aalty Alt
    Aalty Alt   1 years ago

    COTW 2020, great film but ending is the sadest out of all the other COTW, the narration and CGI just are so good but it's kind of sad

  • My Life In Germany
    My Life In Germany   1 years ago

    Who and why did you need to rewrite the great book of the great writer Jack London? The authors of this film and Harrison Ford should fall through the ground with shame and return the fee from the film back to the audience.

  • 吳羿翔
    吳羿翔   1 years ago

    Cripes, I went and rented the 2020 film today. I don't think I've ever seen an adaptation miss the point of the original as much as this one did.

  • SodorExpress Studios
    SodorExpress Studios   1 years ago

    To me, this has got to be one of the best novels ever. The realism, the portrayal of nature, it's a beautiful book.

  • Toni Gancheva
    Toni Gancheva   1 years ago

    Thank you! It's nice that you have something kind to say for each adaptation. I couldn't do that, especially when I am annoyed that they have deviated greatly from the plot.

  • jungefrau
    jungefrau   1 years ago

    it's interesting how literature has to be changed to accommodate whatever zeitgeist is in the air at the time a movie is made. I doubt Native Americans could be the Bad Guys in a movie nowadays and the amoral brutality of Nature has to be toned down to make the kids not cry.

  • Hondo Klaatu
    Hondo Klaatu   1 years ago

    Great video! I like the concise yet informative breakdown of each movie. I've read Call of the Wild and liked it pretty well. But I've not actually watched any adaptation of it.The gives me some good options. The '97 one looks especially interesting. (My favourite Jack London book is Captains Courageous )