What's the Difference between The Martian the Book and The Martian the Movie?

Science Fiction

The Martian

51%
Released: 2011
Author: Andy Weir

The Martian

49%
Released: 2015
Director: Ridley Scott
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In the Book In the Movie
Mark Watney
Mark Watney
Portrayed by: Matt Damon
Mark Watney's parents
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Melissa Lewis
Melissa Lewis
Portrayed by: Jessica Chastain
Venkat Kapoor
Vincent Kapoor
Portrayed by: Chiwetel Ejiofor
The Martian Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   While Watney is being retrieved by Beck he shuts off his microphone so no one can hear him scream like a little girl from the pain of his broken ribs. He leaves the microphone on and doesn't scream in pain.
   Mark has a puncture wound from the piece of antenna. Mark has a small piece of antenna lodged in his stomach that he must extract as if it were a bullet.
   Mark watches Three's Company and the Dukes of Hazzard. He's only shown watching Happy Days.
   Venkat Kapoor is the NASA directory of Mars operations. Vincent Kapoor is his name.
   Watney brushes his teeth and shaves each day. Watney has brown teeth prior to his arrival at the Ares 4 MAV and a beard.
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