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
   Mark can't find the satellite dish that hit him. He never sees it again. When he wakes up it is sitting right next to him. He never mentions it again, but it was there.
   Mark talks about rationing the food as being a hassle, but doesn't really mention his physical condition from it. They made it a point to visually show that he was almost starving to death
   Mark spends a lot of time doubling his dirt before he plants the potatoes. He quickly spreads the dirt and fertilizes it and starts everything growing.
   Watney must divert around a dust storm to avoid being trapped and dying from a lack of sunlight to power the rover and his life support. This does not happen.
   Mark says the crew had 56 days of food for redundancy. He says they had 68 days of food.
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