There is a great deal of similarity between both. The movie was fairly faithful to the book. I would say that the exploration of Thackeray's/ Braithwaite's character is something that is done effectively in both. It seemed to me as if Poitier was perfectly chosen to play the teacher in the film, so in my mind, this represents the ultimate representation of the character. It seemed to surpass my own expectation knowing what I did from the book. Additionally, the music in the film helped bring many of the book's moments to life. The music montage during the museum outing is one that comes to mind. I felt that the book played up the relationship between Thackeray and Gillian more than the film, which hinted at it, but did so in a discrete manner.
To Sir, with Love is an incredibly inspirational story. E. R. Braithwaite, the author of this memoir, captures beautifully the shame and hatred of prejudices and racism.It’s a beautiful book about human nature and about the behavior of teenagers who are treading on the path of being extreme rebels. You just can’t miss it.Based on the novel by E.R. Braithwaite, To Sir, With Love was one of the biggest money spinners of 1967.This movie is a cozy, good humoured and unbelievable little tale.