What is a summary that I can write for the movie Sleepy Hollow?

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malibrarian eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Is your assignment only to watch the movie and write a summary about it? Or is it to compare it to the actual book by Washington Irving? How long does your paper need to be?

I would suggest, if it is an open-ended assignment (where you get to choose what exactly you're writing about), that you compare and contrast the book with the movie. The movie Sleepy Hollow is vastly different from the book, and comparing and contrasting the two would make for a very interesting paper. Be sure, as with all paper, that you have an introductory paragraph in which you let your reader know what exactly your paper is about. Continue with supporting paragraphs - if you compare/contrast, you could have one or two paragraphs about the movie, then one or two paragraphs about the book, then one or two paragraphs describing their similarities and differences. Then end with a concluding, summarizing paragraph.

Be sure to check the links below for more information on both the book and the movie. Both book and movie are entertaining (the book is quite short and should only take about 1-2 hours at the most to read and understand) and should make for an interesting paper to write.  Good luck!

sullymonster eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In the movie with Johnny Depp, Ichabod Crane is a police officer in New York in the year of 1799.  Crane is obsessed with scientific gadgets that are supposed to help him do his job better.  He is called to the town of Sleepy Hollow to find murderer responsible for the deaths of three people. all of whom were decapitated.  He tries to use his devices to both solve the murder and convince the people that it is not the "Headless Horseman", a sort of local boogeyman that the community thinks is responsible.  He is helped by Katrina Van Tassel and the young son of one of the victims.  He sees "the ghost" kill another town member and suddenly believes.  In the process of investigating, he falls in love with Katrina and discovers that the horseman is the raised body of a warrior that was betrayed by Katrina's stepmother.  The head of the horseman is recovered by Ichabod, who returns it to its owner, who departs the world with the stepmother. 

bbowles | Student

i dont know ive heard of the movie but i have never seen it so i cant help you with that but i know of a series of books you should read theyre by Erin Hunter and theyre called Warriors they are very wonderful and theyre about cats in the wild and theyre are four different clans Thunder, Wind, River, and Shadow Thunderclan being the best  of those four clans read the books you wont be unhapppy 

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