Book to film adaptations have always altered the story in some way. They can either strip the authenticity of the novel or give more impact. Compared to Kurt Vonnegut’s written “Harrison Bergeron”, the film 2081 offers the effects of cinematography, actor performance, and audio soundtracks/effects which leave the film with a deeper audience impression. During the scenes where George reminisce the capture of his son, the fragmented editing and creepy old-timely music gives a disturbing tone and allows the reader to infer the event left a deep mark on George. The novel only gives evidence of their loss when it narrates, “[..] April for instance, still drove people crazy [..] And it was that clammy month that the H-G men took George and Hazel Bergeron’s fourteen-year-old son, Harrison, away” (1). They don’t give any evidence of Hazel and George’s reaction to the event. With the film’s detail, it allows the audience to trigger their character perspective lens. The actor of Hazel in 2081 correctly portrays an oblivious “thinking in short bursts” type of character by adding the fact she didn’t even pay attention to the TV during Harrison’s breakout and death. The film also gives Harrison a much more emotional reason for his outburst compared to the moments of his freedom in the story. Through text, Harrison demands “[he] is the Emporer. [..] Everybody must do as [he] says at once” (3). He is characterized as power hungry, leading the readers to view him as evil and malicious. In the film, he knows Diana Moon Glampers will shoot him down and he wants the world to witness it happen through live TV broadcast. During his last moments, Harrison looks directly into the camera. In a way, he looks into the eyes of the viewers, letting them observe the brutal reality of their society. One of the viewers being his father. The look on George’s face when his son drops dead hits the audience and left me feeling aghast. Because of the film’s impact on me, I believe the film adaptation is the most effective medium for telling the “Harrison Bergeron” narrative.