Although I struggled at first to see any major connections between Foreign Correspondent the book and Foreign Correspondent the movie, there were a few similarities that I found. First was the eagerness with which Johnny Jones and Johnnie James pursued their love interests. Johnny confessed his love for Carol and proposed to her after knowing her for a very short period of time. This reminded me the way in which Johnnie pines after Scooter, a man which she has never met. While Johnny’s love story had a happy ending, I think it can be argued that both characters are idealistic in the way in which they view both Carol and Scooter. It seems improbable that you would know you wanted to marry someone after such a short period of time–almost as improbable as being smitten with someone you have never met.
Another similarity I saw was the blending of fact and fiction. The movie was filled with fictionalized events surrounding WWII, while the book drew on nonfictional things and people like Alphonso Lingis. This is also something we saw in the Flamethrowers. Although I think there are many possible reasons for this, one of them could be to make the story seem more real. By adding elements that we can relate to, the stories are seem to be founded in real life while still bending our imaginations.