Study Guide compares the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles to the movie A Separate Peace (2004) starring J. Barton, Jacob Pitts, Toby Moore, Danny Swerdlow, and Hume Cronyn. This movie version originally aired on SHOWTIME. The film deviates from the book a few times, but the changes do not alter the basic plot. Most of the dialog is from the book. The setting, action, and main characters in the book are fairly accurate. Finny stands out as an unusual literary personality and the only character who is not given a last name.