When studying a novel and its adaptation, one should keep a list of what is kept, added and dropped. The director made a great decision in making sure that the four themes were kept throughout the movie to help keep the connection from novel to film. The themes were changed in a way to help make the movie more appealing on the cinematic level rather than the literary. When it comes to the theme of the power of fate to determine events, consider the elements that connected Zero and Stanley. Stanley knew that he was unlucky and always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. But, when one looks deeper the events work with fate to bring together the Zeroni and the Yelnats families. The movie down played the relationship between Elya Yelnats and Madam Zeroni to just a deal between two passing strangers instead of the friendship that it was in the novel. The concept was that the Yelnats family betrayed the Zeroni family. The shoes sending the boys to the same detention camp, was fate working to bring th...
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...s to change the concept or meaning behind the movie or because of different real life circumstances, the movie is harder to produce than the novel. For example, in the Twilight film adaptation for the first novel, the author was there but wasn’t as active and let the director and produce mainly do what they wanted. There has to be a strong bond between the author, screenwriter, producer and director to create the best adaptation possible. Based off of the evidence given, “Holes” the movie was a close adaptation of the novel. The key elements of the novel like the themes, the motifs and the symbols were kept alive along with the concept of the novel. The director did a great job of following the novel to a tee down to the characters. There has to be a want and passion to bring a great novel like “Holes” to life and that is exactly what happened with this adaptation.
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