Comparing Hoot Film and Novel

Topics: Carl Hiaasen, Hoot, Flush Pages: 4 (1649 words) Published: October 20, 2011
Among many books that were written and later made into films, the relation between the two can be vastly different, or practically identical. Though there are many similarities between the novel Hoot written by Carl Hiaasen, and the film directed by Wil Shriner, there are some differences as well. As a young man, Roy Eberhardt was a strange individual. Hoot, both the film and the novel, are based on a boy’s new life in Coconut Cove, Florida. As most would expect, starting a new life in a place that you’ve never been before, isn’t exactly a cup of tea. Roy grew up being the nerdy, low self-esteemed loser of all groups. But after being successful in making a few friends here and there, they come together to rise against an upcoming development site, where many of the indigenous “burrowing owls” would be forced to leave their nests. Though this is a very broad overview of the story line, there are underlining details within the novel and film that differ from each other. Hoot, the novel, was viewed as one of the best novels of the year in 2002 and was awarded a Newbery Honor award in 2003. Hoot, the film, was released on May 5, 2006. The film was generally regarded as unsuccessful in its initial theatrical run, and received largely negative to middle-rated reviews from notable film critics and film-review websites. For anyone who has read the novel and compared it to the film, it’s obvious that there are not any drastic differences between the two. You must be paying attention to notice the subtle differences. Quite a few of the differences that were found had to deal with the characters of the story; such as how they look and act. By far, one of the most noticeable character differences between the novel and the book is with Leroy "Curly" Branditt. Curly, as everyone calls him, is the foreman on the Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House construction site where all of the mysterious vandalism has happened. By Officer David Delinko he is described as being...
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