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It is very common to see a movie that has arisen from a famous novel but there are some major differences seen when the transition from paper to screen takes place The director of a movie has to try and fit a complete novel into an hour an a half to three our movie Sometimes this adaptation works very well and the same points can be found if you read the book or watch the movie but sometimes it does not work and some very major points and circumstances can be lost In the World According to Garp the director George Roy Hill did a good job in fitting the major parts of the novel into The movie although a flop in the box office received great reviews One reviewer remarks The film bombed at the box office but remains an absorbing if uneven work filled with intriguing--and eccentric--characters Jean Oppenheimer The easiest thing to do when looking at the novel in comparison to the film is to look at what was left out In Garp there were some instances that were changed for time sake but nothing major was forgotten The biggest change that I noticed when watching the movie is that they leave out all of the novels Garp writes In the book we get to read passages from all of his books but in the movie the only thing we know is that he is a writer and we never find out what he writes about One of the major characters that was changed for the movie was a girl named Ellen James Ellen James is a reoccurring character in the novel She is an eleven year old girl who is raped by a bunch of men and afterwards they cut out her tongue so that she can not tell anyone about what they did After this happens Ellen James begins to have women followers who cut out
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