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Hoot (the movie (and the book, too))

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Three Hooty Announcements [Aug. 21st, 2006|10:32 am]
Hoot (the movie (and the book, too))

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1. So, Hoot is now out on DVD and video, for those of y'all who might be interested in purchasing it.

2. I think I'll update the comm info and add more stuff to the interests list. Got any suggestions?

3. I finished reading the book. The plots of the book and the movie differ in a lot of details, but overall are mainly the same. The book is a little more over the top in a number of ways, I think they toned it down to make the movie less "quirky." But in contrast, the book also deals more complexly with a lot of the dark elements of the story, such as bullying and parental neglect. The movie made me smile smile smile the whole way through, and the book made me tear up a few times. It's less flat-out fun and more of a thoughtful, emotional story. I'm not actually sure if Carl Hiaasen's style is enough my thing to make me read more of his books, but I enjoyed reading this one.

Looking at it from a fic-writing point of view, I'd say that the plots differ enough that you'd have to keep yourself straight on whether you were using book-canon or movie-canon for the details of events, but if you were writing movie-fic, there's some backstory elements from the book that could be included in your stories.

Also, the book isn't as slashy as the movie (but then, few things are). If I'd read the book first, it wouldn't have jumped out at me. But it's definitely there to see if you're already looking at it that way. (The ending of the movie, though, is a lot more happy slashy than the ending of the book.)

The evil (step-)mother's name is Lonna instead of Lana. :(

Mullet Fingers' real name is Napoleon Bridger. Cruel name to give your kid.

So that's my report!

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4. Damn! I just checked IMDB, and actually registered to read the boards there because they're talking about the slashiness of Hoot. And wanking over it! Jeez, that's crazy. The IMDB boards really are a hotbed of wank, just like I've always heard.]
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[User Picture]From: kristiinthedark
2006-08-24 11:50 pm (UTC)
I just bought the book! I'll read it soon and then we can discuss. I do reccommend Hiaasen's other fic, though. It's always inspiring and sometimes romantic and often times hilarious. But nothing prepared me for the slashiness of Hoot. *fangirly sigh*

The evil (step-)mother's name is Lonna instead of Lana. :(

Awww... that *is* sad.
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[User Picture]From: ciaan
2006-08-28 03:59 pm (UTC)
I could very well read more Hiaasen. But my to read list is so long! There are a billion things above him at the moment.

Yay for discussion!
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[User Picture]From: honestdeceit
2006-09-02 04:06 pm (UTC)
The movie made me smile smile smile the whole way through
Haha, same here. I couldn't quit grinning.

Has anyone written any fanfiction yet? I know I found a few stories on ff.net but they didn't look that good. Maybe you've seen one I've missed? I'd write one myself but I don't have an idea for a plot. >.o
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[User Picture]From: ciaan
2006-09-08 03:58 pm (UTC)
No, the only ones I've seen are a couple of book-fics on ff.n, and I didn't actually read them. You should go for it!
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