Saturday, November 17, 2012

Books On Film | Holes

In 2003, Walt Disney Pictures adapted Louis Sachar's book Holes into a film starring a young Shia LeBeouf (Transformers, Indiana Jones). The story follows a boy named Stanley Yelnats IV (LeBeouf) who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a correctional camp for youngsters, after being falsely accused of a crime.

At camp, Stanley and his fellow camp mates spend days on end digging holes in the desert at the behest of the camp warden. It's supposedly to "build character," but does the warden have hidden reasons? And what does it have to do with the Legend of "Kissin' Kate Barlow?"

If you like Roald Dahl's books, like Mathilda and James and the Giant Peach, or Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events then you may like this book and movie, too. It has a similar theme of following an adolescent character through some harrowing, fantastic adventures

And don't miss out on one of the best things about Holes, it's soundtrack! The title song, "Dig It," is sung by the cast of the movie.

You may also like these two popular children's series by Louis Sachar

[Covers courtesy of Library Thing]
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[Film Information: - Holes (2003)]

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