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What are the differences between the book "Oliver Twist" and its latest movie...

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metelci | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 26, 2007 at 8:48 AM via web

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What are the differences between the book "Oliver Twist" and its latest movie adaptation by Roman Polanski?

Can you tell me any major differences or send me a link where I can find the necessary information?

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julierunacres | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted June 14, 2007 at 5:36 AM (Answer #1)

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The major difference is that the film leaves out everything in the novel that refers to Oliver's past history.

A second difference is that the film avoids the novel's episodic structure with multiple cliffhangers ( a by-product of its serialised publication) in favour of a more direct, linear progression.

There is useful material on the website of the British Film Institute, below.

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