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Compare and contrast the novel and the film "The Chocolate War."

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For the most part, the 1988 film directed by Keith Gordon is a faithful screen adaptation of Robert Cormier's book. Many of the characters are the same, and dialogue sequences in the movie are frequently lifted straight from Cormier's excellent young adult book. It should be obvious that the movie does not use every dialogue sequence from the book, and the book does give us much more insight and background into the thoughts of various characters. The movie added some fantasy scenes that involve Jerry's dead mother, and those sequences are not present in the book. The...

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