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A Sense of Control - The Fault In Our Stars

            There are a large amount of films that are a result of directors bringing the image of a novel to life in a film. This is exactly what director Josh Boone does with John Greens novel The Fault In Our Stars. The novel and film contain only a few differences. Both the film and novel contain the story of main characters, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Water who fall in love after meeting at a cancer support group. Another one of the many similarities between the two are the symbols. Both the film and the novel draw focus to Augustuss cigarettes. The symbolism of Augustuss unlit cigarettes is present throughout Josh Boones film The Fault In Our Stars; he draws viewers attention to the cigarettes through the use of different methods such as placing value on the cigarettes by the use of a character, repetition, special visual emphasis, and musical emphasis. Boone uses these methods to draw focus to the unlit cigarettes and their significance, which symbolize a sense of control and security for the main charter Augustus Waters.
             The first time that a cigarettes appear in the film The Fault In Our Stars, is when Hazel and Augustus first introduce themselves to one another after their support group meeting. Their first conversation starts with Augustus asking Hazel what her name is. After their introduction, while Augustus asks Hazel to go see a movie, director Josh Boone uses repetition and special visual emphasis such as dominate colors and differing camera angles to draw focus to a teal colored pack of cigarettes that Augustus is pulling out of his pocket and then placing one unlit cigarette between his lips. .
             HAZEL GRACE LANCASTER. Even thou you have freaking cancer, you are willing to give money to a corporation for a chance to acquire even more cancer? Let me just assure you that not being able to breathe? SUCKS. Totally disappointing. Totally.
             AUGUSTUS WATERS. They don't kill you unless you light them.

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