Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How Disappointing

I hate it when movies change the books I love into something totally different!

Read this first...
Then, if you want a different story, maybe see this...The movie is OK, but the book is so much better... I can't believe the author let them change the story so much...






7 comments:

Vicki W said...

I haven't readt that book because I'm not a fan of hers, but I totally agree with your post. When I really love a book I never see the movie, it's always a disappointment! You have to go in thinking that it's a movie that coincidentally has the same title as a book you read because that's generally the only resemblance to the original.

Needled Mom said...

I'm not sure the authors have much say when they sell their rights. It is a bummer when they do that.

karenfae said...

that has happened so often I think when a movie is so totally different than a book! I mean some of them even change what the person looks like! One of the series I read by John Sandford has the character Lucas being a dark haired blue eyed man of Canadian French ethnic background - in a tv movie that they did from one of his books Samuel L. Jackson played the part. I mean he did a good job but he was not the character. So many books are changed so much for the movie that it is like a totally different story.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Rene' said...

Isn't that the way too many times? I loved the book so much that I didn't see the movie. I had a feeling from the previews that I wasn't going to like it. So glad I didn't bother.

Jackie said...

So true about the movie/book relationship. They rarely are ever the same. Usually the book is better. I have never read her books because when I read the jackets they always seem to be "tear jerker" books. Is that an accurate representation. Because if it isn't, I might want to try one of her books.

Nanci said...

Yes, read books after the movies, otherwise we are going to be disappointed.
Some authors must have control over their books before they sign off to movies. A lesson learned by Steven King.

Meg said...

It's really unfortunate how often that happens--it has gotten to the point that I usually will pass on the movie (My Sister's Keeper, The Time Traveler's Wife, etc.) if I've read and liked the book. Although, sometimes authors get a little greedy and will sign away the rights to see/revise the script in order to get more $. Also unfortunate... :(