The Book Was Better: Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books

May 4, 2017 11:11 am  |  Comments: 0  | Views: 79732

Some of the most beloved movies ever were based on books. But just because we loved them doesn’t mean the original author did.

Books and movies are completely different mediums. A novel can run hundreds of pages and contain elaborate back stories with multiple plotlines. On the other hand, a traditional film runs about two hours and typically has two stories, the main plot and the primary subplot. Whereas literature is a cerebral art form, movies are a purely visual one.

Given this discrepancy, the core of a novel can change when adapted to the big screen and it’s no wonder there are so many authors who have hated the movies created based on their books. Once a writer sells the rights to a book, they are usually purposely left out of the adaption process. Whether authors like it or not, Hollywood changes a lot. 

Some of the writers on this list believe the film adaptation of their work ruined their book. A few even cried when they saw the film version of their work. Either the movie missed the tone of the novel, destroyed the ending, or was miscast - at least in the eyes of its author.

Check out these controversial film adaptations and exactly what the author thought about the cinematic translation of their work. >>>

Sources: Mental Floss, Style Blazer

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