13 Writers Who Hate Movie Adaptations Of Their Work

13 Writers Who Hate Movie Adaptations Of Their Work

Although it is not exactly fair to suggest that Hollywood is devoid of creative ideas, it is undeniable that liiterary adaptations account for a considerable share of the films released each year. While it may appear simple to adapt a book into a film because there would be a story in place, films and books are two completely different narrative media, as well as what works in one does not always transfer well to another.

As a result, many writers choose to be personally involved in the modification process to ensure that their work isn't dramatically altered throughout the move from page to screen.

You may assume that as a writer, you'd want to see your work on the big screen, even if the people who put it there made a few creative liberties... but these 13 authors don't think so. They despise the big-screen adaptation of their work and are eager to tell everyone about it.

Patriot Games

Tom Clancy hated the Patriot Games movie so much, he almost took his name off. Well, he did ask for that, but he changed his mind at the last second and asked them to put it back in the credits. Не loathed the movie so much, he complained publicly that, of the movie's 200-ish scenes, only one resembles something in the book. CRACKED COM



Ursula K. LeGuin despised the SciFi channel's adaptation of her Earthsea books. All they intended was to use the name Earthsea, and some of the scenes from the books, in a generic McMagic movie with a meaningless plot based on sex and violence, is how she described it. CRACKED COM


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl hated the first adaptation of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Not only did he dislike that they took out Charlie from the title, he was also really angry about the fact that they added scenes that weren't there originally. CRACKED COM


The Shining

Stephen King absolutely loathes Stanley Kubrick's version of The Shining. In the book, there's an actual arc where you see this guy, Jack Torrance, trying to be good, and little by little he moves over to this place where he's crazy. And as far as I was concerned, when I saw the movie, Jack was crazy from the first scene. I had to keep my mouth shut at the time, said King. CRACKED COM


One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey really disliked the One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest movie. Не wrote a screenplay, but Hollywood turned him down-he later said I really wrote it to be as weird as I thought being in the nuthouse was. But it was not what they wanted. I was naive at the time. I wanted to do The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and they wanted to do Hogan's Heroes. CRACKED.COM


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