These Writers Flat-Out Hated Adaptations Of Their Work

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You'd think writers and musicians would be delighted to see their work adapted for the big and medium-sized screen. It's a fresh take, and they get lots of fame and money. But as it turns out, sometimes creative types are absolutely horrified by what Hollywood does with their work. And there are tears. Just so many tears.

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