15 Movie And TV Adaptations That Ditched The Source Material
The best books aren't necessarily adapted into the best films. Despite their similarities, film, as well as literature, are different genres that can require different approaches to communicate the very same tale effectively. It’s sounds obvious, but unlike books, movies must rely only on images and conversation to communicate their narratives or risk exhausting the audience with explanatory narration.
Different types of media are, obviously, different types of media. A book isn't the same as a film, and a comic isn't the same as a television show. What happens on paper might not always work on a screen, and there are some things someone can read about but not see. When you're modifying something, changes are unavoidable.
Then there are these. Each of these adaptations treated the original work as a collection of ideas that didn’t need to be followed strictly— and it worked in some situations. However, you have to ask why they went to the trouble of obtaining the original rights first, don't you?