I loved the book City of Ember. LOVED it. Was so excited to see they were making a movie about it. Unfortunately, my free movie tickets won’t allow me to see a movie until it’s been out for two weeks, and my conscience (ie, my husband) won’t allow me to pay $9 for a movie, so I haven’t seen this one yet.
And then, I read this post on Kristen Nelson’s blog.
Why, oh WHY does Hollywood take a wonderful book like City of Ember, and ruin it? You’d think the fact that it was successful would encourage movie-makers to leave it alone, but noooooo. My indignation calls to mind the movie versions of just about every Stephen King story ever written (with the exception of The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption).
So, in an effort to assuage my outrage: what movies have you seen that decimated the books they were based on? Or (if you’re determined to see the glass as half full), what movie did a good job of representing its accompanying book?
Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling.