30 Day BOOKS Challenge – Day 22

Day 22: A book that was turned into a movie and you were appalled?

Vikas Swarup’s Q and A, which was made into Slumdog Millionaire. The movie is great on its own but I liked the book more. The plot also changes a lot in the movie and that made me cringe, a lot.

The next would be The Princess Diaries. Nope Nope Nope. Utter disappointment. All the best parts were gone just like that. Poof. :-/

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “30 Day BOOKS Challenge – Day 22

  1. I was drooling all over the princess diaries’ beautiful rooms (remember the dressing room?) and dresses and oh my god, crown!!! And secretly wishing for some grandma to come and take me away to a kingdom!!!! 😛 You saying its not complete??? Running away right now to check what I missed!!! 😉

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  2. I was a fan of Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentleman. It was a great read (although I wasn’t a super-fan of the art.)

    The movie, starring Sean Connery, was crazy awful. Super bad terrible. SO disappointing.

    I was also annoyed by the mid/late 1980s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s DUNE, by filmmaker David Lynch. There are so many annoying and stupid issues with that movie. Gaaaah!

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  3. “The Last of the Mohicans” was made into a movie in the 90’s with Daniel Day Lewis. What bothered me the most was that the ending was changed. Some would argue that the novel was not 100% accurate, which is true, but it is also true that it was released as fiction, not history.

    My thought on this topic is this: If the filmmakers see another vision of a film than they should write their own. They rob a book, and its author, of its story and reputation to ride on that.

    Best example of a good book to film interpretation would be “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It respects the spirit of the book.

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    • I agree. They better stick to original screenplay than adapted for this purpose.

      Thanks for sharing such a detailed insight with us here 🙂

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