Surely we have all watched a movie adapted from a book we enjoyed and either thought to ourselves, “Wow. They did that really well,” or “WHAT?!??”
Deviations from the original are only to be expected I think, but certainly some are more successful than others. I would like to open today’s forum to talk about film adaptations of books that have struck you– either for their loyalty or disloyalty to the book, the successes (or shortcomings) of changes made. Let us know what you liked and what you didn’t about the changes, cuts, or embellishments implemented in film, or what you respected/could appreciate as a storyteller even if they meant straying from the book.
I myself recently read Logan’s Run, and just watched the 70s film adaptation the other day. The degree of difference between the two was so steep that it altered the direction of the story and resulted in an ending entirely different from the one authors William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson originally envisioned. In fact, I have enough to say about book vs. movie on this one that I will be writing a separate post on it.
For now, tell us your take! …And enjoy some of the most popular results Google turned up for “book vs. movie”: