Mittwoch, 28. Februar 2018

20 Literary Adaptations Disavowed by Their Original Authors / Emily Temple

Filmmakers love to use novels as source material for films, and writers love to have their work adapted for the big screen. Why not? For filmmakers, literary adaptations come with a built-in fan base, along with (usually) a well-crafted story populated by ready-made, compelling characters. For writers, film adaptations come with money, prestige, and—hopefully—with more attention for the book, which often translates into more copies sold. Plus, sometimes you get to meet famous people. (That said, not every book should actually be made into a movie.) But sometimes Hollywood can be more trouble than it’s worth. Just ask these twenty authors, who all hated the film adaptations of their literary works—for reasons ranging from the understandable to the, well, let’s say enigmatic. I mean, artists, am I right? 

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One flew over the cuckoo`s nest / Ken Kesey
In the 1960s, Kirk Douglas bought the rights to Kesey’s cult novel and turned it into a Broadway play, casting himself as McMurphy. He wanted to turn the play into a film, too, but couldn’t get any traction until his son, Michael Douglas, took the reins. Michael found director director Miloš Forman and wrote a first pass at a screenplay—but originally, they wanted Kesey to be involved. ... [mehr]

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