What's the worst thing Hollywood can do to a book?

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  1. Rosie2Travel profile image60
    Rosie2Travelposted 6 years ago

    What's the worst thing Hollywood can do to a book?

    When Hollywood turns a book into a movie, what is the gravest mistake they could make? Bad actors, poor script, leaving out the "important part," leaving out good details, etc.

  2. Jon Kohan profile image66
    Jon Kohanposted 6 years ago

    changing a major plot point, just so they can have more action and bring in a larger crowd.  Letting Tim Burtin direct (haha that's just me).

  3. profile image0
    Gusserposted 6 years ago

    Making a movie is the worst thing Hollywood does to a book. People are forgetting how to read.

  4. Shahid Bukhari profile image61
    Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago

    Re-Write it ... as the Screenplay ... by Twisting the Facts, History and Reality ... 

    Because, the "objective" of Hollywood, is
    Promoting "Fallacies" and "Controversies" ... creating Inter-human "Dissensions" ... "Teaching" one to "Mistrust" the other ... Impart "Hate" for Real human Values ...
    Etc., Etc., Etc. ...
    [simultaneously, Making Money, by adopting this smart approach to grabbing hard earned Money you spend Watching]

  5. RavenclawKB profile image61
    RavenclawKBposted 6 years ago

    In many cases, just making the book into a movie is the worst thing Hollywood can do. Though it's true that adaptations vary in quality, in almost every case the book is superior and recently books, even classical ones, have been slaughtered by the box office.

    For example, Sherlock Holmes, once a greatly complex and demanded intellectual story, was reduced to pyrotechnics and simplified fight scenes when it's second part was released in December.

  6. Rosie2Travel profile image60
    Rosie2Travelposted 6 years ago

    I don't normally answer my own questions, but here's my thought: I think the Brits are the absolute BEST about turning a good book into a great movie! Every AUTHENTIC adaptation of every Jane Austen book is amazing. It's when us Americans try to translate the books that they tend to lose some of the magic. But that's just my opinion as a general consensus. Of course there are the exceptions.


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