Movies based on a book
August 15, 2010 12:27am CST
I have read the book "Pillars of the Earth" and now I see a mini has been made and I have seen a few episodes. I am very disappointed to see that they have changed some of the basic parts of the book. How do you feel when they make a movie out of a book and then change it so that you do not recognize the story line?
15 Aug 10
It's really frustrating when movies based on novels don't live up to the expectations of fans like us. Most of the time though, I have to admit that I tend to "over-compare" the two which leads me to more frustration. If they recreated the movie to the point that you couldn't even recognize it's original storyline, then......that would really suck. I hope that future remakes would "pay respect" to the original.
• Bhubaneswar, India
15 Aug 10
Hi bobmnu True that many of the movies based on books modify the story as per their needs. This is done in majority of commercial cinema where there is a huge investment in making a money. It is a business and the producers never would like their movie fail. But when it comes to writing books, it is a pretty small affair, you are paid less (than the movie) and the visibility of the book is limited. (you only are visible in your city/state/province or country) But the movies these days are inter-continental So there may be some changes to please all the communities - a liberty that they have to take to avoid legal issues. Again your book would be read by only a chosen few, but movies would be viewed by millions across the globe. SO they have to make the changes in the story line and edit out the non-required and boring stuff.