10 writers who hated movies based on their books
1. PL Travers - Mary Poppins
The author even had an alleged influence on the feature film script, but several of her notes were summarily ignored. One of the things Pamela Lyndon hated most was Disney Studios' insistence on maintaining the animated scenes of "Mary Poppins." She spent most of her debut crying and didn't let other films with the character be adapted to the big screen.
2. Stephen King - "The Enlightened One"
Despite being idolized by many movie buffs, "The Shining" displeased its author. Stephen King said that despite admiring director Stanley Kubrick too much, he failed to grasp the supernatural and Machiavellian essence of Hotel Overlook itself. Instead, it preferred to bet on the human evil of the characters. Not even Jack Nicholson escaped criticism: his role was not to be that of a lunatic, as it did in the feature film.
3. Anne Rice - “Interview with the Vampire”
The film brought together some of the greatest heartthrobes of the 1990s, such as Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas, but Anne Rice said there would be no more bizarre cast for her work. Despite this, she bit her tongue and accepted that Cruise performed well as the Lestat vampire. Already "The Queen of the Damned" was hated by the author, who asked her fans not to watch the movie.
4. Winston Groom - “Forrest Gump”
It is with the phrase "Never let anyone make a movie about the story of your life" that the second book of "Forrest Gump" begins. The author's revolt is because the film's producers would have altered his original work too much. To make Groom and Hollywood's relationship worse, he did not receive 3% of the film's profits and was not even quoted in Oscar thanksgiving speeches - "Forrest Gump" grossed $ 677 million worldwide and earned six statuettes.
5. JD Salinger - “My Greatest Love”
Do you still dream of a movie version of "The Rye Catcher"? Then you can take your little horse out of the rain: after "My Greatest Love, " the writer promised that he would never allow another work of his to be adapted to the big screen.
6. Anthony Burgess - “Clockwork Orange”
Let's be fair: Burgess not only hated the movie version of “Clockwork Orange, ” as he also regretted writing the book on which the film was based. While thinking of a mind game for his writings, Anthony Burgess says the feature film glorified the violent and sexual part of his work. "This will chase me until I die, " he complained.
7. Bret Easton Ellis - "American Psychopath"
The author's main complaint is that "American Psychopath" was thought to be a book in which the narrator is the center of everything - something that didn't work very well on the big screen. In the feature film, as the narrative is more visual, it generates little space for us to know if what the protagonist does is real or the result of his imagination.
8. Roald Dahl - “The Fantastic Chocolate Factory”
The author hated Gene Wilder 's Willy Wonka so much that he promised they would never make a follow - up movie entitled "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator." That didn't stop other Dahl book-based movies from reaching theaters, such as "James and the Giant Peach, " "Matilda, " and "The Fantastic Mr. Fox."
9. Ken Kesey - “A Stranger in the Nest”
The film is one of only three to take the top five Oscars (film, director, actor, actress and screenplay), but it still didn't please the original writer of the work. The main complaint was the change of narrator, which was in the book by Chief Bromden, an American Indian who was, since World War II, interned in the psychiatric hospital where the events of "A Stranger in the Nest" occurs.
10. Richard Mateson - “I am the Legend”
Not one or two bad adaptations are enough: Mateson hates the three adaptations of the book "I Am Legend." The movie "Dead Men Kill" (1964) is the one that most closely follows the story of the author, but shortcomings in direction and cast caused him to be disappointed. Already "The Last Hope of the Earth" (1971) is the least annoying, precisely because it has changed virtually everything that Mateson wrote. Finally, the movie “I Am Legend” (2007) completely destroyed the ending created by the writer. What a fate, huh?
* Posted on 16/16/2016