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  • 5 years ago

    Books can be optioned, which means film rights are purchased, usually for three years. Within that time, whoever has the rights can use that time to make a script and find producers. Sometimes it works, and you get a movie. Usually it never goes anywhere. Even big titles can fail if they don't get the proper backing in time. I don't know what the ratio is, but out of 1000 optioned books, less than ten get filmed. The Hobbit is sort of an anomaly, since everything was in place to shoot the film, but production halted when the Tolkien estate claimed they were owed millions from the first LOTR films. As for books vs. films and how they should be properly filmed, they are two separate art forms, and no adaptation can please every fan.

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  • Mella Bella

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    5 years ago

    I would be interested in seeing most of them. I'm usually okay if I've read the book first, so that even if the movie ends up being horrible I'm not overly crushed. I actually go in not expecting the movie to be that good so that if it is good I'm pleasantly surprised.
    I haven't gone to see My Sister's Keeper and I don't think I will but I think it's because I don't like the person playing the mother more than any stigma I have towards the movie.

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    5 years ago

    You know I saw Where the Wild Things Are today and it was really good! That means there is still hope for books made into movies :)

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