Movies bring in the bank, we get it. We live in age where almost any given week you can go to the movies and half of them being showed are either adaptations or remakes. It’s an odd movement but usually it comes down to one thing, cashing in on existing fans. Why release a completely new concept when you’re guaranteed money from dedicated lovers of existing media? Obviously I’m not saying all of Hollywood follows this rule but tons of people in the industry do.
Now I’m going to try and make this argument as simple and short as possible. What is an essence of a book? A story.
If you adapt a book into a movie, you are keeping said essence. You do sacrifice one thing, imagination. Imagining how the characters look and sound and the areas they explore is important. Movies give that up, but at…
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