Better than the book!
December 27, 2010 2:09 PM Subscribe
What great movies (or TV shows) did you find to be infinitely better than the book on which they were based?
posted by Sidhedevil to media & arts (93 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
As a companion to this post
, what movies or TV shows did you love, only to be terribly disappointed when you sought out the books on which they were based and found that you didn't enjoy them nearly as much?
My canonical example, of course, is the original novel of Gone With the Wind
, which is crammed full of even more horrible racism than the movie (as Cool Papa Bell reminded me, book!Ashley Wilkes proudly joins the Ku Klux Klan), as well as long and boring descriptions of furniture.
I also found the book Peter Pan
to be incredibly disturbing when I read it after seeing the animated movie. So much weird psychodrama subtext!