Why do such fine books get made into the WORST movies?


Ok, so about a month ago, I finished reading “The Mothman Prophecies” by John Keel. It was a very good book, and I was excited to see the movie, as my friends had seen it and remembered it being ok. Let me tell you – the movie SUCKED. It was worse that worst… Hollywood deffinetly picked the ‘juciest’ parts of the book and put an (almost) entirely different plot around it. A big disappointment.
Other books / movies have been like that too. The Lost World (the sequal to Jurassic Park) was pretty horrendous as it tacked on a whole “hollywood-esque” ending of a dinosaur rampaging through a city at the end. About the only decent book -> movie that i’ve seen was Andromeda Strain (The 60’s version ) It was pretty true to the book, only changing the sex of one major character and giving him (now her) epilipsy to make the movie more exciting in the end (the book was pretty damn exciting as was).
So, if you’re so inclined, post a reply to this post with your vote for the worst book -> movie transitions, and also what you think the best book -> movie transition was. Perhaps it will be interesting.

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