Very often when you adapt a work to make a film or a series, a lot of things that make up the original go by the wayside. We change things, we reorganize, we rewrite. It’s quite logical: the story must be told in a different way through another medium. On the other hand, there is the vision of the director who can take over the project and do anything, it’s a risk (like with those worst live-action adaptations). In any case we invite you today to see authors who were frankly happy with the result or with certain aspects of the adaptation and that’s nice because it’s quite rare. Generally they prefer to take the dough and then say that their book is better.
1. George RR Martin and the character of Osha: “Game of Thrones”
But if Osha (Natalia Tena), you see, the wildling. Not the one who’s dating John Snow. Or the one who’s dating Sam. The other one. Here you see. Well well in the book Martin said that he created this character because it suited him for his story, not necessarily to make him a strong character, but he was impressed with how the creators of the series turned everything that to give it a much more elaborate importance. You can go see the things to remember from the end of Game of Thrones, it was good stuff.
2. Dodie Smith: “101 Dalmatians”
Well it must be said that Walt Disney already knew Dodie Smith personally, which meant that he obtained the adaptation rights quite easily (and for cheap this bastard). But the author admitted to having loved the character of Pongo and the adaptation as a whole, which is rather cool even if you are going to tell me that since they were friends she was not going to answer him that his film was from crap. It doesn’t happen too much between friends.
3. Philip K. Dick: “Blade Runner”
Good the case blade runner is a bit of an exception: K. Dick died before he could see the entire film and especially long before he could see the director’s cut. That being said, he was able to see certain parts of it, certain scenes, and what he said about it was very positive: “I never thought that one of my works could be elevated to such an incredible dimension”. It’s clearly different from what your techno teacher told you when he gave you back the electric key fob that you had made and in which there was a bad contact.
4. Robert Kirkman and the character of Daryl: “The Walking Dead”
Ok, that may be the only positive thing in this series, because I’m not going to turn my back after advising you to read the comic rather than watch this horror. In the meantime, the author of the comics admitted that he adored the character without wanting to put him in the comics. Yes, because in the comics Rick is much more badass and less boring, Andrea is incredible and we don’t want to slap Carl all the time so there’s no need for Daryl to get this pill going.
5. Stephen King: “Stand by me”
In the heart of Stephen King, stand-by-me (The body) probably retains a special place since the novel is partly autobiographical. Anyway, when he saw the film at the premiere with its director Rob Reiner, King tearfully walked out of the cinema and hugged it (Rob Reiner not the cinema, it is humanly impossible). He judged that the film had perfectly captured the essence of his work and transcribed it flawlessly. Class. And at the same time, this film is perfect.
6. Phyllis Dorothy James: “Children of men”
While she acknowledged that the film strayed a lot from her novel, PD James said Alfonso Cuaron’s take on her story was truly amazing. “I’m so proud to be associated with this film” that means what it means.
7. JK Rowling: Harry Potter
Well it’s hard to say what she thought of the whole saga since obviously there were a few failures in the list, but concerning the first part she admitted that she had gone a little backwards and that in the end she had really liked what they had done with it since she declared “at the end of the film I was happy. Afterwards I don’t have the end of the quote, if it happens she said “at the end of the film I was happy that this shit was over” we don’t know.
8. Chuck Palahniuk: “Fight Club”
When you show the film you made to the author of the book it’s based on, you shouldn’t be proud. Well can you imagine that when Palahniuk saw the film fight club by David Fincher, he felt embarrassed about his own book, since he thought the work of the narrator and his relationship with Marla was frankly more successful in the film. Even your mother has never paid you such a nice compliment. Since you are dumb. To be less bad, check out the best quotes from Fight Club.
9. Anthony Burgess: “A Clockwork Orange”
Much like Chuck Palahniuk, author Anthony Burgess simply found the film better than his work. Afterwards he was told that he had just watched fight club and that it was not he who had written it. So we made him look Clockwork Orange from Kubrick and he said the same thing. So we don’t really know if he was well concentrated.
10. Stephen King (him again): “The Mist”
The relationship between King and director Franck Darabont is quite special since he has produced three of the most beautiful adaptations of the author (according to himself) which are The green Line, The escapees and The Mist. For the case of The Mist, let’s say the story ends with an open ending (spoiler-free story). So Darabont decided to add barely a minute to that ending, a minute that radically changes everything, and King said, “He added an ending that I loved. It’s the most shocking ending I’ve ever seen.” Just that.