Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 146: The Hollywood Treatment - What the Movies Changed

December 7, 2018

Episode 146: The Hollywood Treatment - What the Movies Changed

No matter which side of the 'book was better/ movie was better' argument you fall down on, film adaptations of books are here to stay. In many ways this is a positive since it generates new interest in the original book and connects with a fresh group of potential fans who might not have discovered the book in any other way. There are other advantages too. And then there are the times when a film absolutely guts a good story because it changes too many aspects of the book. So what do some film adaptations work while others fail? Is it simply interfering with reader head canon or is there something more pernicious at work? This week the dragons examine the world of film adaptations using popular examples such as Twilight, The Lord of the Rings, Howl's Moving Castle and many more. 

 

Title Music: 'Ecstasy' by Smiling Cynic