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Writer's Block: Next stop: Hollywood [Apr. 15th, 2011|02:34 pm]

Which book that you've read would make a great movie, and why? Who would you pick to play the main characters?

I've been thinking about this answer since I saw it on The Writer's Block, and here's what I've come up with.

I just want Hollywood to make a movie out of a book, and stay true to it. So many books that I've loved have been excellent movies, until the end was changed.

Like... Fried Green Tomatoes. The endings the same, but the subtleties are not there, at all.
My Sister's Keeper was an amazing book with a tragic ending... that Hollywood changed. Still love the movie, and I love the book, but I have to keep them seperate.

That's my plea. Just stop changing things. Usually books are loved for a reason.

[User Picture]From: emaciatedwords
2011-04-17 12:26 am (UTC)
I agree. I have had books ruined for me because of movies.
What did they do to the ending of My Sister's Keeper?
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[User Picture]From: candiedheart
2011-04-17 12:46 am (UTC)
In the book, the sister with cancer decides to die, and then the younger sister either gets in a car accident or hit by a car (I can't remember), and dies, so the older sisters gets her organs anyways and lives.
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[User Picture]From: emaciatedwords
2011-04-18 06:39 pm (UTC)
I believe she was in an accident. Really? I thought she kept her organs in the book. Hm. lol. It's been awhile since I read it.
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[User Picture]From: candiedheart
2011-04-18 06:42 pm (UTC)
Here's the synopsis from Wikipedia-

During the trial, it is revealed that Kate asked Anna to sue for emancipation because she did not want Anna to have to transplant, and because she believes that she will die anyway. The judge rules in Anna's favor, and grants Campbell medical power of attorney. However, as Campbell drives her home after the trial, their car is hit by an oncoming truck. Brian retrieves Anna, who is unconscious, and suffers an injury to the head, and Campbell, who suffers an injury to the arm, from the wreckage of the crushed car and rushes them to hospital. However, after some time, the doctor informs them that Anna is brain-dead, that the machines keeping her alive may as well be switched off, and asks them if they have considered organ donation. Campbell steps in, and declares that he has the power of attorney, and "there is a girl upstairs who needs that kidney." Kate is prepped for surgery, and Anna's kidney is successfully transplanted. Kate survives the surgery and goes into remission. Most of Anna's usable organs are removed for transplants in the future. Campbell and Julia get married, Kate stays in remission for at least 6 years, while Anna dies for her sister's life.

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[User Picture]From: emaciatedwords
2011-04-20 03:10 am (UTC)
Apparently I need to reread it lol.
I also still want to see it. lol.
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