“The book is better than the movie.” It’s a impression as old-fashioned as…well , not as age-old as hour, because notebooks are centuries age-old and movies make their pace when ‘Star Wars’ came out. Still, lots of people envision movies ruin notebooks. Numerous people also think there are one or two times when the movie outdid the book, in a bizarre exception-to-the-rule character situation. But what if we told you a better movie happens often? And what if there are cases where it was so obvious, to everyone involved, the book’s writer said so? In public and everything?
On this chapter of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is to participate in wielding novelists Zack Bornstein ( Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The New Yorker) and Hallie Cantor ( Lady Dynamite, Arrested Development, The New Yorker) for a trip through the heads of novelists who checked their work torn apart on screen and realized “its for” the most wonderful. Get evoked to ascertain Stephen King, Anne Rice, Philip K. Dick, and more great columnists suffer the pleasure of collaborating with Hollywood, in spite of the conventional wisdom we’re all told in English class.
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examples of the opposite phenomenon: 7 Film Adaptations the Author Hated For Insane Reasons( Cracked )
A note on Stephen King& substance abuse: he has confirmed that at the time of writing Cujo he was to fight alcoholism. He’s also described skirmishes with cocaine and various capsules around that time. Roots: Stephen King: on alcoholism and returning to the Shining( The Guardian ) and 10 Terrific Information About Stephen King( Mental Floss ) and King’s book < i> On Writing , his “memoir of the craft”
“At the end of my adventures I was boozing a suit of sixteen-ounce tallboys a darknes, and there’s one fiction , i> Cujo , that I barely remember writing at all. I don’t say that with pride or dishonor, simply with a vague appreciation of sorrow and loss. I like that book. I wish I could remember enjoying the very best parts as I threw them down on the page.” — King in On Writing
“Not long after[ the summer of 1986] my wife[ Tabitha King ], ultimately convinced that I wasn’t going to pull out of this ugly downward spiraling on my own, stepped in . ….. She organized an intervention group formed of family and acquaintances, and I was considered to a kind of This Is Your Life < i> in inferno. Tabby began by dropping a trashbag full of nonsense from my office out on the carpeting: beercans, cigarette butt, cocaine in gram bottles and cocaine in plastic baggies, coke spoonfuls caked with snot and blood, Valium, Xanax, bottles of Robitussin cough syrup and NyQuil cold medicine, even bottles of mouthwash.” — King in On Writing
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