Top 10 Authors Who Hated Movie Adaptations Of Their Work
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After their books were taken and turned into major hollywood movies, the authors who penned them had some not so nice things to say about them, as they were unhappy with what their stories had become! WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Authors Who Hated the Movies that Were Based on Their Books! But who will take the top spot on our list? Will it be Stephen King and “The Shining”, Truman Capote and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, or P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins”? Watch to find out!

#10. Billy Hayes and “Midnight Express” (1978)
#9. Winston Groom and “Forrest Gump” (1994)
#8. Michael Ende and “The NeverEnding Story” (1984)
#7. E. B. White and “Charlotte’s Web” (1973)
#6. Bret Easton Ellis and “American Psycho” (2000)
#5. Anthony Burgess and “A Clockwork Orange” (1971)
#4. Roald Dahl and “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971)
#3, #2, #1 ?

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  1. To be fair, I Am Legend wasn’t a good adaptation. Mainly because Will Smith has a team of writers who will rewrite the script so that the characters he plays get made to be more heroic. If the movie people won’t let his personal team of writers do their thing, he leaves the movie(or refuses to be in it).

  2. Funny thing is… even though Steven King made his own version of the shining, it was SO boring. It was like someone was reading the book to you, nothing but constant talking and explaining. I guess the visual horrors in the other film weren’t up to code in all the explaining and book telling King wanted…

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