Books to Movies

I was listening to David McCullough and Tom Hooper on NPR's Talk of the Nation speak about HBO's John Adams. When asked about the differences between the movie and the book David McCullough that the difference between movies and works of biography is like "A simular melody being played by two different instruments." This is just an amazing quote to me.

I have been hard on movies for not understand the source material. Often the problem is with comic book movies is they do not understand comic books. If you are going to play the melody you need to understand the source, but you do not need to play every note the same. That can even be a little boring. As a fan of the source it is important to not get too hung up on the movie being that different.


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