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 Posted: Sat Mar 15th, 2008 01:58 pm
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I hear you, Joannie Reb! What you say doesn't just relate to historical or scientific movies and TV shows either. My elder son is an expert on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. When he saw the first movie of the series, he walked out half way through because he couldn't tolerate the manner in which the movie differed from the book.

We saw the second movie  in the trilogy and he kept telling me how wrong it was, though he stayed through the movie. Frankly, I didn't care if it differed from the original or not, but some fanatics of the books could barely tolerate what they considered to be an unjustifiable distortion of the original work. 

Indeed, most movies based on best sellers run the risk of alienating fans of the original work.

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