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15 unsuccessful adaptations of “unadaptable” books

There are plenty of reasons to consider a book unadaptable for the big screen: Too long, too niche-y, too divisive, too internal, difficult content, and so on. Successful adaptations generally find unique, innovative ways of tackling difficult material. Unsuccessful ones, on the other hand, often just throw out everything idiosyncratic or complicated and sandwich a few of the book’s signifiers into a more familiar plot and structure.

via Why did they ever make a movie of…?: 15 unsuccessful adaptations of “unadaptable” books | Film | Inventory | The A.V. Club.