8 Great Books That Made Bad Movies ...

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There are so many great books that made bad movies that we have to wonder how excellent source material can be so different in cinematic form.

Many readers have been incensed to see books that they love being turned into poor movies.

It's often due to the books being drastically changed by cutting out sections and making changes to suit the movie format.2

Sometimes it's bad casting or directing.

Here are some of the great books that made bad movies …

1. The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe's novel The Bonfire Of The Vanities was very successful in print, but is widely considered to be a major example of great books that made bad movies.

Perhaps this was due to casting Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis, both then very popular.

This shows that big names don't guarantee success.

The Great Gatsby
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