Some Famous Books Can't Be Made into Movies ...


Even though many of the films that are made today are an adaptation of a famous book, there are, in fact, quite a lot of books that proved impossible to film. There are some film scholars like Andrew S. Allen who think that adapting books into movies is a sign of Hollywood's waning creativity; he says that there were about half as many original films in the 2000s as they were in the 1980s. Studies also show that about a third of all Hollywood productions are book adaptations and that half of each year’s 10 highest-grossing movies have been adapted works. But just because a book is famous, it’s well-written and it sells really well, it doesn’t mean that it’s easy to film. Here are 7 famous books that proved impossible to film:

1. One Hundred Years of Solitude

This masterpiece written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of the most famous books that proved impossible to film. It’s not that there aren’t a ton of movie directors out there who would be more than happy to turn this epic novel into an Oscar winner. The thing is that the author refused to sell the book’s movie rights, even though he did tell Harvey Weinstein once he would agree under one condition: if they film the entire book but release one chapter, two minutes long, each year for 100 years.

The Catcher in the Rye
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