Why do I ever watch movies made from books I liked? I finished reading Stieg Larsson’s Milennium Trilogy the other night, and decided to watch the movies for fun. The irritating, unnecessary plot changes, important removed scenes, missing characters, and general inferiority to the books are making me hate, even though they are pretty good movies in their own right. I’ve quite enjoyed some of the grapic novel derived movies of late (The Watchmen was excellent, if divergent, and Scott Pilgrim was honestly better as a movie), but novel derived movies are almost always irritating.
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extol it, worship it, this despotic engine, show it every reverence, it is a thing proud of its glory, insatiate, a tyrant;— Noireuil, From Juliette Marquis de Sade, translation by Austryn Wainhouse
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