- Sep 23, 2017
I get what you are saying. My Mother and I read the Clan series together a long time ago and I also remember that awful adaptation. I don't usually go to movies or watch things I've read because of this reason. I wish I'd started sooner. I remember talking to my Mom about that story more than I do that movie. I've had books and songs tainted. It' been 40 years and a local business used Honky Cat for their commercial. Only recently have I been able to hear it without thinking about John, John, Little John Garner who wore overalls when he talked about his bargain barn. Things do get tainted sometimes. If I really liked the story, then my adaptation in my head will remain the best one.As I’ve said elsewhere, if it is a book you have enjoyed reading more than once, and if you ever plan to read it again, a movie CAN and DOES ruin a book.
Clan of the Cave Bear is a perfect example. I loved that book and had read it at least 4 times. They made a mockery of it (called it a movie...but mockery is more accurate a word). I made the mistake of watching the movie, and for several years, whenever I tried to read the book again all I could see was Daryl Hannah, and all the scenes that were so very wrong.
The movie ruined the book.
This is why I will never watch DT.