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Adaptation. (Or, They Changed It, Now It Sucks!)

Posted in Random Shit with tags , , , , on 06/09/2010 by Shinmaru

Adaptations are a tricky business. There are so many elements to deal with — the head honchos who want to make some coin off an (assumed) established property, the adapters who want to (presumably) put their own stamp on the story, the original creator who is curious (and maybe a bit mortified) to see a different interpretation of his or her story, and the fans who want to see justice done to a story they hold dear.

But what does it mean to “do justice” to a story when adapting it? Many fans, I am sure, would say that involves being as faithful to the original story as possible — and that means to the letter for many people. And, honestly, that is a view with which I find myself increasingly frustrated.

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