Staff - Help - Contact Search:
other comparisons




The Dark Crystal






Shape Of Water, The






Fifty Shades: 3-Movie Collection






Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle




The Book Thief: Screenwriter Talks Studio Changes

World War Drama had to be More Family-Friendly

The film adaptation of the novel The Book Thief by Australian author Marcus Zusak has already been released in most territories theatrically so it's probably not that risky anymore for screenwriter Michael Petroni to voice some criticism he has for the final product.

The film tells the novel's story of a young girl that befriends a Jew during WWII who is hidden from the Nazis by her foster-parents. The reviews and success at the box office were rather disappointing for everyone involved since they felt that the film was too slight. That prompted Petroni to speak out:

Michael Petroni:My major disappointment with the rewrites was that they took out most of the magic realism that features in the book [...] Fox wanted a film that would appeal to families, not just adults, and Brian wanted to tell more of a straight, dramatic tale.

So, the complex dramaturgy was exchanged for more mass appeal. For example, the story is narrated by Death in the novel while that isn't that obvious in the film. But Petroni adds that this doesn't make it a bad movie. He's still proud of it and is happy with positive reactions that are out there, too. Still, this is one further example of how the film adaptation of a book misses out on some things that made the novel successful and the film not so much.

 

Release: Mar 16, 2014 - Author: Bob - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: IF

The Latest News

Apr 14, 2018 Unrated Version for The Strangers: Prey at Night (Upcoming US Release Contains Longer Version)

Apr 14, 2018 Chaos Walking - Week-Long Reshoots for Sci-Fi Film (Expensive YA Film with D. Ridley and T. Holland)

Apr 10, 2018 The New Mutants - Reshoots for Harder Cut (Half of the Movie New to Establish Horror Elements)

Apr 10, 2018 It's Alive Trilogie erscheint als US-Blu-rays (Scream Factory bringt die Horrorfilme erstmals auf)

Mar 31, 2018 The Mountain of the Cannibal God on Blu-ray (HD Premier in the UK Will Be Cut)

Mar 30, 2018 Den of Thieves Gets an Unrated Version (9 Additional Minutes on the US Blu-ray)

Mar 24, 2018 Mind Ripper on Blu-ray by 88 Films (HD Premier of the Horror Film in the UK)

Mar 12, 2018 Every Day Censored for Lower BBFC 12A Rating (PG-13 Movie Would Have Been Rated BBFC 18)

Mar 10, 2018 The New Mutants Are Getting Support (Reshoots to Add Another Character to the Story)

Mar 10, 2018 The Last House on the Left on Blu-ray by Arrow (Upcoming Blu-ray of the Classic with 3 Versions)





Terms of Use - Contact - ADMIN