Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Notable Quotable ... Page or Screen?

Today's Notable Quotable addresses the polarizing issue of film adaptations of literary classics. 

While many people love to see movie versions of their favourite books (Harry Potter fans, anyone?), many more detest the very idea of it.

It seems the novelist John le Carré falls into the latter category.  The following quote, attributed to the master of spy fiction, gives us a unique perspective on what it is like for a novelist to see their work transferred from page to screen ...
"Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bullion cubes."
I'm sure JK Rowling would beg to differ on this one ...

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