Ok. So, this week, there’s obviously been an enormous amount of talk about “The Hunger Games”. And not just the movie… several bloggers make comparisons or reference the book in their reviews, as did several commenters here on the review post.
It’s not just “The Hunger Games”, though. Last week, Michael Bay announced he was making the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aliens… and the internet had a collective conniption fit. This week Tasem Singh unveils his comedic interpretation of “Snow White” with “Mirror, Mirror”, while the myths of the ancient Greeks get raked over the coals again by “Wrath of the Titans”.
Many, many movies can trace their origins back to some prior source material. How faithfully should they adhere to it? Should filmmakers have complete creative license, or should they be bound to it? What are the audiences “responsibilities” in regards to it? Should people have to “read the book”?
What do YOU think in regards to Source Material?