In this edition of The Blurb, we are debating whether or not it is OK to change a book a lot to make a movie of the book shorter. We took the example of the new Harry Potter movie that is coming out on July 13 of 2007. In the Harry Potter movie, they are taking out references to a sport called Qudditch. This sport is extremely important to Harry Potter. About 10% of the book is based on this sport.
The reason this is important is that some people might get mad at the makers of the movie because they cut out a lot of the book. What if the part about Quidditch was their favorite part? A lot of people could get so offended that they might not watch the movie after that comes out.
So our question is whether it is good to cut out parts of a book to make the movie shorter? Does that make a movie better or worse?
Here’s what we’re thinking:
Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.
The Warlord and Bam Bam Bigelow
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