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Stephen King Responds To ‘Under the Dome’ Changes

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Stephen King Responds To ‘Under the Dome’ Changes

Robert Chazz Chute‘s insight:

Jason Boog at Galleycat reports King’s thoughts on Under the Dome’s adaptation at the link below. (I enjoyed the book very much and liked the pilot.)


It’s interesting how adaptations are handled. I recently heard an author wring his hands over how his precious book might be changed to appear on the screen. In my opinion, that’s acting too precious and picky because somebody will transform your apple into an orange.


Sure, you want the spirit of your work to translate from book to screen, but if it doesn’t translate, you still have the books and something new for readers to discover once they see your title get wild publicity.


There’s a vast difference between Dexter the TV show and Dexter the book series. (That’s an unusual case where I actually prefer the version on screen.) However, Jeff Lindsay has gained a much wider audience because of the show. Similiarly, tons of people are discovering the joys of fantasy because of Game of Thrones. It’s not exactly like the books, but it’s a different canvas. And the TV show is selling a buttload of books. A dragon’s buttload.


Instead of begrudging any changes to the original text, authors so lucky to get a movie or TV deal should be grateful. I sure plan to be grateful when Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Dakota Fanning and Justin Beiber star in This Plague of Days.

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One Response

  1. Marcie Brock says:

    Well said, Chazz! I love your vision for your own book, too. As always, your consistency inspires me greatly. Laura (aka Marcie)

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