ITT: Books impossible to make a movie based off it.

ITT: Books impossible to make a movie based off it.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >almost entirely scene descriptions and dialog
    BM is almost a screen play as is.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can totally make a movie based off blood meridian, it's just not a hollywoodible movie. Especially in the modern day.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are turning Blood Meridian into a movie AS we speak

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, same people who adapted The Road. Heard that was passable. Wish they would just ask the Coen brothers to do it.

      https://i.imgur.com/lll2kI9.jpg

      >inb4 Stanley Kubrick

      That wasn't a real adaptation, it was basically a different story.

      This is a real answer. I was talking with my gf about how they might do it without ruining the discomfort, maybe hire a real child and a short body double? In general the experience would be totally different, though, since an unreliable narrator is a major part of the point, and the simple experience of reading it is another. It would have to be an extremely pretty, idyllic movie, and attempting to balance flowery aesthetics with intensely uncomfortable subject matter would be difficult to say the least. I don't think it's impossible, though.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, also S. Craig Zahler might do a good Blood Meridian. Everyone already compares Bone Tomahawk to it anyway.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          thats the best case scenario

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Using this thread to state that the Butchers Crossing movie was terrible.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >inb4 Stanley Kubrick

    That wasn't a real adaptation, it was basically a different story.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kubrick himself said that the lack of eroticism could be viewed as a weakness of his movie. Though there wasn't that much eroticism in the book from what I remember.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        As you likely already know, it had an actual Nabokov written script that the execs threw out because of the standards and practices so they just had Kubrick make his own script for the movie.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dune.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Villeneuve should adapt this. The most graphic scene isn't even described in the book so it doesn't have to be shown. Not sure why people always parrot that it's impossible to make

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The only correct answer in this thread so far

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I could only imagine an anime movie akin to Angel's Egg, nothing else

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    haven’t read it but if american psycho can be made into a movie why can’t this?

    it can’t be more graphic

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The gore and violence are a bit of a meme, the real reason it would struggle to be adapted faithfully is because it's so fricking plotless. The best Blood Meridian movie might actually be a Terence Malick-style epic where the world is the only real character.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's basic story-making to not go too into detail about fricking (boomer authors love doing this), violence, or any other pointless focus to detract from imparting the experience. That's what makes BM so good, but 50-75% of that is the fact McCarthy is the author. I don't hate Wendigoon, but his video on the novel seeded a lot of... try-hards... to parts such as these / into the general zeitgeist. It reminds me hearing hipsters talk about music over each other in 2010, trying to be the first to break the new thing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      American Psycho didn't have people smashing one infant in each hand on rocks until their brains splattered out on the ground.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My yet unpublished book.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can, just that it probably would have to face 13200 cuts to make it remotely "Hollywood". I love imagining those scenes and wish it could be made but the soft gays in the industry would probably faint at the idea of shooting something so violent

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    LMAO at all the brainlets naming fiction. It’s much easier to find a non-fiction book. You are all very bad at logical thinking, maybe you should watch less movies

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stemlord enters the fray

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i fricking hate Nikol, Anaconda and Reclam for shitting out ugly editions of classics for dirt cheap so that no publisher even considers publishing a better quality edition.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    On the topic of Blood Meridian, was the scene where the Glanton gang gives some Indians a barrel with the top connected to a sack of whiskey and the rest full of water an allusion to the Greek myth of Prometheus tricking the gods into taking a sack of fat and bones by hiding it under meat?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If that is how you interpret it (which I think is accurate and interesting). You'll never know these things for certain. I've seen people interpret The Judge wildly different. Any work of fiction is by nature subjective, or it should be if it is done properly.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ITT: books that SHOULDNT be turned into a movie, FTFY

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Demian by Herman Hesse. A big part of the book is just the protagonist's thoughts. You could argue that Young Törless is also built like that and it did get a functional movie adaptation, but I think that that one has a bit more interesting plot and actual conflict between multiple characters. Demian does not have that.

    Also, Demian himself would be ridiculously difficult to play well, since he really is more of a symbol/plot device than an actual character.

    It is a good book, but there is no way it would work as a movie.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Demian could easily be played by Tony from skins. It's a tv role all the time

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    "Ubik" by Philip K. Dick

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