Book versions of movies that already came from books
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I never understood that. Why would they make a book version of a movie when the movie itself came from a book? If they wanted people to read it, why not read the original source where the movie came from?
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because money
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Whut?
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Posted 9/7/14
I'm with Phersu. With what book/movie did this happen with? And how could they make a new book when I'm sure the original author and/or publisher still holds the copyright?
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I wonder if this person is talking about how whenever a movie adaption of a book comes out, a lot of the time they'll reprint the book with a new cover that usually features the actors/actresses from the movie...

That happening is one of my biggest pet peeves. I hate the movie version covers.
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insidexfishbowl wrote:

I wonder if this person is talking about how whenever a movie adaption of a book comes out, a lot of the time they'll reprint the book with a new cover that usually features the actors/actresses from the movie...

That happening is one of my biggest pet peeves. I hate the movie version covers.


I also don't like movie covers cause that just ruins the image of the character of the book, but they do make book adaptions of the movie. Where it is the movie just solely written text.
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Posted 9/7/14

insidexfishbowl wrote:

I wonder if this person is talking about how whenever a movie adaption of a book comes out, a lot of the time they'll reprint the book with a new cover that usually features the actors/actresses from the movie...

That happening is one of my biggest pet peeves. I hate the movie version covers.


Yes this.

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I hate those covers too. Especially because then it becomes hard to find the original covers.

But to answer your original question it's what Lowlights said. It's all about the money. It's the exact same book as before but with the actors that people know from the movie fronting the book they sell more copies.

Still wish they wouldn't do it though.
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The Mask was a comic book which was turned into a movie which was turned into a cartoon which was in turn turned into a comic book based on the cartoon which was based on the movie which was based on a comic book.

So, there's that

But yea, changing book covers due to a movie is lame, but done to sell more copies. I get why they do it, but don't like it.
Posted 9/8/14
Although the movies are based on books, the script has to be changed in order to fit the duration the typical movie can allow e.g. 1.5 hours or 2 hours. Script might also be changed because the director wants to put his own spin on the story.

Therefore if said movie becomes successful, people will want to read a script of that movie... which is the book for that movie based on a book.

It's called adaptation. For example, the movie "Clueless" is based on Jane Austen's Emma, but the script has been changed entirely. So of course you would need to make a book for that movie based on another book...

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It doesn't bother me.
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well you have light novels that are adapted to anime and then adapted to manga

same idea i suppose
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