Author Fight Club: Dr. Seuss vs Roald Dahl

Author Fight Club: Dr. Seuss vs Roald Dahl

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Ignoring the broader themes of Chuck Palahniuk seminal work, Fight Club, we’re going to do what we do best and have two people fight each other. Since we can’t talk about Fight Club (see rules one and two), we’re going to write about it. Specifically, we’re going to have two writers fight each other. Three rounds will determine their strength as we go through their power as description, their distinctive style, and their impact on the world at large. Then, they’re going to beat the snot out of each other. In one corner we have the creator of James and …

4 Authors-Turned-Screen Writers Who Hated Their Film Adaptations

4 Authors-Turned-Screen Writers Who Hated Their Film Adaptations

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Sometimes famous authors try to adapt their own books to the big screen because if you want it done right, then you got to do it yourself. But film is a collaborative effort, and the shift from a one-person medium to a multi-person medium can be quite the shock, and often the creatives working on these collaborative projects don’t see eye to eye. As a result, despite being involved in the production, there are many instances of authors detesting the adaptation of their work. Here are four top examples:     4. Roald Dahl, WIlly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory   …