Post by Default User Post by Lynn McGuire
"If somebody treated your child the way Hollywood treats movie
screenplays, you would hunt them down and kill them, and no jury would
Of course, many authors would like to hunt down screenwriters that shredded their novels.
Sometimes Hollywood takes and sometimes it gives in regards to RAH.
First it butchers _Starship Troopers_. And then it adds excessive
violence to "-All You Zombies-."
Hollywood's many PKD treatments are a mixed bag. _A Scanner Darkly_
and _Radio Free Alemuth_ mostly follow the original stories.
_The Man In the High Castle_ originally features one minor SS spy in
the Rocky Mountain neutral zone and briefly uses a Messerschmitt 9-E
German rocket ship in flight as a setting. Its treatment introduces a
Reichsmarschall as a major character and adds the Greater Reich and
Germany as major settings.
Hollywood makes a romance out of the _Adjustment Team_. It did the
same thing with "Breakfast At Tiffany's."
Hollywood also employs script doctors such as Harlan Ellison.
_Beetlejuice_ becomes much more upbeat after script doctor Warren
Skaaren polishes it.
Betelgeuse wanted to rape Lydia. He was summoned through
his bones being exhumed, not via his name being uttered
three times. There was another Deetz daughter, aged nine
and named Cathy. The rules were less set in stone. The
tone, far darker and more brutal for sure. It sounds
decent enough, and perhaps like it would have been a
good B-movie project for Craven or Cosmatos at the time.
But there would have been no Harry Belafonte.
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My cat's telltale, tall tail tells tall tales.