Top 10 Movies that Were Hated by the Author of the Book They Were Based On

Many movies based on books are well recived by the public; however, many of those great movies based on books were hated by their authors for one reason or another.

The Top Ten

1 Stephen King / The Shining Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. Many of his most well-known novels include Carrie, It, The Shinning, The Stand, Misery, The Dark Tower series, and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which was later ...read more.

Suprisingly Stephen King wasn't at all happy with the way Stanley Kubrick handled his work. - egnomac

2 P.L. Travlers / Marry Poppins

I certainly don't blame her for disliking it. All of her life's work was tossed aside and transformed into something barely based on her character. That's Hollywood, folks. - PositronWildhawk

Travers flat out hated the movie she resented everything about the movie the animated sequences, casting Dik Van Dik and even the songs. - egnomac

3 Roald Dahl / Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

To be fair, his books had things most people would frown upon. For example, they had to change the Oompah Loompas into fun creatures then what he described - Manlypants

He was most infuriated by the changes to the script that he wrote for the movie. - SurcaneWolf

I bet he would have really hated the Tom and Jerry crossover version. - egnomac

4 Anthony Burgess / A Clockwork Orange

He not only hated the movie, but ended up hating the book as well. - SurcaneWolf

5 Anne Rice / Interview with a Vampire
6 Winston Groom / Forrest Gump
7 Truman Capote / Breakfast at Tiffany's
8 Clive Cussler / Sahara
9 J D Salinger / My Foolish Heart
10 E.B. White / Charlotte's Web

Awesome book for sure! The movie lacked behind. - srishti15

He hated that the story has being interrupted for musical numbers, and said "I don't care much for jolly songs". - SurcaneWolf

The Contenders

11 Bret Easton Ellis / American Psycho
12 Richard Matheson / I Am Legend
13 Michael Ende / the Neverending Story

What the movie was AMAZING - Manlypants

14 Bully Hayes / Midnight Express
15 Rick Riordan / Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

He flat out refused to see the sequel to this movie. - SurcaneWolf

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