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10th Sep '17 7:21:21 PM Brainbin
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** Tolkien also expressed displeasure at the only adaptation of ''The Lord of the Rings'' to be produced in his lifetime, the 1955-56 Creator/{{BBC}} RadioDrama. His critiques generally boiled down to his belief that the books were unadaptable and that the cast and crew of the production were not taking their source material sufficiently seriously. Unfortunately, modern-day audiences aren't able to form an opinion on the matter either way, as the tapes were wiped and all episodes are considered lost.
10th Sep '17 5:08:25 AM jormis29
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* Jacqueline Susann was disgusted with the film adaptation of ''Literature/ValleyOfTheDolls'', saying, "The first time I saw it was on a press junket. There was supposed to be a party after the film. I went back to my cabin, took two Seconals and a slug of Scotch....It was a very embarrassing thing." Likewise, one of its stars, Patty Duke, commented, "I need an air-sick bag to sit through that movie."

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* Jacqueline Susann was disgusted with the film adaptation of ''Literature/ValleyOfTheDolls'', saying, "The first time I saw it was on a press junket. There was supposed to be a party after the film. I went back to my cabin, took two Seconals and a slug of Scotch....It was a very embarrassing thing." Likewise, one of its stars, Patty Duke, Creator/PattyDuke, commented, "I need an air-sick bag to sit through that movie."
9th Sep '17 11:16:33 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars'', the [[ComicBookAdaptation adaptation]] of ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' was notoriously disowned by the Edgar R. Burroughs estate, who filled a trademark infrigiment lawsuit against its publisher Dynamite Entertainment citing the [[ContemptibleCover nude cover variants]] featuring female protagonist [[MsFanservice Dejah Thoris]] as they feared it would harm their brand. Surprisingly, the lawsuit did little to affect the comic and its spin-off's publication until 2014 when the dispute was amicably resolved, and both parties have worked together to relaunch the comic.
28th Aug '17 8:27:06 PM WaterBlap
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->''"I want to put on record that the flix out there using the word Hellraiser IS NO FUCKINí CHILD OF MINE! I have NOTHING to do with the fuckiní thing. If they claim it's from the mind of Clive Barker, itís a lie. Itís not even from my butt-hole."''
-->--'''Creator/CliveBarker''', on ''Film/HellraiserRevelations''
27th Aug '17 8:10:43 PM PaulA
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** Dahl was so angry with ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' -- he wrote the original script for it and received sole onscreen credit, but it was heavily rewritten by Bob Kaufman and David Seltzer; also, he wanted Creator/SpikeMilligan to play Willy Wonka and was disregarded -- that he left it in his will that the source novel's sequel ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator'' could never be made into a movie. Subsequent adaptations, such as the 2005 Creator/TimBurton film, notably have no [[SequelHook sequel hook]] and end on notes of complete closure. Moreover, Dahl's disowning of this film was behind him not granting film rights to any of his other children's books until the late 1980s; films of ''Literature/DannyTheChampionOfTheWorld'' and ''Literature/TheBFG'' arrived in 1989 -- and then the RuleOfThree set in the next year with...
** ''Literature/TheWitches'', the last Dahl adaptation released in his lifetime. The ''only'' thing he was pleased with was the casting and performance of Creator/AnjelicaHuston as the Grand High Witch. He was particularly upset over the BittersweetEnding of the book being replaced with a HappilyEverAfter. The story goes that he stood outside cinemas with a megaphone telling people not to watch the film!

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** Dahl was so angry with ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' -- he wrote the original script for it and received sole onscreen credit, but it was heavily rewritten by Bob Kaufman and David Seltzer; also, he wanted Creator/SpikeMilligan to play Willy Wonka and was disregarded -- that he left it in his will that the source novel's sequel ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator'' could never be made into a movie. Subsequent adaptations, such as the 2005 Creator/TimBurton film, notably have no [[SequelHook sequel hook]] and end on notes of complete closure. Moreover, Dahl's disowning of this film was behind him not granting film rights to any of his other children's books until the late 1980s; films of ''Literature/DannyTheChampionOfTheWorld'' ''Film/DannyTheChampionOfTheWorld'' and ''Literature/TheBFG'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBFG'' arrived in 1989 -- and then the RuleOfThree set in the next year with...
** ''Literature/TheWitches'', ''Film/TheWitches'', the last Dahl adaptation released in his lifetime. The ''only'' thing he was pleased with was the casting and performance of Creator/AnjelicaHuston as the Grand High Witch. He was particularly upset over the BittersweetEnding of the book being replaced with a HappilyEverAfter. The story goes that he stood outside cinemas with a megaphone telling people not to watch the film!
26th Aug '17 12:31:40 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' co-creator Peter Laird has declared that ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'' does not exist as far as he's concerned, and that goes double for [[TheScrappy Venus de Milo]]. Kevin Eastman on the other hand likes Venus and hopes that she makes a comeback one day.

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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' co-creator Peter Laird has declared that ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'' does not exist as far as he's concerned, and that goes double for [[TheScrappy the polarizing Venus de Milo]].Milo. Kevin Eastman on the other hand likes Venus and hopes that she makes a comeback one day.


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* Mark Newgarden, one of the people behind the ''Franchise/GarbagePailKids'' trading cards, has stated that he doesn't like the ''WesternAnimation/GarbagePailKidsCartoon'', considering it to be even worse than ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie''.
20th Aug '17 6:11:26 PM gjjones
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* P. L. Travers hated the [[Film/MaryPoppins Disney film adaptation]] of her ''Literature/MaryPoppins'' books, which served as the subject of the 2013 film ''Film/SavingMrBanks''. When a stage musical was made in the '90s, Travers made the condition that no one from the film production were to be involved with the making of the musical. This included any new songs by the Sherman Brothers, though she hypocritically allowed some songs from the movie, cut or not, into the show.

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* P. L. Travers hated the [[Film/MaryPoppins Disney film adaptation]] of her ''Literature/MaryPoppins'' books, which served as the subject of the 2013 film ''Film/SavingMrBanks''. In a rare 1977 interview, Travers would later state that she thought the film was well made and had a lot of positive aspects to it. However, she felt it was so different from her books that she wasn't happy with the final product. When a stage musical was made in the '90s, Travers made the condition stated that no one from the film production were to be involved with the making of the musical. This included any new songs by the Sherman Brothers, though she hypocritically allowed some songs from the movie, cut or not, into the show.
20th Aug '17 2:19:50 AM CaptainTedium
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* For unexplained reasons, John Lasseter, one of the people behind the ''Franchise/ToyStory'' films, is not a fan of the SpinOff series ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''.
19th Aug '17 11:54:35 PM thelivingtoad
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* British folk singer Ewan [=MacColl=] hated each and every one of the many covers of his song "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face", even the version that had become a worldwide hit for Roberta Flack. His daughter-in-law recalled that he held a special disdain for Music/ElvisPresley's cover "He said that the Elvis version was like Romeo at the bottom of the Post Office Tower singing up to Juliet. And the other versions, he thought, were travesties: bludgeoning, histrionic, and lacking in grace."

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* British folk singer Ewan [=MacColl=] hated each and every one of the many covers of his song "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face", even the version that had become a worldwide hit for Roberta Flack. His daughter-in-law recalled that he held a special disdain for Music/ElvisPresley's cover cover: "He said that the Elvis version was like Romeo at the bottom of the Post Office Tower singing up to Juliet. And the other versions, he thought, were travesties: bludgeoning, histrionic, and lacking in grace."
19th Aug '17 11:52:51 PM thelivingtoad
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* British folk singer Ewan [=MacColl=] hated each and every one of the many covers of his song "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face", even the version that had become a worldwide hit for Roberta Flack. His daughter-in-law recalled that he held a special disdain for Music/ElvisPresley's cover "He said that the Elvis version was like Romeo at the bottom of the Post Office Tower singing up to Juliet. And the other versions, he thought, were travesties: bludgeoning, histrionic, and lacking in grace."
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