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  • Breakaway Pop Hit: The 1981 film's soundtrack featured the song of the same name by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, which was a huge hit and went to #1 on the charts, and is still fondly remembered today (with Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey providing a cover of it in 1994). Even with the 2014 remake, the movie itself is almost completely forgotten.
  • Disowned Adaptation: Scott Spencer hated both film adaptations of the novel. The novel is about a Stalker with a Crush, and the extremes he goes to in order to be with the object of his obsession. Both films went for a straightforward romance. He called the 1981 version "a botched job" and wrote that Franco Zeffirelli "egregiously and ridiculously misunderstood" the novel, saying, "I was frankly surprised that something so tepid and conventional could have been fashioned from my slightly unhinged novel about the glorious destructive violence of erotic obsession," and he thought that the 2014 version was even worse, saying about the script, "It's about one hundred pages, and the only ones that were not dreary were sciatica-inducing."

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