Lets face it. Very few books get acceptable movies. I came to grips with this a long time ago. I believe there are two main reasons why the movies end up being terrible. The first and the more common occurrence is the exclusion of characters or events. The second is the compression of time.
My philosophy on this topic is pretty simple, but difficult to execute unless you have pretty good self control. Don’t watch the movie within six months of each time you have read the book. So, if you have read the book twice, don’t watch the movie for at least a year. I didn’t read the Lord of the Rings within a two years of all the movies being released and I had forgotten a lot of the stuff they left out. I wasn’t super disappointed with the movies.
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