Each week, MizB over at Should Be Reading asks six reading-related topics for bloggers to choose from.
This week's topic: Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up?
So this isn't really a bookish rant per se, but I do have a problem with movie commercials and trailers. If it's an adaptation from a Nicholas Sparks novel or a John Green novel, we know that from the get-go. If it's a lesser-known author, however, we may find out it's an adaptation in the closing credits.
This is an issue for a couple of reasons: one, I like to read the story before seeing the movie. Of course, I can always consult The Google to find out if a movie that I want to see is an adaptation, but I think that should be revealed no matter who the author is. That leads me to my second reason: someone worked hard to write it and probably even harder to get it published. If their work has been adapted, they should get credit for it just like the actors, directors, and whoever else.
It's an easy fix. Just say adapted from a _________ by __________ somewhere during the commercial. I hope they start doing this and soon. Give the authors some love!
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