In an essay about the recent movie adaptation of Jose Saramago's Blindness
, Jason Anderson writes:
may also belong to a category of literary adaptations—including Gus Van Sant’s Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
(1993), Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
(1998), and Alan Rudolph’s Breakfast of Champions
(1999)—whose dogged faithfulness to their sources inadvertently prove just how unfilmable the books were in the first place."
So, dogged faithfulness to the book as a problem. What do you think?
The whole essay is here