I'm sure at some point we've all been enjoying a book and wondered how it might translate over to film. I'm a strong advocate of the idea that a book is always better but I still enjoy visual media and can't help but to wonder how some of my favorite characters might appear on film. But that's not exactly what I'm talking about here... There have been times where I've been watching a movie and wondered how it might translate into a novel (obviously referring to movies that were not a novel first or that don't already have a book counterpart). Specifically, I was watching one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and was wondering how one might translate an eccentric character like Jack Sparrow into a book. His mannerisms, speech, and just overall persona are so tailored to visual media that I feel like it would be difficult to near impossible to garner the same reaction to his character on print that he received in film (whether you like him or hate him). So are there any movies out there that you feel would actually make terrible books? Or maybe just some movies that you think it would be a challenge to novelize? Whenever they turn a book into a movie, people are always quick to complain how they changed certain things, even if those changes were made in order for it to translate better on film. What changes would you have to make to your movie example to turn it into a book? What parts simply wouldn't work and might have to be omitted? What parts do you think could be made better? Another movie that I think would be difficult to novelize is Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead. Sometimes I think an actor just brings something to a character that would be lost in a narrator's description.