Recently when I went to see True Grit in the theater with the owners of our local bookstore, I saw the trailer for a movie called I Am Number Four. I thought, “Hey, that looks pretty cool.” One of the owners leaned over to me after the trailer and told me it was based on a book too. Later, I found it at the library where I work and then only tonight after doing a little research online, I discovered who its author or authors really were, one of which was that guy pictured there above. Then after reading this article from New York Magazine, I decided I really didn’t want to read the book or see the movie. I don’t know if I’ve ever had this kind of a visceral reaction to a book or a movie previously. No, James Frey, fuck YOU!
Have you ever been turned off by book or movie because of by whom it’s associated, written or directed?