10 Adaptations That Prove Some Books Are Unfilmable

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Some books just don’t seem possible to adapt to the silver screen. Maybe they’re too graphic, maybe their scope is too big, maybe the writing style just wouldn’t work off the page. We hesitate to say there’s such a thing as a truly unfilmable book, because some books that once had that label were made into incredibly successful movies like The Lord of the Rings, The Life of Pi and Catch-22. However, the following adaptations proved that some stories are better left on the page.

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