Re: RARA-AVIS: 40's Month

From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 31 Dec 2002

Mark Sullivan:
  Don't worry, most books are now
> retitled to go along with the movie title

That way the publishers can get the unwary to buy a book they already own plus they can get a free ride from the movie publicity.

Then again some movies use a novel's title but have little resemblance to the book. To Have and Have Not is an example. I think the basic plot of the Hemingwway novel is actually pretty closely followed in the John Garfield starrer, The Breaking Point. Mark

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