The Fault in Our Stars author John Green is standing firmly behind the intricate dialogue found in his acclaimed novel.
Comic book and big-budget action flicks might make a ton of money at the box office this summer, but the adaptation of Green’s book may end up stealing quite a bit of their thunder. The Fault in Our Stars is generating a ton of buzz ahead of its release, which is no doubt introducing a lot of newcomers to Green’s touching story.
Although a lot of people adore the novel, The Fault in Our Stars certainly has its fair share of detractors. Some of the criticisms you’ll find floating around the internet these days has to do with the dialogue, words and ideas that many believe sound awkward spilling from the lips of teenagers. Not surprisingly, the author completely disagrees with this assessment of his work.
Green recently discussed his penchant for intelligent dialogue during a chat with Rookie. In his humble opinion, adults often sell teenagers short when it comes to discussing things beyond social media and selfies.
“The way teens approach big, important, interesting questions is more interesting than how adults do, because they tend to ask them without fear or embarrassment. They’re willing to ask why suffering exists, or ‘What’s the meaning of life?’ Adults ask those questions under 72 layers of irony for fear of appearing unsophisticated,” Green explained.
When The Fault in Our Stars hits theaters early next month, fans of the book should anticipate a few changes to the novel. In fact, The Inquisitr previously reported that a few alterations to the novel’s dialogue left a few people scratching their heads.
“Things like that bothered me because they felt like they needed to dumb it down, because there are some long complicated words in [‘The Fault in Our Stars’]. I appreciated John not dumbing down the language in the book, so it bothered me that the movie did,” 19-year-old Jocelyn Swenson recently told The Wall Street Journal.
Transforming a beloved novel into a major Hollywood motion picture is tricky work. While the filmmakers want to stay true to the source material, sometimes it’s hard to make certain situations work on the big screen. While author John Green feels The Fault in Our Stars is a good representation of his book, some fans will no doubt pick apart the film instead of appreciating what Josh Boone and his cast have put together.
The Fault in Our Stars hits theaters in the US on June 6.