Great Job, Internet!: Since reading’s for squares, here are some audiobooks of movie novelizations

Earlier this week, The A.V. Club reported on Wes Craven’s original draft for A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. It was of note that the novelization, released in 1987, was actually based on Craven’s draft, not the final script. This kind of thing happened all the time when tie-in novels of films were a perfect marketing tool, particularly for genre pieces aimed towards fifth graders and teenagers. Studios would want the adaptation out in time to coincide with the film’s release, so extra scenes—or in the case of Dream Warriors, a completely different version of the story—would be available at the book fair. The Ghostbusters adaptation contains the job at Fort Detmerring (which was re-edited into the ghost blowjob scene), Return Of The Jedi features Obi-Wan revealing to Luke the details of his first duel with Anakin Skywalker, and Jaws 2 features …

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