Why does Hollywood mess up Clancys stories? Why do they have to rewrite them? (Why did they kill Murray?
There are several reasons.First and foremost. Trying to fit one of Tom Clancy’s wide ranging and detailed stories into a 2 hour movie is a nearly impossible undertaking. Anything but the main plot is subject to axing. Things in the main plot that won’t film well or easily also get axed or altered. Hollywood has discovered that people will not sit through movies of much greater duration than 2 to 2 1/2 hours. So they won’t come. Movie theaters, that Hollywood depends on, absolutely hate intermissions. They are dead time where the theater makes some money from concessions, but not much. Four intermissions in one day can add up to an additional showing of the film, and consequently, more money.Second. Hollywood isn’t in the business of charitably bringing authors’ works to the screen. They’re in it for the money. Hollywood has found that certain formulae generate more viewers, and thus, more money. Add these formulae to a movie and n% more money flows into the coffers.