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I read Alice Sebold's tragic novel The Lovely Bones when it came out in 2002 and loved it; so why was I so nervous to hear that Peter Jackson was adapting the book into a movie two years ago? I didn't know how the central act - Susie Salmon's rape and murder - would be handled onscreen. The film is being released tomorrow and it sounds like my fears might have been justified - some early reviews complain that the central crimes have been toned down for the film version. It's not that I want to see these graphic scenes, but it seems wrong to neglect the horrific events the book hinges on. In fact, I would just as well have not seen this novel adapted at all given the highly sensitive subject matter. This happens a lot - we all have gripes about filmmakers changing aspects of books for their cinematic counterparts, »

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