I didn't know there was a novelization of the 1982 film. How cool is that?!Martin
My "favorite" novelization might be the one for Coppola's 1992 DRACULA, making it in effect: FRED SABERHAGEN'S FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA'S BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA BASED ON THE SCREENPLAY BY JAMES V. HART.
This is actually a fantastic read. It's based on a much earlier draft of the script, so there's at least two major set-pieces that were cut for the film, plus the entire ending is far different. I prefer the novelization ending, just to say.
I must say, like Adam, I count this as among my all time favorite novelizations.As with his earlier adaption of ALIEN's screenplay into a novel, Alan Dean Foster did a tremendous job with THE THING as well. It was spot on.As I recall, this first edition of it with it's distinctive sky blue cover, was released into bookstores sometime during the latter portion of 1981, long before the film's eventual theatrical release in the summer of '82.
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