The art of storytelling has always been controversial, which has led to a ban on working in various mediums. As a result, Banned Books Week is a campaign created by the American Library Association and Amnesty International. Its aim is to spread awareness about the freedom of reading. Many banned books have been adapted into films. Some of them have become massive international successes.
‘Black Hawk Down’ banned from classrooms
Journalist Mark Bowdens Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War was released in 1999. The book explores a failed Special Forces mission in Somalia and the resulting battle in Mogadishu between the United States and Mohamed Farah Aidid’s militia. black Hawk Down In 2008, Louisiana was banned for profanity in the classroom.
The 2001 film adaptation was directed by Ridley Scott. It brought in a global $173 million against a budget of $92 million.
‘The Great Gatsby’ considered controversial
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 Classic the great Gatsby Considered highly controversial. The story is told from the perspective of narrator Nick Caraway. It follows her conversation with millionaire Jay Gatsby, who is obsessed with her ex-boyfriend Daisy Buchanan. Many groups targeted the great Gatsby For the use of language, violence and sexual references. Many school curriculums have removed the book from their teachings.
the great Gatsby It was adapted into a 2013 film by Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton. The film earned two Oscar nominations and $353 million at the global box office.
‘Gone with the Wind’ banned due to racism
Margaret Mitchell’s gone With the Wind was first published in 1936. The novel is based in Clayton County and Atlanta. It consists of a coming-of-age story that is set during the American Civil War. The book has been banned several times over the years for its casual use of racial slurs towards black people.
gone With the Wind Was adapted into a film in 1939. The Victor Fleming film stars Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh, Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland. It has grossed over $390 million at the box office, but the film has received the same amount of criticism as the book.
‘The Hunger Games’ is a banned and heavily challenged book series
Susan Collins’ The Hunger Games The series started in 2008. was followed with catch fire in 2009 and mockingjae in 2010. The dystopian trilogy follows a teenage protagonist named Katniss Everdeen as she fights for freedom against a powerful society. The Hunger Games The trilogy is considered one of the most challenging series ever. Reasons for sanctions include language, violence, anti-family, anti-ethics, and occult/Satanism.
The Hunger Games The film was adapted into a trilogy starring Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role. mockingjae Divided into two parts, a total of four films. The Hunger Games It is the 21st highest grossing film franchise of all time. It has grossed over $2.97 billion.
‘Harry Potter’ is banned for witchcraft
JK Rowling’s harry potter There are seven fantasy novels in the book series. it all started with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which was originally published in 1997. The book series is considered as one of the most banned books in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2019. Reasons include that it is considered anti-family, witchcraft and witchcraft, spells, curses are discussed, violence, and references to occult/Satanism.
harry potter A total of eight films were adapted. It stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in the lead roles. The film series is considered to be the third highest grossing film franchise of all time. This has brought the global total to $7.7 billion.
There are many other famous new and old banned books that have been turned into well-received films, including the hate you give And to kill a mockingbird. They certainly won’t be the last books to be banned. However, that’s why Banned Books Week Important campaign. The freedom to read is worth celebrating.
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