Dear Snarkie, (Snarkie? what the hell?)
When books are turned into movies do authors have any recourse if the movie is just awful? Can one retain a measure of creative control when their book is being turned into a movie?
I've seen some good books turned into the worst movies and TV shows. Is there anything to be done, other than complain after the fact?
You could take out an ad in Variety and say "this movie sux so much even I won't go, and I wrote the book they've made this piece of trash from".
You can file a lawsuit for "public acts of lewdness on a movie screen".
You can call your film agent and cuss her out for making the deal (you have to stake out the high moral ground by first sending back the money though).
OR you can do what a lot of people have done in one form or another:
have your name taken off the credits.