Nick Hornby titles

Why is it all the wordplay in Nick Hornby book titles get lost in their translation to movies? Since Hugh Grant's character in "About a Boy" isn't a Nirvana fan, the "About a Girl" reference doesn't come through. The upcoming "Fever Pitch" is transplanted to America, and the substitution of baseball for football/soccer causes the reference to football pitches to be lost. About the only one that keeps the word play I guess is "High Fidelity".


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