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Let's face it: Most of the time, a work is at its best in its original form. However, sometimes there are exceptions to this, and be it by Adaptation Distillation, Woolseyism or Superlative Dubbing, the new version of a story comes out so much better than the old that even the original creator admits the superiority of the new one.

Contrast Disowned Adaptation.

Examples of Creator Preferred Adaptation include:

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  • Umberto Eco thinks that William Weaver's English translations of his novels are better than the originals.

Music Edit

  • Trent Reznor, describing hearing Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt", stated that "that song isn't mine anymore."
  • After Jimi Hendrix released his cover of "All Along the Watchtower", Bob Dylan publicly stated that he was going to start playing the Hendrix version instead of his own in the future.

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