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The Yeti is not such a Yeti anymore. The Art Assignment: http://www.youtube.com/user/theartassignment

In which John answers real questions from real nerdfighters about the movie adaptation of his book The Fault in Our Stars while also disagreeing with Hank about what the greatest human quality is.
Good morning Hank, it's Tuesday. It's Question Tuesday, the day that I answer real questions from real nerdfighters, about the Fault in Out Stars movie. Also, today's video will be a response to your video from Friday but it's gonna take me a minute, so let's get right to it.

When you were writing the Fault in Our Stars did'ya ever think it would become a movie? No, I mean when was the last time you saw a movie in which the leading lady has nasal cannula in every scene of the film - it does not happen. Hollywood doesn't usually make, like, love stories about disabled teenagers, so no, I didn't think it would happen, but I'm delighted.

Did you really cry a lot while you were on the movie set? Yes.
Why? Well no spoilers, but, but it turns out that there's some sad parts.

John, are you gonna be in the movie? Yes, unless my scene gets cut. I have a really important role but I'm not allowed to tell you what it is yet.

Was that your first time ever acting? I'm not sure I would call what I did acting.

Now that you've acted in a movie would you ever consider a career in movies or television? -Is a question that people will not be asking me after they see the movie.

Hey, do you have an official release date that I can put on my calendar and scream about? Yes, the movie comes out on June 6th, at least in the US, I don't know about international yet. You don't have to scream, but you should put it on your calendar because these days the success of a movie is judged largely on how many people see it in like the first 24 hours.

Why is the premier date so far away? Well it's not that far away, I mean they just finished shooting it five days ago, and now they have to edit it, which is when it really becomes a movie. And that takes a long time, it's not like editing a Vlogbrothers video. But yeah, they're waiting til June because it's typical summer blockbuster fare, you know, it's like Iron Man 4, but without Robert Downey Jr., or iron men.

How's it feel to be a big time movie producer, making the big bucks? Well for the record I am not a movie producer, big time or otherwise. The Fault in Our Stars movie is not my movie. Like I'm not a director or producer or a casting director or a music supervisor and God knows I am not an actor.

Will Troye Sivan's song about TFIOS be on the soundtrack? Yeah, that's another example of a decision I will not be making, although I do love that song.

Is the movie the exact same as the book? No, the movie is made out of, like pictures and sound; whereas, the book is made entirely of scratches on a page. So I don't think they can be the same, and I also don't think they should be because in a movie you're trying to tell a visual story instead of a textual story. That said, I think the movie script was a very faithful adaptation, one of the most faithful I've ever read. Then again, when I had the opportunity to adapt my own novel, Paper Towns, into a screenplay, I had the main character pursue an entirely different girl than he does in the book, so I might not be the best mayor of faithful adaptation town.

Should I read the book before seeing the movie, or the other way around? Oh you should definitely read it first -said the totally unbiased observer.

Be honest, how were the kissing scenes? A+++, very good, would watch again.

Since it was filmed in Pittsburgh, how did the movie recreate things that are specific to Indianapolis, like Funky Bones? Everything was recreated by amazing set designers so, like Funky Bones was recreated with help from the artist and also from my wife, who helped curate the project. And then Sarah flew out to Pittsburgh for Funky Bones day to make sure that everything looked right, and it really did, like even from 6 inches away I could not tell that I wasn't looking at the real Funky Bones, sorry for the double negative.

By the way, did I tell you that Sarah's leaving her job at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in order to curate and host a show with PBS Digital called the Art Assignment, link in the doobly-doo. Ah, I'm sorry, I should've mentioned that weeks ago, terrible husbanding.

What do you think about people saying Shailene is too attractive to play Hazel? Well I'm offended on Hazel's behalf! When in the book does it ever say she's not attractive? She's very attractive!

Did you have any preconceived ideas about movies that got blown out of the water? Yeah, on some level, I always thought that movies were really about, like, actors and directors and producers, maybe a cinematographer. I never really understood how all those people who are listed at the end of the credits are absolutely vital to the creation of a movie. That massive collaboration involving hundreds of people is what makes movies possible.

And it's also why I would argue that curiosity is not the most important human trait, the urge to collaborate is. Hank, I wanna argue that lots of animals are really curious but only we have the ability to cooperate to make, like, online communities and space telescopes and imaginariums and movies. So the great thrill of this whole experience for me was seeing humanity do what I think it's best at, which ultimately is not competing, but cooperating. Although, of course, we do compete a lot. So yeah, Hank, I disagree with you, I think it's cooperation, not curiosity. I might be wrong, you're usually right, you're probably right, but I sti-I-I-I thi-I think my-I think what I think!

I'll see you on Friday.