#1
I know there is a book thread but no-one took me up when i suggested this. More to the point i did search and found nothing...

Sooo, what is your thoughts on books that have been turned into films???
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i just re-read Yes Man by Danny Wallace and found the film too over the top.
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#5
You can't really directly compare a book a film interpritaion. The book will always offer more than the film possibly can, but you can of course say if it is a good interpretation of a book.

Good ones

Trainspotting
The Trail
Revolutionary Road
1984
Fear & Loathing in LV
The Godfather
One flew over the Cockoo's nest
A Clockwork Orange
Fight Club
To Kill a Mockingbird
#6
Secret Window is cool.
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#7
The rum diary is being made into a film now, but I sware if they mess that up.....
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#8
Some books turned into movies are good, but most of them suck because they just can't capture everything that's going on, unless a person has split personalities and is hearing voices in their head, and they portray that on screen.
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#9
Jurassic Park was the only one I liked, even though movie is damn near opposite the book.
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harry potter fail


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#11
No Country For Old Men worked very well, apart from the ending, which the Coens made too like the book for it to work in a film.
#12
They can make good movies, but they are never a patch on the book.
#13
The only book-to-film conversion that I preffered is Fight Club, mainly because as good as the book was, he has better books and the film was bangtidy.
#14
Forrest Gump movie > Forrest Gump book.
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#15
the fairly recent interpretation of terry pratchett's colour of magic was pretty good, just a bit fast paced though.
#16
Girl interrupted was quite good, if Jared leto wasnt in it, it would have been great.
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Jurassic Park was the only one I liked, even though movie is damn near opposite the book.

Same with I Am Legend
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Girl interrupted was quite good, if Jared leto wasnt in it, it would have been great.


American Psycho.

idk about the book but watching Leto die was a very entertaining experience.
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American Psycho.

idk about the book but watching Leto die was a very entertaining experience.


this.
Unfortunatly he comes to no harm in girl interrupted, he just looks like a hippy and tries (and fails) to pursuade Winona Ryder to run away with him to canada.
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#20
Fear and Loathing comes close, only thanks to Depp and Del Toro's outstanding performances. Also, Jaws was SUPERB
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#22
yeah fear and loathing for the performances and fight club. Slumdog Millionaire was originally a book, unfortunately i havent read it yet but i must say the film was superb
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#26
Oooo Memoires of a Geisha was awsome !
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#27
A lot of films are book adaptations and you don't even realise. I didn't know Yes Man was a book for example (although when I noticed Danny Wallace's cameo and pointed it out to my friend he told me) and that was pretty good. LOTR, obviously everyone knows that was a book but it is still a very much admired trilogy despite the fact I think it is overrated.
#28
Spiderman films were kick ass, as was Iron Man.

Also the Lord of the Rings trilogy was the best adaptation ever... not necessarily faithful etc, but jaw droppingly brilliant
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Spiderman films were kick ass, as was Iron Man.

Also the Lord of the Rings trilogy was the best adaptation ever... not necessarily faithful etc, but jaw droppingly brilliant
Obviously you're discounting Spiderman 3 as a Spiderman film.
#30
Well, I've watched it much less if that helps :/

Having said that im a bit of a marvel comics fanboy...so swings and roundabouts i guess!
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