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    "BEST" book to movie translation ever

    This is gonna be tough but some movies are better than the books that inspired them

    I have read The 3 Bourne books. Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum. All three movies were better than the books. The book Bourne Ultimatum sucked completely and the movie was fantastic. It was completely rewritten but that made it even better.

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    Shawshank Redemption was a much better movie than short story, and The Green Mile movie actually did justice to the great book.
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    To Kill a Mockingbird.

    A lot of the "feeling" couldn't be conveyed in the movie, but it was the best casting I've ever seen.

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    Forest Gump. The movie is a complete rewrite. The book is a slapstick comedy, while the movie is a brilliant myth. And though the book is a really funny, the movie is genius.

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    Jaws. and Captain Blood.

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    Catch-22.
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    Fletch was sorta close to the book - but Chevy Chase really played the part well. I love that movie.

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    A Bridge Too Far. gets my vote for the best because it does an excellent job of maintaining the historical accuracy of the battles, i.e., no translation. hollywood doesn't need to embellish history; real-life events are far more compelling than something a writer can make up
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    10 Commandments w/ Charleston Heston.

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    Spider-man. Even Stan Lee himself said it was a great transition.
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    Beowulf

    I would put spiderman down in the list of Worst personally The cartoon was a better adaptation of the book
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    The Exorcist. Both are excellent.
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    Silence of the Lambs

    The book was excellent. The movie simplified some of the incidents in the book, but kept the core elements. Also, the casting was near perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan View Post
    Spider-man. Even Stan Lee himself said it was a great transition.
    Really, thats depressing. I hate the spider man movies. Mostly because of the lead actor. I also didn't like the story lines in the movie. I am an old comic book fan to the nines. I still have my collection at home in ontario waiting for my kids to be born someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    Beowulf

    I would put spiderman down in the list of Worst personally The cartoon was a better adaptation of the book
    Agreed. Both generations of cartoons actually.

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    The Hunt for Red October was pretty much straight up and very enjoyable. Skinny, young Alec Baldwin was a much better Jack Ryan than Harrison Ford. It's been my wish that they would do a movie of Red Storm Rising. Back in the 80's when the story was relavant it would have been immpossible to make. Now with todays CGI techology, it could be done. But noone would care.
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    How about books based on movies???
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    As in the book "Aliens" by Allen Dean Foster, which is pretty close to the movie?

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    How about fanfic?!

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