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Old 07-12-13, 11:37 AM   #1
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Best Book Made Into A Movie

Shawshank Redemption - Stephen King
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I'm still amazed they did such a good job with the good doctors story.
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Lolita-I loved loved loved the book and same with the movie. Although I have a preference for the one with Jeremy Irons.
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Debbie does Dallas...the acting was riveting.
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The World According to Garp is a great book and was well done as a movie. The cast for the film was outstanding, how can you go wrong with Robin Williams, Glen Close and John Lithgow?
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The Road & No Country For Old Men were great
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My favorite series of books is the Aubrey/Maturin stories written by Patrick O'Brian. The movie Master and Commander: Far Side of the World was a mashup of a couple of the stories but as a movie I thought it worked quite well and was faithful, if not true, to the books.
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My favorite series of books is the Aubrey/Maturin stories written by Patrick O'Brian. The movie Master and Commander: Far Side of the World was a mashup of a couple of the stories but as a movie I thought it worked quite well and was faithful, if not true, to the books.
I've read the Aubrey/Maturin books and quite frankly thought the movie of better than any of them. There's only about 30 pages of plot in any one of O'Brian's books necessitating the mashup. For seafaring adventure I prefer Hornblower.
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My problem wiht any book made into a movie is that one cannot capture all the nuance and detail on the screen that the written word conveys to my mind. Secondly I always develop the character in my mind, look, walk, voice, mannerisms, and more often than not, my vision and the movie vision do not align and I have a hard time reconciling that misalingment.
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My problem wiht any book made into a movie is that one cannot capture all the nuance and detail on the screen that the written word conveys to my mind. Secondly I always develop the character in my mind, look, walk, voice, mannerisms, and more often than not, my vision and the movie vision do not align and I have a hard time reconciling that misalingment.
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The LOTR extended versions were great adaptations.

Agree with Shawshank and would add Stand By Me. Stephen King's short stories seem to make better movies than his novels.
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^I agree with Stand by Me too!
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Awakenings is based on Oliver Sacks's 1973 memoir Awakenings.
Damned good movie.....damned good.
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The Hunt for Red October, was better a better movie than book.

The worst adaptation was, Prince of Tides.
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Jaws? Actually the book was better reading than the movie was watching. But still Jaws is one of my favorite summer time movies, I watch it at least once during the summer months.
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Damned good movie.....damned good.
Indeed, his other books were really interesting too.
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My problem wiht any book made into a movie is that one cannot capture all the nuance and detail on the screen that the written word conveys to my mind. Secondly I always develop the character in my mind, look, walk, voice, mannerisms, and more often than not, my vision and the movie vision do not align and I have a hard time reconciling that misalingment.
Tell the voices in your head to pipe down and enjoy the show.
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Indeed, his other books were really interesting too.
My daughter really enjoyed the man who mistook his wife for a hat
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I'm hoping it's Ender's Game.
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Silence of the Lambs was a great adaption as well
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The Road & No Country For Old Men were great
NCFOM might have been a good book, but it sucked as a movie, sorry. Cohen Bros. cashing in on prior successes.

Agree with the Aubrey/Maturin series - BORING. The movie took all the good parts. I actually like the captain as played by Crowe better then the book character, whom I had no empathy.

To Kill a Mockingbird. Great book and movie.

The Shining (TV), good book, different but good movie.

The Green Mile. Terrific book, one of, if not Stephen Kings best novel, great movie.

The Dead Zone, good book, I hated the move when it first came out, thought Christoper Walken was mis-cast. Now I think differently. Dark, dark movie.

Some other Stephen King books, Carrie, Misery, Cujo, Salem's Lot (TV), all good for both

Angela's Ashes. I'm Irish and found both painful for their honesty.

The Hours. Both good.

The Girl With The Golden Tattoo, entire series, good books. The original Swedish made movies were better then the follow on.

Lord of the Rings, entire series, book and movies all very good.

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