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Book to movie adaptations #402331 04/03/08 07:21 PM
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It's definitely something that they either nail or totally butcher. Fight Club is certainly one they nailed, though I still prefer the book. There's only so much you can do to really bring Palahniuk's work to life.

Re: Book to movie adaptations [Re: MadamPeachy] #402597 04/04/08 02:29 PM
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I read Atonement and haven't seen the movie yet but heard it was good.
I am finishing up The Kite Runner - I think that movie also did well?

Re: Book to movie adaptations [Re: BillieCat] #402599 04/04/08 02:37 PM
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I have Atonement on my Netflix list, but I don't think I've heard about The Kite Runner. Haven't read either book.

Too many books (and films)--too little time!



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Re: Book to movie adaptations [Re: Maeve Maddox-School Ref] #402667 04/04/08 05:34 PM
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I read Atonement but haven't seen the movie. Might as well add it to my Netflix queue as well. The Outsiders was extremely well done in my opinion. One of my favorite books of all time, and the movie makes it into the same category. I just saw that Memory Keeper's Daughter is being made into a film. I haven't read that book yet but I know the basis of the story, has anyone read it? Think it'd translate well as a movie?

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Atonement nailed almost all of the visual details, but I don't think the story itself translated well to film - it was just too driven by thought.
And while I've never seen A Walk to Remember, I don't NEED to see it to know that it butchered the book and only left a few names the same. I kept reading about the heroine's "honey blond hair", and then I saw this brunette on the poster!


"Perhaps she would become one of those women, pitied or envied, who chose not to have children" - Atonement
Re: Book to movie adaptations [Re: medford] #403874 04/07/08 06:03 PM
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As Manveri said, they nailed everything visually, but the story isn't there. It's tough to detach yourself from what you're familiar with to appreciate something for what it is when it comes to this sorta thing ya know? I've read Memory Keeper's Daughter and I don't think it's something that will loose the story much in becoming a film. The trailer for it I saw looks pretty good. It's on Saturday at 9 on Lifetime, so hurray for not having to pay for overpriced movie tickets heh.

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haha yea not having to fork over $11 to see it was nice. i really loved it, now i really need to read the book though.

Re: Book to movie adaptations [Re: MadamPeachy] #419765 05/20/08 12:18 AM
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I have always like the interpretations on the Janette Oke books into film. They differ somewhat but Michael Landon, Jr. does a really good job and each film is great for the whole family. The latest, Love's Unfolding Dream does not dissapoint either! The way Belinda handles the whole "traditional" role vs. "progressive" role is artfully handled.


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I have been disappointed in the John Grisham adaptations.

The movies have left quite a bit out from the books. Especially, A Time to Kill. One scene in particular is Samuel L. Jackson in the courthouse and shoots the two boys who raped his daughter. He shoots them with an M-16 rifleand there is almost a whole chapter on the stuff he had to go through to get that weapon and how he was going to get it in court.


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Fingersmith by Sarah waters is one that was spot on

Probably because the best selling author was closely involved with the TV adaptation

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