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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 5/30/2003 8:35:11 AM EDT
My first choice would be "Fight Club", the book was good, but the movie was twice as good. Another example where I thought the film was better was "Blackhawk Down" & "The Lathe Of Heaven". I liked the BHD book for the history and more detail, but the movie I think did a better job of making you feel like you were there.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 9:43:06 AM EDT
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Blade Runner from Philip Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" LOTR: FOTR and TTT from the Tolkien books. Jurassic Park from the Chrichton book. Also, for a bad book that made a good movie, try Jaws. The book sucked...the characters were laughable, the dialogue stilted and unnatural and the ending was stolen from Moby Dick.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 9:56:42 AM EDT
Penthouse Barely Legal #13. Good magazine, Excellent movie. [:D] CHRIS
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 10:12:16 AM EDT
L.A. Confidential. I'll never get over what a masterpiece that flick is, it's like the PERFECT movie. Interesting complex story, great writing and characters, superb acting, everything just clicks. The book was good, but the movie is just sublime.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 10:23:49 AM EDT
High Fidelity. The movie was damn good, the book was fucking horrible.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 10:25:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2003 10:25:46 AM EDT by norman74]
Originally Posted By RikWriter: Jurassic Park from the Chrichton book.
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I thought the book was 10 times better. I actually refused to see the movie when it came out because I hadn't read the book yet. All the talk of chaos theory and stuff in the book was awesome. Come to think of it, I was reading that book in 1993 when I was on probation..so I guess that's the same year of the movie huh?
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 10:35:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By RikWriter: Blade Runner from Philip Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" LOTR: FOTR and TTT from the Tolkien books. Jurassic Park from the Chrichton book. Also, for a bad book that made a good movie, try Jaws. The book sucked...the characters were laughable, the dialogue stilted and unnatural and the ending was stolen from Moby Dick.
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Actually with the possible exception of Blade Runner I found all the other books a lot better than their movie counterparts. You really thought the LOTR movies have been better than the books? As I said on another post I found Steven Kings short story "The Running Man" to be far inferior to the movie.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 10:37:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By norman74:
Originally Posted By RikWriter: Jurassic Park from the Chrichton book.
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I thought the book was 10 times better. I actually refused to see the movie when it came out because I hadn't read the book yet. All the talk of chaos theory and stuff in the book was awesome. Come to think of it, I was reading that book in 1993 when I was on probation..so I guess that's the same year of the movie huh?
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The chaos theory talk in the book AND the movie are both bullshit barely related to chaos theory and not at all related to building a zoo. I liked the movie better because of the emotional impact of seeing real-looking dinosaurs for the first time on the big screen. It had an impact that the book never could.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 10:40:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Atencio:
Originally Posted By RikWriter: Blade Runner from Philip Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" LOTR: FOTR and TTT from the Tolkien books. Jurassic Park from the Chrichton book. Also, for a bad book that made a good movie, try Jaws. The book sucked...the characters were laughable, the dialogue stilted and unnatural and the ending was stolen from Moby Dick.
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Actually with the possible exception of Blade Runner I found all the other books a lot better than their movie counterparts.
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You thought Jaws the book was better than the movie? Yeccch.
You really thought the LOTR movies have been better than the books?
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Definitely. The LOTR books are classics because Tolkien invented a whole new history, even down to the languages, and invented a captivating race in the Hobbits. But frankly I have always found the books a bit too boring. They concentrate much more on describing each trudging step up Mount Doom than they did on any battle described and goddamn if I didn't get tired of reading about Frodo and Sam going up Mount Doom about ten pages into the telling.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 10:54:51 AM EDT
#1 Fight Club Runner-up: L.A. Confidential EricE
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 11:09:56 AM EDT
I have too say that the LOTR books are sooo much better than the movies. The detail in the books is what makes them entertaining for me. The movie's are ok,but I'd bet someone who never read the trilogy has a hard time following what the hells going on. I've read it a couple times and they skip forward so much leaving out details,that it was hard for me to follow.(and dissapointing) Too much packed into a limited time frame. Jaws was a good movie.Quinn was a great character(friggin lunatic!)
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 11:12:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RikWriter: You thought Jaws the book was better than the movie? Yeccch.
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I read the book when it came out around 1975 I guess. I was in 7th or 8th grade so maybe my literary opinions sucked then but I remember liking the book.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 11:33:39 AM EDT
Fight club was a book?
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 11:45:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cyrax777: Fight club was a book?
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Yeah bro - it was out several years before the movie.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 11:48:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricE:
Originally Posted By cyrax777: Fight club was a book?
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Yeah bro - it was out several years before the movie.
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hey! we don't discuss fight club
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 11:54:24 AM EDT
Do androids dream of electric sheep (aka Bladerunner)
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 12:20:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By norman74: High Fidelity. The movie was damn good, the book was fucking horrible.
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Totally disagee, the book was great, but the movie was pretty good. I wish they would have kept the movie in London.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 12:23:08 PM EDT
Elmore Leonard books are always better as films than as books. Most notably Jackie Brown & the one with John Travolta as a loan shark who goes to Hollywood.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 12:24:01 PM EDT
Writers are notorious whiners when it comes to crying that a director ruined their book (Stephen King and The Shining for example ), but Chuck Palahniuck(fight club) actually said that he was a little embarrassed about his book after he saw David Fincher's movie....so that is really rare an author saying that the movie adaptation was better than his book.....I agree t
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 12:49:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SS109:
Originally Posted By norman74: High Fidelity. The movie was damn good, the book was fucking horrible.
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Totally disagee, the book was great, but the movie was pretty good. I wish they would have kept the movie in London.
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Are you into all that obscure soul music? The only people I've ever met that like the book more are the ones that are into that rediculous subculture. That's a big part of what I liked in the movie, that it made fun of those people.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 1:25:36 PM EDT
Wish I could say it was 'Unintended Consequences'. [:(]
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 5:48:35 PM EDT
Every single James Bond Movie. I have all the Ian Fleming novels. The movies were all better than the original. Well... Maybe not Casino Royale.
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