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    Re: books to movies

    Since almost all movies maybe like 90 percent of movies nowadays are screen adaptations of books, they are obviously selling well. I think they do; do the book justice in that as long as the director can present the story in an exciting and engrossing way, then its fine by me. Also, Battlefield Earth was complete bullshit, so was the book, mainly because the book was written by the guy who invented Scientology.

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    Re: books to movies

    I still prefer to read books, i love to use my imagination so that the characters and scenes are more vivid. But films are still great, especialy with a mate, and to give your head time to stop throbbing away.

    But occasionally the films are better such as with stephen king books, except the green mile, his books are so slow and tedious, and always about Derry, has anybody else noticed this? There's always something about Derry

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    Re: books to movies

    What makes a good book does not make a good movie and visa versa. How well an adaption works depends on what kind of changes they're willing to make.

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    Re: books to movies

    Well it really depends on the book. Books such as LOTR is really good as a movie as it really is draggy when you read the book. However, some books are never meant to be made into a movie. As for a start, it's because they have to cramp up everything into, well the most 3 hours, thus, cutting out a lot of bits from the books.

    I enjoy imagining what the author is trying to picture, but i'm also a very slow reader

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    Re: books to movies

    I guess it depends who does the screenplay and how it;'s done.
    HP and LOTR were pretty good.
    but some are pretty bad..>.<
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    Re: books to movies

    I have recently heard that there is going to be a movie made of "good omens" by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman. If anyone can tell me if this is true or not I would be eternally grateful. It's like my favorite book ever!
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    Re: books to movies

    Well I guess it depends. Like I never read the Lord of the Ring books, but I really enjoyed the movies. My cousin told me that the books were slow anyway. I suppose the Harry Potter movies are good...no let's redo that. The movies are good it's just they leave out a lot that is in the books. However, I know they cannot put everything in, so I just have to deal .^_^. However, older movies, that no one probably knows which makes me feel old, like Rebecca, the book and the movie were practically the same.

    Oh wait! Years ago I read Ella Enchanted. That book was magnificent, but the movie... *restrains herself* Need I say more?

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