on 10:35PM at Jun 15th, 2009
I have just a few weeks ago got around to watching the movie twilight and was disapionted to find that my friends were correct. the movie did not do the book justice. I find that happens alot with movies. though they are well produced they rarely live up to my expectations. Am i the only one? What do you guys think, are the movies just as good as the book or do they fall short? Do you know of any movies that met your expectations. I think the lord of the rings did a wonderful job but no others come to mind. What about you? Let me know.
on 08:04PM at Jun 30th, 2009
if you know how to change the title please let me know i cant figure it out lol i did not even notice that i had done that
on 03:32PM at Jul 3rd, 2009
I really struggle with having the motication to read a book after I've seen the movie. Coz it already feels like I've read the book really. I mean I'm not going to start reading the harry potter books now I've seen the films!! It would completely spoil it. I really regret seeing movies like memoirs of a geisha, little women, romeo and juliet, because I've missed out on the books now. I think if you read a book after seeing a film it is a dissapointment. Perhaps the first thing you experience always seems the best, which would be natural i suppose because both mediums are an experience of being told a story and you lose that.
I read the lemony snicket bookes when i was younger and when i took my friend (who haden't read them) to see the film she thort it was great, but i thort it was crap- compared to the books.
on 08:37PM at Jul 25th, 2009
Don't worry about your title I think everyone knows what you ment,
When steven king saw the stanley kubrick " The Shining" he didn't like it so later he remade it and stayed more true to the book. Kubricks version became a classic an the later one sxxxed. Anyway movies I thought worked....where the heart is from book w/ same name Stand By Me from the book The Body and Bladerunner from the book Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep bv Phillip k ****.
on 10:30PM at Jul 25th, 2009
I just remembered the shawshank redemption based on novella by stephen king
on 03:08PM at Sep 23rd, 2009
i should be ashamed to admit that i've read a few books based on movies.. or maybe it was just one. but i reeally liked encino man. the book wasn't nearly as good as the movie though.
(yeah i know this is actually meant to be about movies based on books and stuff)
on 08:28AM at Nov 22nd, 2009
Yeah I agree that the movies are NEVER as good as the books x
on 02:32PM at Nov 22nd, 2009
I have to agree that the book tends to be better than the movie,i recently read Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh and i have to say the movie was nearly as good as the book.
on 10:39AM at Sep 28th, 2010
You can't evaluate books and films toghether because they have different aspects even when they have the same idea.
I know a lot of movies based on the books that are directed perfectly. For example 99 franc by Beigbeder, Fight club by Pallaniuk, The snows of Kilimandjaro by Ernest Hemingway and etc. but still I admit that books have different destination, when you read you are able to analyze the text and consider the concept, but movie is more for entertainment.
on 10:53AM at Sep 28th, 2010
I am with you, books just don't do movies justice. There has only been one time I have read the book and seen the movie that I thought movie was better, that was Peter Pan, I thought the book was a little more violent and mean than what happened in the movie.
I hate to say this, but I was disappointed with the Lord of Rings movies when comparing them to the books. If I watch the movies and forge the books, it is fine. If I compare them, I get angry. I was especially sad that they did not have the Cleansing of the Shire in the Movie. I loved that part of the book because the Hobbits had to take what they learned in the world and apply it to their own little world, the Shire.
Often if I have read the book, I skip the movie - keeps me from getting mad that way!
on 02:18PM at Feb 16th, 2011
I think that we shouldn't go into the movie house expecting a word per word translation of the things we've read in the books. That's unfair and ultimately rob you of the chance to enjoy the movie.
on 08:18PM at Jan 22nd, 2013
The written word can be a lot more subtle than film or narration. I think a lot is lost in the translation that you can't quite capture with visuals and/or sound.
So for me the majority of books will usually trump the film.
Except for maybe Trainspotting or Fight Club. Those films did the books justice I think.
on 09:21AM at Feb 2nd, 2013
anthony hopikins was awesome as hannibal lecter and it was a great film on its own but the silence of the lambs, red dragon and hannibal even hanniba. rising where just such great books thomas harris prose style is so evocative and the detail is sublime there is a sort of poetry to his discriptions the only real place to see the movie for me is in my own minds eye i think people need to remember that the words "baseD ON" are so important jaws by peter benchley is also an amzing book and very different film both equally good in their own right
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