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(A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) Bad Beginning

When I read book 1 I felt that the schadenfreude for the pre-clearasil set was a bit over the top and that the book sort of appealed to our baser natures.

However the Jim Carey movie put it squarely in the comedy camp. A sort of literary slap-stick. While this was somewhat understated in book 1, I felt that the movie accentuated the comedic elements and kept the overall story lighter and somehow more enjoyable.

It's one of the first times in a long time that I genuinely felt that the movie was better than the book.

Stephen
1 year ago
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This book has been made into a movie two times

Ben-Hur, by William Wallace

Wm. Wallace was a Union general during the Civil War, after the war he became the Governor of the New Mexico Territory, and it while he was at that post in the 1880's that he wrote Ben Hur: A Tale of Christ.

William T. Poulos

William P.
3 years ago
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(3 years ago)Sorry, the author of Ben Hur was Lew Wallace. William Wallace was the one in Braveheart. Lew Wallace also wrote The Fair God, about Mexico at the time of the Spanish Conquest, which would make a spectacular movie
Margaret H.
The Horse Whisperer

Huge dissapointment! In the book you connected with the truck driver, so you didn't blame him. In the movie it was all his fault! Alternate ending, What was that!? I had to go back and re-read the book to restore my faith in the author!

Jen
3 years ago
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Coraline

One of my favorite books, Neil Gaiman's Coraline, has been made into a movie. Whats more, while they left out my favorite part of the book (the story that Coraline writes) they didn't ruin the story. In fact, I actually liked the movie a lot.

Efreak
3 years ago
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(3 years ago)I have the audio book of this and it is read by one of my favourite comedians, Dawn French, I was so glad she was incorporated into the movie too
Providence
jack ketchum

jack ketchum has a few books made into movies

red
the girl next door
offspring

they were all good, offspring the book was better then the movie

shauns
4 years ago
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(4 years ago)'The English Patient' made and excellent movie but the book left me cold.
Penny
(4 years ago)..Well, classical we have the Harry Potter books which are made into movies ! ;O but they're definitly not as good as the books. The twilight saga, which are much better in books ;L I guess My Sisters Keeper is better as book too, only seen the movie ! ;@ The Eragon books are MUCH MUCH better than the movie and The Princess Diarys too ;s I don't think I've seen a movie which was better than the book ! sounds unbelievably too me, but maybe somewhere there is one (; Any of you experienced that ??
Bille
Interview with the Vampire

I saw this movie when I was about 13 and really loved it. Usually you read a book first, then see the movie, but this movie helped me discover a love of Anne Rice. I would save my allowance and buy one of her books every few weeks. Interview with the vampire as a movie was very well done, with Kirstin Dunst as an amazing Claudia. Even though she was much older than Claudia in the book, i feel that she brought the character nicely through the innocence of childhood into womanhood. Brad Pitt as Louis was heartbreaking at times in his internal conflict and Tom Cruise as Lestat brought a great aristocratic flair. Even though a few elements were removed such as Lestat's father living with him, and the death of Louis's brother, all in all it doesnt stray far from the book. Having the author write the screenplay doesnt hurt either

Carrie
4 years ago
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Water for Elephants

I've heard relatively little about the adaptation for Sara Gruen : Water for Elephants, starring Christolph Waltz, Reese Witherspoon, and Robert Pattinson. I really enjoyed the book, so I'm looking forward to it. Will this book make a good movie?

Susan
4 years ago
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Cold Mountain

As a rule, I will not both read a book and watch the corresponding movie. I am almost always disappointed. There are few exceptions: the Harry Potter books/movies would be one and I enjoy both. I read 'Cold Mountain' and thought it was pretty good. I then decided to watch the movie because of all the award buzz...MAJOR MISTAKE. This movie was such a huge disappointment. I cannot even begin to describe what a pathetic movie it turned out to be. I think the screenwriter put the book in a blender, dumped the shredded pages on a table, pushed the mess around a bit, copied the result and called it a screenplay...horrid.
I was also disappointed with the movie result of 'Fried Green Tomatoes'.

Monika
4 years ago
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