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Re: General Discussion on Books and Movie to book adaptations

Postby debussygirl » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:18 pm

LadyViolet wrote:1. harry potter films first 2 alright after that ARGH!!

Yes! Finally someone who agrees with me!! Everyone seems to love all the HP films, but it's like, huh? Are you serious? After the second one they all suck! That's why I wasn't mad at all when HP6 got moved up until July and Twilight moved in a few weeks early, because I have a really good feeling that the movie for Twilight won't suck.
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Re: General Discussion on Books and Movie to book adaptations

Postby Spartan » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:13 pm

I am soooo glad I found this thread! Like everyone I know tells me not to watch Film adaptions of book because they annoy me so much. I don't wanna say it but I think I am really not going to like twilight. :?
I really think that ragdoll has the right Idea I just can't stop going "What the hell? This never fricking Happened!" when I watch stuff.
Everyone I've ever talked to about it thought that the Eragon movie couldn't have been liked less if they'd killed off all the main characters, introduced the teletubbies and had a tribute to Hitler in it. So that one people always understand. But about other films people just don't get it, but now I've read this thread i am really happy to know that other people hate the HP films too, But tell me - aren't you all gonna see the next 3 anyway? I am.

dandyvampgirl_13 wrote:Lord of the RIngs was EPIC. I watched the movies first, cuz they came out when I was 10, and wouldn't have understood the books, but when I finally did read them, I was happy with how much they kept. Course, I can still point out EVERY differentiation from the books. But it all fit together really well into one of the most epic movies ever!
Eragon- ... Holy crap. Honestly, I love the books. Theyre not the best ever, but theyre still really good (am I the only one who's read Brisingr???) but the MOVIE. ARGH. That was painful! They took about half the plot and matched it up with a new plot that hardly made sense, and nothing truely felt like the book did! They definately could have done a better job.
But last, and not least, the most painful adaption...
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
That. Was. Horrible. Honestly, it should even be NAMED after the Dark is Rising. The book is too good to be degraded with such a horrible movie. Not even Susan Cooper, the author, liked it. At all. They took maybe, two plot points, screwed everything else, tried to modernize it (this book CANNOT be modernized) and added new thins that never ever existed and made NO sense. I was in tears, it was that bad. *shudders*

I assume you all think I'm too harsh a critic, but that's just how I am. I'm a die hard book fan. (And The Seeker really did suck)
Which is why I doubt I'm going to like Twilight.


I totally agree with everything you said there - but I haven't seen The Dark Is Rising yet but I saw the Advert and Thought " Uhhhhhh WHAT?"
I don't think that you're a harsh critic - I am probobly worse.

well yeh - that's all i can think of for the moment - but to let you know, there's a Inheritance trilogy thread somewhere if you want to take a look at it.
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Re: General Discussion on Books and Movie to book adaptations

Postby dandyvampgirl_13 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:47 pm

^^ Thank you for agreeing with me on Twilight. I really doubt I'll like it. Specially after the new trailer.
I've been threatend with duct tape during the entire movie. I literally am not allowed to talk during it.
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Re: General Discussion on Books and Movie to book adaptations

Postby Spartan » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:00 pm

^^ I think my Friends usually want to do that to me but I doubt I'll be that bad - I'll probobly be sittin with my mouth open thinking " Oh they did NOT just ..." etc lol
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Re: General Discussion on Books and Movie to book adaptations

Postby vampman » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:06 pm

dandyvampgirl_13,

I could not agree more with Eragon. The movie was a travesty! Brsingr was very good. Although I thought it was supposed to be the last one. Now we have to wait a few more years for that series to finish!

Lord Of The Rings were great book to movie adaptations. The only thing is, I wish they would have left Tom Bombadill in the movie. What a strange and interesting creature he was!
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Re: General Discussion on Books and Movie to book adaptations

Postby JenJen2112 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:25 am

books are always better! period! I do see movies that are adapted from books but I don't try to compare because I know I'll just be disappointed
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Re: General Discussion on Books and Movie to book adaptations

Postby roseaurora » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:44 am

I used to think that there was no way I would ever like a movie version of a story better than the actual book, but there is one exception: Shawshank Redemption!

It is based on a short story by Steven King, and seriously.... movie is better! Granted they expanded the story quite a bit which helped (it is a 2.5 hour movie from a 106 page novella)
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Re: General Discussion on Books and Movie to book adaptations

Postby JenJen2112 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:41 am

ohh forgot about Shawshank Redemption...that is an excellent movie
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Re: General Discussion on Books and Movie to book adaptations

Postby debussygirl » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:01 pm

Inkheart.
Amazing book, more for pre-teens but I love it anyway. The movie was pretty good and fairly close up until the end. It made me so upset that Dustfinger got sent back! I guess they wanted closure for the movie or something, but it still disappointed me because now there's no hope for Inkspell to be a movie without completely ruining the whole series.
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Re: General Discussion on Books and Movie to book adaptations

Postby pennybug84 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:33 pm

book to movie adaptation is always hard. how do you take a book (like Twilight 500+ pages) into a 2 hour movie? it stinks how some stuff has to be left out & changed (why oh why couldn't it have been 3 hours?)

for example I've been reading the Anne of Green Gables series for the 1st time in probably 10 years. I've seen the movies a couple times & most recently & it amazed me how many differences/changes/added stuff there were in this series compared to the book! I couldn't beleive that something like Anne would be changed so much. I guess it really is a hard thing to do.
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