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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-28 11:11 AM 
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Movies That People Say Are Just Plain Better Than The Books They Were Based On

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From: Freeman54Jun-28 2:51 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 48) 
 6111.2 in reply to 6111.1 

I've seen the movie version of 6 of the books mentioned and thought they were all pretty good.

The Book Thief, The Devil Wears Prada, Carrie, The Martian, Divergent, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest






From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-28 5:03 PM 
To: Freeman54  (3 of 48) 
 6111.3 in reply to 6111.2 

I loved Carrie and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest


From: LvlSlgrJun-28 9:40 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 48) 
 6111.4 in reply to 6111.1 

Gone Girl ... After I finished the book I just sat here wondering, "Really?" It just didn't make sense to me. Then a friend told me that was one book where you really needed to see the movie before reading the book. So I saw the movie and read the book again. She was right. The second time around it made sense.

The Martian ... I really think the movie flowed better. But then, if I recall correctly, the book was really written more like the character was keeping a journal.

Divergent ... I remember while watching the movie there were things they changed that bothered me. Things that didn't change the outcome but I just didn't understand why they felt like they needed to change them. One thing that did stand out to me is that in the book Tris is described as being very petite and small and in my mind that was part of why she was picked on. But Shailene Woodley, the actress who played her, is 5' 8". 

There are others in the list where I read the book and saw the movie, but I really don't have opinions on those.


From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-28 9:43 PM 
To: LvlSlgr  (5 of 48) 
 6111.5 in reply to 6111.4 

I think, generally speaking, most books are better than then movies.  but that's just my 2 cents worth  :-)



From: Freeman54Jun-29 8:22 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 48) 
 6111.6 in reply to 6111.5 

I agree.  It can't be an easy task to condense an entire book to fit into a 2 hour movie.


From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-29 9:21 AM 
To: Freeman54  (7 of 48) 
 6111.7 in reply to 6111.6 

Exactly!  way too may details get left out.  Besides which, I don't always like the actors/actresses playing the roles.  My imagination  usually always comes up with better :-)


The one book I read that was later on TV was Lonesome Dove ... I loved all the characters.. they were perfect for the parts they played.  I loved the book ... loved the TV movie  :-)


From: Cortland (KA5S) DelphiPlus Member IconJul-7 9:55 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 48) 
 6111.8 in reply to 6111.1 

But you can't take them into the bathroom while occupied on its throne.



Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Vorki was asked what constitutes a true Jew.

He said: “Three things are fitting for us: upright kneeling, silent screaming, motionless dance.”


From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-7 12:49 PM 
To: Cortland (KA5S) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 48) 
 6111.9 in reply to 6111.8 

LOL!  Hadn't thought about that .. but it's so true ! 



From: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member IconJul-12 12:19 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 48) 
 6111.10 in reply to 6111.1 
The only one on that list I liked the movie better was V for Vendetta.




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