Books turned into movies...anyone seen a good one?
• United States
9 Nov 06
White Oleander by Janet Finch...both the book and the movie were excellently done. The book was a bit better than the movie, only because, you can only squeeze so much into a two hour film. But Michelle Pfeiffer and Renée Zellweger both played their roles exceptionally well. I would recommend reading the book before seeing the movie. I would recommend reading the book anyway, even if you don't read the movie.
• Manchester, England
9 Nov 06
Books are normally far superior to a movie, after all there are no limitations with a book but even with today's technology we are limited in what we can emulate. There is also the problem that if you read a book you create a mental picture of the characters, so whoever plays the part will certainly get it wrong. I think that the worst example I know is the book by H G Wells entitled First Men in the Moon. This was an excellent science fiction novel, but the film that appeared on TV many years ago portrayed it more like a pantomime.