Books turned into movies...anyone seen a good one?

@juicemilk (2291)
Australia
November 8, 2006 6:41pm CST
Usually the books are way better than the movies, but has anyone come across one where they liked the movie better? I read the book Jaws, and it was so incredibly boring! I was really disappointed!
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@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
9 Nov 06
Queen of the Damned..
@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
is that Anne Rice? I read Interview With the Vampire, but have to say I liked the movie better, the book was a bit boring
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Yes...Anne Rice. A wonderful book and movie. Phenominal acting and affects.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
9 Nov 06
A walk to remember was first a book and then a movie. I personally prefered the movie over the book...real tear jerker.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Yes it was. I agree with the movie being better than the book, and it is rare that I would say that.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
WHITE OLEANDER BY JANET FINCH - White Oleander Book Cover
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.
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@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
hmm okay, I think I will add it to my list too :) Going to be getting pretty long soon I think!
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Glad you added it to your list. You won't be disappointed.
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• United States
26 Nov 06
I didn't know there was a book for that movie. I'll have to read it because I thought the movie was pretty good.
• United States
9 Nov 06
Fight Club!!! Chuck Palahniuk is an AWESOME author! They were rumored to be making a motion picture from the book "Invisible Monsters" which is my FAVORITE! If you haven't, you should read that book!
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@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
I dont think I knew FIght Club was a book! I will add that to my list :)
@vhansen (2035)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Actually I liked 'the Green Mile' better than the book.Funny I liked Jaws the book.The only difference was seeing just how big a 25 ft. shark really was.Wow,my imagination wasn't THAT good.;-)
@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
Acutally The Green Mile was an excellent movie, would still say I like the book better though. And yeah the shark was huge! lol
@Asylum (45438)
• 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.
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@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
I think my worst one was The Power of One by Bryce Courtney, they removed one of the main characters, and it was just disappointing
• India
9 Nov 06
Many books are now coming into movies.I think most famous one is the harry potter stories.I like the movie davinci code which is close to its storie line in the book.
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
I am one of those people who if they read the book, does not see the movie and vice versa. They are never the same and I end up completely disappointed, so I choose one or the other but not both of them. :)
@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
I could never do that, I always have to see/read both :) just to see
@shooie (4989)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I liked Narnia book and movie form.
@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
oh good one, I can't remember if I've even read the book acutally? That was on my list from last year, I think I should really start writing this down!
@shellyrios (1215)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Yes, Pride and Prejudice......
@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
I haven't seen or read Pride and Prejudice, that sort of thing doesn't really interest me much. Which one though? The BBC one? Or the latest one with Keira Knightley in it?
@khan_jee (1053)
• Pakistan
26 Nov 06
no
@KrauseHome (31966)
• United States
26 Nov 06
Well, a lot of Stephen Kings books are great. And a lot of his Books are just as good. So I would say I really like the Movies that are from his books. Especially like Tommy Knockers or The Green Mile.
@pinkdelyt (192)
• Philippines
15 Nov 06
A Walk To Remember. The Notebook. They're good ones.
@firelight (1859)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
I'm going to say Pirates of the Caribbean, but that's based completely on the fact that I can't read Spanish!
@beekash (45)
9 Nov 06
ya i've seen a movie about first gulf war where british special force where captured its bravo 2 zero. its better then the book by andy macnabe