What's the best book to film sci-fi (or SF) transition and..

United States
December 16, 2006 11:10pm CST
I was trying to think of books in the genre that faithfully made it into film and pleased the readers. I can think of some good films, but not many where the story line wasn't jazzed up somewhat or changed to the point where we wouldn't have recognised it without the title. Epic disasters such as Dune for instance. Some of my favourite stories are dated now. Eon for instance, background was the cold war... Second War Of the Worlds, or maybe 2001 are all I can think of. SF, Fellowship Of the Ring is a stand out, but I liked Tom Bombadil and the following two make me want to punch someone out. So what books would you like to see in film if they can stay true to the story an keep the readers happy?
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
18 Dec 06
I don't read sci-fi books much. But I like the Dune movies, although I never read the books. I tried but I didn't like they way the first book started out, so I just gave it up.
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• United States
18 Dec 06
what kinda books do you read if any and which one would you like to see as a movie? I just recently finished a humorous horror book called Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez I'd LOVE to see as a movie! lol
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I just got done reading the biography of Edgar Cayce by Thomas Surge and I think it'd make a good movie. I mostly read romance novels alot. But this book recommended by my husband, so I read it and loved it.
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• United States
19 Dec 06
wow Edgar Cayce, considered America's most documented psychic, yeah that WOULD be an interesting movie :-)
@starr4all (2865)
18 Dec 06
I don't read a whole lot of sci-fi. I did like dune and I read quite a few of the series. But I find that most movies are disappointing when they are made from books. Something is lacking in the movie that was in the book.
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• United States
19 Dec 06
true, reading a book allows your imagination to conjure images but when the movie imagery doesn't match what you envisioned its disappointing
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
18 Dec 06
ET I cant wait for the Hobbit
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18 Dec 06
they did an animated version of J. R. R. Tolkien's the Hobbit, it was pretty good and followed well with the book. Not sure how a real version would come out, guess it would depend on the director and his or hers interpretation of the book.