Books Into Movies.

United States
October 7, 2007 8:37pm CST
Are there any books that you have read that you would love to see be made into a movie. There are tons for me! Here are a few I wouldn't mind seeing on the silver screen. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (Stephen King) My Brother Sam Is Dead Contest (Matthew Reilly) Riptide (Catherine Coultir) and ALL of Michael Connellys Books
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
Being a Stephen King fan, there are a couple of books I would love to see turned into movies. The first is 'The Talisman', and the other, which couldn't be made as one movie, being so big, is 'The Dark Tower' series. There are also several of King's books that have been made into movies which need to be remade, because the first attemps have been terrible!
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• United States
9 Oct 07
I'm a King fan too, but I'm not sure if I know what The Talisman is. I read one book of the Dark Tower series (wolves of the calla) and I LOVED it! I would love for it to be turned into a movie too! It would be the next Lord of the Rings if they did it right. I agree that a lot of the Stephen King movies are no good. Often cheesy and just stupid! lol.
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
10 Oct 07
The Talisman is about a 12yr old lad, who makes his way across America, in this world and like a parallel world, in search of a powerful talisman with which he can cure his mother who is dying of cancer. It is quite a journey, and he meets some interesting characters along the way, some trying to help, others trying to prevent him reaching this Talisman! I'd say that if the Dark Tower were made in the same way as the Rings were, it would be brilliant!
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• United States
10 Oct 07
Oh. I think I have heard of The Talisman.Is there a second book to it? A sequel? yes! I think the Dark Towers would be HUGE if it was done like Lord of the Rings. I can already tell you I would be a big fan
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@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Books I'd like to see made into movies: The Deathgate novels by Weis & Hickman The Sandman Comics by Gaiman
• United States
10 Oct 07
Oh. What are The DeathGate novels? I've never heard of them but they def. sound intriguing. I think I can figure out what The Sandman is about, but I've never heard of that one either =P hehe.
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• United States
10 Oct 07
WOW! That all sounds very interesting. I'm kind of into fantasy. it isn't my favorite genre...but I enjoy Harry Pooter (book and movies), Lord of the Ring (movies), and stuff like that. Maybe I'll look intp the Deathgate novels. Now is the Sandman one an actual book or comic book?
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• United States
10 Oct 07
It's a graphic novel... Look don't let the "comic book" bit throw you. This shtuff is so good, and took home so many rewards that members of a particular literary guild got so pizzed that they rewrote their bylaws so that never again could mere "comic books" win all the awards. Seriously, check it out, the artwork is fantastic (well, artwork varies, he uses a couple of different artists), but the dialogue and narration reads like prose... There are several spinoffs, but you want to read the 11 or so editions of the main series. Awesome stuff.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Dragonriders of Pern - Anne McCaffrey American Gods - Neil Gammin (he wrote Starfall) Enders Game - Orson Scott Card
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• United States
8 Oct 07
O...Dragonriders of Pern. that sounds interesting. And Enders Game. What are they about?
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Rather than try to discribe a whole novel in Card's case or a whole SERIES of novels in Dragonriders, I'll just send you links to look them up yourself. But let us just say that these writers/books have won awards! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Scott_Card http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_McCaffrey
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• United States
9 Oct 07
Wow. Enders Game sounds like it could be scary? Is it like a horror story?
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@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
8 Oct 07
I am actually really looking forward to seeing the Kite Runner as a movie. I think it comes out in November of this year. I'm also looking forward to the other Harry Potter books being made into movies. I would like if they would make The Lovely Bones into a movie. I think it would be a great suspense. I'm sure there are lots more but I can't think of another right now.
• United States
8 Oct 07
So the Kite Runner is being made into a movie? I've never heard of it. What's it about? :)
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• United States
11 Oct 07
"The Kite Runner" should be a great movie. I loved that book and his newest one too, "A Thousand Splendid Suns," which would also make a great movie. I just finished "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer, which is going to be coming out as a movie shortly, and I can't wait to see that movie! It's a terrific book based on a true story.
• United States
11 Oct 07
I've never heard of any of these books, but all their titles are intriguing!! lol. Into the Wild...that sounds familiar (as a movie). Do you have any movie details on it; who's in it, when it's coming out, etc?
@surajpkn (584)
• India
9 Oct 07
Well, the directors are really making a good job translating books into visuals in the form of movies. Some of those i really enjoyed are Silence of the lambs, The godfather, Zodiac, Da vinci code etc. Though they were not exactly too equal to the books, they definitely were a real treat for the eyes and depicted the characters very finely.
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• United States
11 Oct 07
I thought that the movie "The Da Vinci Code" was a little disappointing; it just did not capture the book (for me). I guess it would be better if you saw the movie first, then read the book. Can't wait for Dan Brown's next book.
• United States
11 Oct 07
*Don't hate me* I haven't read The Davinci Code...lol. I saw the movie, and it was okay. It wasn't as great as everyone made it out to be though. I love To Hanks, but not one of his best movies ever! I have no doubt the book is probably better! lol.
@ggaaiill (196)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
Oh yeah, there are some books, i would love the see "THE FOG" i read that book when I was in high school. I forgotten the author though. There are some books that I've read and were made in to a movie like charlie and the chocolate factory.
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• United States
8 Oct 07
The Fog? Like the horror story? That was made into a movie. There is an old movie and a remake of a movie called The Fog. But it might nto be the same story X.X hehe.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 07
i love this type of movie .. whenever i finsish watching a movie with a book. . i sometimes go head out and look for that book to know mor about the movie . . :) its really fun because soem things in the book where not included int he movie so its makes things moch more interesting
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
So far, the only book that I would love to be made into movie was Jeffrey Archer's Kane and Abel. Though I've read that it was made into a tv series long ago, I would love to see it on the big screen. The story is really heart-warming, a drama and series of events that both characters didn't noticed that they were actually destined to help each other.
• United States
11 Oct 07
Oh that's interesting. Is it set in biblical times or present time?
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
It's set during the 2nd World War, so I guess it's still set on present time!;) The title of the story was about their names, I really find it catchy and very intriguing at the same time!;)
• United States
11 Oct 07
It's a WWII book called Kane and Abel? That is really interesting! What's it really about? War buddies?
@zidlore (251)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
For One More Day by Mitch Albom. It is really inspiring, and I would really love to watch it in the big screen.
• United States
9 Jul 08
I'll check it out! What's it about? I've never heard of the book or the author O.o
@zidlore (251)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
Mitch Albom is also the author of Tuesdays with Morrie and Five People You Meet in Heaven. These three books are really awesome! It's almost impossible to read the whole of one of the three books without getting your eyes wet.
• United States
9 Jul 08
Okay, I have heard of The Five People You Meet In Heaven, in fact my mom bought the movie. But I have never read or seen it.
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
17 Oct 07
I would love to see Anne Rice's vampires and mayfair witches come to life! some of them have already made into movies like Interview with the Vampire and Queen of the Damned but I stillwant to see more. I want to watch a movie about Lestat's life, Pandora, The Tale of the Body Thief, Taltos, and of course the story of the Mayfair Witches. her novels are just so amazing and interesting and I'm sure it will be a hit when made into a movie. and then i also would like to see LM Montgomery's Anne Shirley to come to life. I just love Anne Shirley series. its very classic. it can be compared to Little Women, Princess Sara and Secret Garden. ^__^
• United States
17 Oct 07
Oh! Vampires and certain witches scare me X.X lol. I can't watch vampire movies, they are just too scary! I am currently watching a vampire show called Moonlight, but only because the lead vampire is good lol.
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
if the vampire is tom cruise and bradd pitt you wouldnt be scared. ^__^
• United States
19 Oct 07
Yeah huh! lol. Aren't they bad vampires in that movie? =P I don't like bad vampires =P But it's okay! You should check out Moonlight...this vampire is also Hotttt! lol.
@wrioter (43)
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
I like:The Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick) Love in the time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) Moby D*ck (Herman Merville) Harry Potter 3 (JK Rowling) for plays:The Streetcar Named Desire (with the dashing Marlon Brando) I know I have a lot in mind but I always forget I'm sorry. I'll update you guys soon.
• United States
9 Jul 08
I've only read the Harry Potter book, but that already is a movie O.o did you mean Harry Potter 5? That is the next one that needs to come out. So far I've enjoyed the Harry Potter movies and books. I haven't read the last book; I have it, but haven't even started it lol I'm not sure I would enjoy something like A Clockwork Orange, might disturb me a little too much! x.x