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Films that are better than the book

Cloudygirl
12-10-2009, 10:34 PM
can't see this thread anywhere but if it does exist, mods please mergify it.

I always think this is an interesting one. I can't think of many -

Shawshank redemption
the shining
maybe silence of the lambs, I wasn't that keen on the book

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Harmless
12-10-2009, 10:41 PM
Forrest Gump.

Bram Stoker's Dracula. (-Keanu Reeves...)

Tommy_Vercetti
12-10-2009, 10:46 PM
The Notebook. The book is garbage.

TMJordan
12-10-2009, 10:54 PM
All of them.







:p

:Zaz:
12-10-2009, 10:59 PM
The Godfather I & II, although the book still rocks :)

Ivanatis
12-10-2009, 11:20 PM
Shawshank redemption


agreed
haven't read the book, but there's no way it can be better than the movie

Henry Chinaski
12-10-2009, 11:20 PM
Fight Club

maybe

Fear and Loathing is Las Vegas is a great adaption too and comes close.

lalaland
12-10-2009, 11:23 PM
Blade Runner
English Patient

Cloudygirl
12-10-2009, 11:24 PM
agreed
haven't read the book, but there's no way it can be better than the movie

It's a short story. It is ok but not a patch on the film imo. I love that film.

shotgun
12-10-2009, 11:28 PM
The Rules of Attraction.

Harmless
12-10-2009, 11:32 PM
Fight Club


No! :speakles:
Well, in some ways. But they were different kind of, and yet equally good.
One of the few cases when the film has as much influence as the book, even though they're not the same.

Ivanatis
12-11-2009, 12:19 AM
It's a short story. It is ok but not a patch on the film imo. I love that film.

hm guess I'm gonna read it soon, me loves it too, guess it's among my top3 movies, in tough fight with Apocalypse Now for the top spot

britbox
12-11-2009, 12:21 AM
Star Wars

theMEESH
12-11-2009, 02:37 AM
i loved fight club! i wonder where I put that book :scratch:..

The color purple

buddyholly
12-11-2009, 02:44 AM
The Bible

Sophocles
12-11-2009, 09:38 AM
Dracula, Fear & Loathing? NO WAY. The Shining, yes. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest perhaps. The Big Sleep & The Maltese Falcon - perhaps. Rebecca, perhaps. The Third Man?

Har-Tru
12-11-2009, 09:42 AM
The Green Mile


Stephen King is a man with brilliant ideas and mediocre writing skills.

rosespower
12-11-2009, 09:52 AM
Fight Club book=film because they are both so good but they use different methods to send the same message.

Echoes
12-11-2009, 10:10 AM
Rear Window. Hitchcock surpasses Irish by far.

But I prefer Highsmith's Strangers on a Train to Hitch's despite tennis. :D

Echoes
12-11-2009, 10:13 AM
The Big Sleep - perhaps.

Haven't read the book. But the version starring Mitchum was better than Bogart's, in my opinion. :yeah:

out_here_grindin
12-11-2009, 04:08 PM
Lord of the Rings

JolánGagó
12-11-2009, 04:36 PM
there is no such a thing.

Minn
12-11-2009, 11:20 PM
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest perhaps. No way! Not even close. The book is much better.

there is no such a thing. I agree almost totally.

The only exception - Chocolat. (The movie is with Johnny Depp but it's not because of him the movie is better.)

Sophocles
12-12-2009, 12:09 AM
[QUOTE=Minn;9402790]No way! Not even close. The book is much better./QUOTE]

The book is good, but it's not one of the greatest of all books. Whereas the film.....

Minn
12-13-2009, 03:55 AM
The book is good, but it's not one of the greatest of all books. Whereas the film..... I agree that it's not one of the greatest of all books. It is very good though. I've read the book several times and I've seen the movie several times. I usually end up watching the movie right after finishing the book and the movie never lives up to my expectations. I know it won lots of awards but there's so much that they left out that I think is so important in the novel.

Vida
12-13-2009, 11:07 AM
gone with the wind, though book is also very good.

Vida
12-13-2009, 11:10 AM
name of the rose.... close call. I liked movie better, but after rereading the book I cant decide.

Vida
12-13-2009, 11:11 AM
the winds of war series is IMO better than the book.

«Ivan»
12-13-2009, 11:20 AM
Lord of the Rings

:eek: can't believe what i saw.

tolkien masterpiece is literary destroyed by those idiotic fairytale childish movies

Bilbo
12-13-2009, 11:23 AM
gone with the wind

Getta
12-13-2009, 11:59 AM
there is no such a thing.

Death in Venice

in this triumph the underlying complexity of movement and feeling achieves complete perfection.

Aenea
12-13-2009, 12:18 PM
Lord of the Rings

Completely agree. I tried reading the book several times and only made it to about page 100, the style, the "songs" everything I just couldn't stand it. Whereas the film is one of my all time favourites fantasy.

Cloudygirl
12-13-2009, 12:33 PM
Lord of the Rings - my vote is for the book

«Ivan»
12-13-2009, 12:39 PM
Completely agree. I tried reading the book several times and only made it to about page 100, the style, the "songs" everything I just couldn't stand it. Whereas the film is one of my all time favourites fantasy.


yes,tough style,unconventional,"songs" are great,everything.tolkien is not danielle steel,brain must be on 300 km/h
'n such a shame you haven't read because you can't compare.

Aenea
12-13-2009, 12:41 PM
yes,tough style,unconventional,"songs" are great,everything.tolkien is not danielle steel,brain must be on 300 km/h
'n such a shame you haven't read because you can't compare.

Who is danielle steel :confused:
and I can compare I read about 100 pages from the book :shrug: this is enough to know I don't like it



P.S. I googled her :) "Best known for her mainstream drama novels" pffff I don't read such books not intersted in that type of books.

Goldenoldie
12-13-2009, 09:19 PM
gone with the wind

Agreed

Also The Wizard of Oz

Gretchen.
12-13-2009, 09:28 PM
Also The Wizard of Oz

:speakles: No! Both equally good.

out_here_grindin
05-10-2012, 05:07 PM
The Hunger games

Gagsquet
05-10-2012, 05:24 PM
The Hunger games

I have to strongly disagree. Hunger games movie is a crap of the highest order.

out_here_grindin
05-10-2012, 05:35 PM
I have to strongly disagree. Hunger games movie is a crap of the highest order.

The book is absurd and poorly written.

Gagsquet
05-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Both are bad but the book is better.

tealeaves
05-10-2012, 11:20 PM
The Hunger games

hell to the naw.

The film has omitted(or tended not to spend too much time in) lots of important parts from the book (lack of background, character development etc.)

Overall it's an underwhelming film

Mjau!
05-11-2012, 01:34 AM
Spiderman

duchuy89
05-11-2012, 06:32 AM
The dark knight!

RIboy
05-11-2012, 07:55 AM
Blade Runner...easily the best movie of all time, way ahead of its time

Pirata.
05-11-2012, 01:05 PM
Both are bad but the book is better.

Agreed.

Another good one, To Kill a Mockingbird. Brilliant book, but the film itself is utter perfection. Gregory Peck was born to play Atticus Finch.

jonathancrane
05-11-2012, 01:09 PM
Drive

tealeaves
05-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Blade Runner...easily the best movie of all time, way ahead of its time

I never knew it was from a book :eek:

tennizen
05-11-2012, 02:01 PM
Forrest Gump.

Mjau!
05-11-2012, 09:10 PM
Completely agree. I tried reading the book several times and only made it to about page 100, the style, the "songs" everything I just couldn't stand it. Whereas the film is one of my all time favourites fantasy.

It took me about 300 pages to get into it, but then I really enjoyed it.

Jackson's trilogy went downhill after the first film, imo.

Arkulari
05-11-2012, 10:50 PM
Blade Runner and The Shawshank Redemption are cinematic masterpieces, the books are great but the films took the characters to a new dimension.

Tolkien's world is FAR too rich to be condensed in the three movies, those were great but LOTR was much more than they showed.

Hellraiser I is far better than "The Hellbound Heart" IMO, the rest of the movies of the franchise went from good to absolute crap and let's not even talk about "The Midnight Meat Train" which was a complete slaughter of Barker's works.

BigJohn
05-12-2012, 03:07 PM
TLOTR. The books are long and boring to the max, the extended movie trilogy is a masterpiece.

The Hunger Games is equally good. The gore was better in the book, the extra scenes in the movie covered for that.

Thanos
05-13-2012, 02:38 PM
fight club

BauerAlmeida
06-11-2012, 12:35 AM
"V for Vendetta" maybe.