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Old 12-10-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default Films that are better than the book

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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Old 12-10-2009, 10:41 PM   #2
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Forrest Gump.

Bram Stoker's Dracula. (-Keanu Reeves...)
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The Notebook. The book is garbage.
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All of them.







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The Godfather I & II, although the book still rocks
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:20 PM   #6
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Shawshank redemption
agreed
haven't read the book, but there's no way it can be better than the movie
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Fight Club

maybe

Fear and Loathing is Las Vegas is a great adaption too and comes close.
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Blade Runner
English Patient
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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.
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The Rules of Attraction.
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Fight Club
No!
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.
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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
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i loved fight club! i wonder where I put that book ..

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