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Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 7:50 PM


Highly recommended

Tiggerdb  (Level: 82.2 - Posts: 37)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 8:18 PM

The book is excellent. The movie, while good on its own, does not do the book justice. If you want to both read the book and watch the movie, I recommend that you watch the movie before you read the book.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 8:27 PM

Thanks. I rented the movie recently but haven't read the book yet.

Wordster  (Level: 155.7 - Posts: 892)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 3:58 AM

When does a movie ever do the book justice?

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 4:21 AM

A book stimulates the imagination....we each have our own idea
of the scenery and what the characters look like....
It also gives a lot of detail about the characters' thoughts and emotions

Movies stimulate the visual representation of the characters and places.
And there is never enough time for all the details contained in a book.

I remember being SOOOO disappointed when colour TV came along.
Nothing was nearly as vivid and colourful as I had seen it - in my mind's eye

Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 6:15 AM

I think the movie "To kill a Mockingbird" was a very good representation of a very wonderful novel.

Joanneeberlin  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 686)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 6:55 AM

I thought the Color Purple was a great novel and the movie became one of my favorites. Excellent cast and music. Just loved it.


Odge  (Level: 32.4 - Posts: 24)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 7:52 AM

I think Peter Jackson did a great job with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, but then I could be biased.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 10:11 AM

The Dead Zone by Stephen King translated well on film and I love the series - My favorite Stephen King novel, "The Stand" however was a travesty.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 10:20 AM

I'll watch a movie if I've read the book. I won't read the book if I've seen the movie, unless it's non-fiction.

Donleigh  (Level: 145.9 - Posts: 4974)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 11:02 AM

Non-fiction movie or book?

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 11:36 AM

The Devil Wears Prada was the funniest book I ever read and maybe the not-so-funniest movie, even with my favorite actress.

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