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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 11:04 AM
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16. OOO!!! Good call
I remember I loved the book (I was 17 at the time - read it on our class trip to Hershey Park), but the movie blew it away.
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  -Need help! Movies that were better than the books Patiod  Aug-17-07 08:47 AM   #0 
  - Godfather I and II.  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-17-07 08:49 AM   #1 
  - OK, that's a good one nt  Patiod   Aug-17-07 08:54 AM   #2 
  - Jaws  edbermac   Aug-17-07 08:55 AM   #3 
  - OOO!!! Good call  Patiod   Aug-17-07 11:04 AM   #16 
  - The Orchid Thief, but I loved the book too.  applegrove   Aug-17-07 09:10 AM   #4 
  - The Shining  SouthoftheBorderPaul   Aug-17-07 09:20 AM   #5 
  - Gotta disagree with you there - I liked the book MUCH, much better.  kath   Aug-17-07 11:05 AM   #17 
  - Nope, the book was MUCH better  Mad_Dem_X   Aug-17-07 12:43 PM   #29 
     - Excuse me, but I think I'm entitled to like the movie better.  SouthoftheBorderPaul   Aug-17-07 01:11 PM   #36 
  - Lord of the Rings trilogy. nt.  IndianaJones   Aug-17-07 09:24 AM   #6 
  - mmmmm..... I can see why you would say that  Dragonbreathp9d   Aug-17-07 09:27 AM   #7 
  - It opened up a much wider audience. nt.  IndianaJones   Aug-17-07 09:31 AM   #9 
  - Thats a good point  Dragonbreathp9d   Aug-17-07 09:38 AM   #12 
     - Lots of fans of the books criticize him, and there were parts...  IndianaJones   Aug-17-07 09:40 AM   #13 
  - Ooops this was meant for #6  Reciprocity   Aug-18-07 11:40 AM   #49 
  - Actually - that's one my colleague suggested  Patiod   Aug-17-07 11:09 AM   #21 
  - I'm biased because I hated the movies (unless you mean the animated films, which were cute)  jobycom   Aug-17-07 12:49 PM   #31 
  - Only if you never liked the books anyway.  billyskank   Aug-18-07 11:11 AM   #48 
  - Enchanted April  Shakespeare   Aug-17-07 09:28 AM   #8 
  - And that version was better than the earlier one.  CBHagman   Aug-17-07 12:02 PM   #26 
  - Blade Runner  calipendence   Aug-17-07 09:36 AM   #10 
  - I disagree about Blade Runner - I think both the book and the movie were masterpieces  EstimatedProphet   Aug-17-07 11:10 AM   #22 
  - I agree that they were both great works...  calipendence   Aug-17-07 11:16 AM   #23 
  - That's the first one that popped into my mind, as well. nm  dicksteele   Aug-19-07 05:36 PM   #62 
  - The Perfect Storm  seemunkee   Aug-17-07 09:37 AM   #11 
  - One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest  BOSSHOG   Aug-17-07 09:41 AM   #14 
  - This is a joke, right?  bob_weaver   Aug-18-07 10:56 AM   #45 
     - I guess its a good thing  BOSSHOG   Aug-19-07 08:08 AM   #56 
        - The movie completely misses the two main points of the book  bob_weaver   Aug-19-07 11:07 AM   #57 
           - Wow  BOSSHOG   Aug-20-07 06:51 AM   #63 
  - A couple from Stephen King  DuStrange   Aug-17-07 10:03 AM   #15 
  - She won't accept Stephen King as an answer  Patiod   Aug-17-07 11:08 AM   #20 
     - "won't accept Stephen King"?  Mad_Dem_X   Aug-17-07 12:44 PM   #30 
        - I should be clearer: has never read him or seen a movie  Patiod   Aug-17-07 01:21 PM   #38 
  - "The Hours"  terrya   Aug-17-07 11:06 AM   #18 
  - Your colleague is right probably 99% of the time. I saw a great t-shirt in a catalog once:  kath   Aug-17-07 11:07 AM   #19 
  - Mysterious Skin  SPQR   Aug-17-07 11:21 AM   #24 
  - Saw the movie recently.....  Jade Fox   Aug-19-07 01:43 PM   #59 
  - Slightly OT- Has anyone both read and seen "The Namesake"?  Peake   Aug-17-07 11:34 AM   #25 
  - I didn't care for it  seemunkee   Aug-17-07 12:26 PM   #27 
     - Thanks!  Peake   Aug-17-07 01:06 PM   #34 
  - High Fidelity  Mr. Blonde   Aug-17-07 12:34 PM   #28 
  - I agree about the movie being far superior to the book, but I don't like...  mitchum   Aug-18-07 10:28 AM   #43 
  - I can think of a lot that were equal, but only a couple that were better  jobycom   Aug-17-07 12:55 PM   #32 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-17-07 12:55 PM   #33 
  - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.  bamacrat   Aug-17-07 01:09 PM   #35 
  - The Wizard of Oz.  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-17-07 01:14 PM   #37 
  - Nicely put, Bornaginhooligan  Patiod   Aug-17-07 01:22 PM   #39 
  - A Time Magazine article late last year does this comparison...  calipendence   Aug-18-07 10:09 AM   #40 
  - Fight Club  swag   Aug-18-07 10:24 AM   #41 
  - "High Fidelity", "The Ice Storm" and, of course, "The Godfather"  mitchum   Aug-18-07 10:24 AM   #42 
  - "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" The book blew chunks.  Aristus   Aug-18-07 10:33 AM   #44 
  - My dear Patiod!  CaliforniaPeggy   Aug-18-07 11:02 AM   #46 
  - The Empire Strikes Back. :)  DarkTirade   Aug-18-07 11:08 AM   #47 
  - The Hunt for Red October and The Bourne series.  Reciprocity   Aug-18-07 11:47 AM   #50 
  - All the Clancy novels, really  jgraz   Aug-19-07 11:19 AM   #58 
  - Goodfellas  Hans Moleman   Aug-18-07 05:44 PM   #51 
  - Good choice, and welcome to DU!  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-19-07 01:46 PM   #60 
  - over fifty posts and no one said "Gone with the Wind" yet?  orangepeel68   Aug-18-07 06:25 PM   #52 
  - I thought the book was better than the movie.  Reciprocity   Aug-18-07 08:32 PM   #55 
  - American Psycho n/t  AmyDeLune   Aug-18-07 07:44 PM   #53 
  - Testament of Dr. Mabuse  jpgray   Aug-18-07 07:45 PM   #54 
  - The Shining. Game over.  Jack_Dawson   Aug-19-07 05:21 PM   #61 
 

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