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53. Fight Club, Trainspotting, Requiem For A Dream
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  -Name a film adaptation, that doesn't suck, of a good book. billyskank  Dec-12-07 03:28 PM   #0 
  - If anyone tries to say "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" I'll meet you in the alley and deck you.  bob_weaver   Dec-12-07 03:28 PM   #1 
  - It.  BarenakedLady   Dec-12-07 03:29 PM   #2 
  - LOTR  supernova   Dec-12-07 03:30 PM   #3 
  - Ah see, I disagree.  billyskank   Dec-12-07 03:33 PM   #9 
     - Why do they suck?  supernova   Dec-12-07 03:40 PM   #15 
        - The scenes don't flow  billyskank   Dec-12-07 03:54 PM   #28 
           - Flawed hero  supernova   Dec-12-07 04:16 PM   #31 
           - I have to agree with billyskank on that one  skygazer   Dec-12-07 04:22 PM   #34 
              - Tolkein took inspiration from the mythology of Atlantis  billyskank   Dec-12-07 04:42 PM   #40 
                 - One of the nicest compliments I ever got  skygazer   Dec-12-07 04:47 PM   #46 
           - Eowyn and Faramir are in there...  Orsino   Dec-13-07 07:39 AM   #90 
  - The Shining.  flvegan   Dec-12-07 03:30 PM   #4 
  - Which one?  Blue-Jay   Dec-12-07 04:29 PM   #36 
  - I would go with Kubrick  PeterU   Dec-12-07 04:43 PM   #41 
  - I agree. That was a classic.  Blue-Jay   Dec-12-07 04:46 PM   #43 
  - "the fellating furry "  ok_cpu   Dec-12-07 11:04 PM   #82 
  - There's so much wrong with that move, I don't know where to start.  TCJ70   Dec-13-07 07:43 PM   #115 
  - The Stand  petersond   Dec-12-07 03:32 PM   #5 
  - The Stand is pretty good ...  JoePhilly   Dec-12-07 08:59 PM   #76 
  - Agreed on both counts  southpaw   Dec-14-07 01:55 PM   #126 
  - Battlefield Earth...  Solon   Dec-12-07 03:32 PM   #6 
  - As someone who has had the misfortune to have experienced both, I say...  Peake   Dec-12-07 03:36 PM   #12 
  - Better be careful, you could break your keyboard slamming your head against it like that.  Solon   Dec-12-07 03:39 PM   #14 
     - Not as evil as the book and film!  Peake   Dec-12-07 03:43 PM   #21 
        - Never read the book, saw the movie though...  Solon   Dec-12-07 03:48 PM   #26 
           - You understand!  Peake   Dec-12-07 04:13 PM   #30 
              - Don't you just love it when the desire of self mutilation brings people together?  Solon   Dec-12-07 04:23 PM   #35 
                 - I believe that anyone who has had the discomfort of witnessing "Battlefield Earth"  Peake   Dec-12-07 08:57 PM   #74 
  - the movie sucked about as much as the book  AllegroRondo   Dec-12-07 03:36 PM   #13 
  - Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now  ohiosmith   Dec-12-07 03:32 PM   #7 
  - Agree. (nfm)  Jack from Charlotte   Dec-12-07 06:17 PM   #57 
  - no way. Heart of Darkness was so different.  kwassa   Dec-13-07 02:01 PM   #109 
  - The Princess Bride  NewJeffCT   Dec-12-07 03:32 PM   #8 
  - This is a correct answer. (One of many, but still correct)  Blue-Jay   Dec-12-07 04:30 PM   #37 
  - Agree (nfm)  Jack from Charlotte   Dec-12-07 06:18 PM   #59 
  - The World According To Garp.  Peake   Dec-12-07 03:34 PM   #10 
  - I was going to suggest this one!  PassingFair   Dec-12-07 04:47 PM   #44 
  - It was pretty good, but Irving's 'Cider House Rules' made the transition very well.  BrotherBuzz   Dec-12-07 06:34 PM   #63 
  - I was unaware that this was a film from a book of his (I'm no expert on his work).  Peake   Dec-12-07 07:45 PM   #69 
  - One more Irving novel made it to film  BrotherBuzz   Dec-12-07 08:30 PM   #70 
     - That was very disappointing  PeterU   Dec-14-07 02:20 PM   #128 
  - Seriously - what fricking crack are you smoking - the movie horribly sucked  LynneSin   Dec-13-07 12:02 PM   #105 
  - That's the Pension Grillparzer.  CBHagman   Dec-12-07 10:57 PM   #79 
     - Thank you!  Peake   Dec-12-07 11:02 PM   #81 
  - Fear & Loathing was pretty good  unpossibles   Dec-12-07 03:36 PM   #11 
  - This would be a lot easier if you asking for movies that DID suck  skygazer   Dec-12-07 03:40 PM   #16 
  - Fried Green Tomatoes  app_farmer_rb   Dec-12-07 03:40 PM   #17 
  - Second n/t  1gobluedem   Dec-14-07 01:54 PM   #125 
  - Fight Club was a good adaptation  MrCoffee   Dec-12-07 03:41 PM   #18 
  - I was going to post this one  southpaw   Dec-14-07 01:58 PM   #127 
  - No Country for Old Men  ceile   Dec-12-07 03:42 PM   #19 
  - The Green Mile. nt  Mad_Dem_X   Dec-12-07 03:43 PM   #20 
  - Good one,  petersond   Dec-12-07 03:49 PM   #27 
  - Agreed n/t  TCJ70   Dec-13-07 07:44 PM   #116 
  - To Kill a Mockingbird  underpants   Dec-12-07 03:44 PM   #22 
  - This is the standout  Richardo   Dec-12-07 04:44 PM   #42 
     - *  underpants   Dec-12-07 07:07 PM   #64 
  - "The English Patient."  BlueIris   Dec-12-07 03:46 PM   #23 
  - Jaws. Great movie made from a forgettable book.  LeftyMom   Dec-12-07 03:46 PM   #24 
  - And The Graduate N/T  TexasBushwhacker   Dec-12-07 04:36 PM   #39 
  - Jaws was my first thought as well.  Forkboy   Dec-12-07 05:11 PM   #48 
  - Jaws left out the entire affair with Hooper and Mrs. Brody  underpants   Dec-12-07 07:08 PM   #65 
     - And changed the end, where Jaws dies from ...  JoePhilly   Dec-12-07 08:56 PM   #73 
     - Ohhh!! And Hooper dies!!!  JoePhilly   Dec-12-07 08:57 PM   #75 
     - Personally, I thought that subplot was stupid  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Dec-13-07 08:05 AM   #93 
        - Funny.  Iggo   Dec-13-07 11:54 AM   #103 
           - True ... I hoped someone would eat her.  JoePhilly   Dec-13-07 06:12 PM   #111 
  - The Right Stuff  PeterU   Dec-12-07 03:48 PM   #25 
  - Agree. (nfm)  Jack from Charlotte   Dec-12-07 06:16 PM   #56 
  - The Sharpe Series  supernova   Dec-12-07 04:12 PM   #29 
  - I didn't care for the casting of Harper  bikebloke   Dec-13-07 10:06 AM   #96 
     - Yeah, me too  supernova   Dec-13-07 11:17 AM   #101 
  - I thought "Forest Gump" was pretty dead on...  ALiberalSailor   Dec-12-07 04:18 PM   #32 
  - It is nearly impossible to translate a story from one medium to another and do it well.  Writer   Dec-12-07 04:19 PM   #33 
  - Hello.  billyskank   Dec-12-07 04:48 PM   #47 
  - The Remains of the Day  redqueen   Dec-12-07 04:33 PM   #38 
  - "The Namesake" - LOVED that movie  DeposeTheBoyKing   Dec-12-07 04:47 PM   #45 
  - I thought Primary Colors was better than the book, actually  CreekDog   Dec-12-07 05:36 PM   #49 
  - Any Tom Clancy Book  Capn Sunshine   Dec-12-07 05:40 PM   #50 
  - Except for Patriot Games, maybe?  Orsino   Dec-13-07 07:41 AM   #91 
  - Exodus  TrogL   Dec-12-07 05:42 PM   #51 
  - Apocylapse Now/Heart of Darkness and To Kill a Mockingbird  RebelSansCause   Dec-12-07 05:44 PM   #52 
  - Fight Club, Trainspotting, Requiem For A Dream  primate1   Dec-12-07 05:45 PM   #53 
  - Enchanted April. One of my most favorite movies EVER.  Shakespeare   Dec-12-07 05:48 PM   #54 
  - Yes, that's a category by itself.  CBHagman   Dec-13-07 07:23 PM   #112 
  - The Bridges of Madison County  bigwillq   Dec-12-07 05:49 PM   #55 
  - The Princess Bride  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-12-07 06:17 PM   #58 
  - "Prizzi's Honor"  terrya   Dec-12-07 06:18 PM   #60 
  - The Godfather. (NFM)  Jack from Charlotte   Dec-12-07 06:20 PM   #61 
  - How did anyone miss this one?  PeterU   Dec-13-07 02:04 PM   #110 
  - "American Psycho," since I just saw it for the first time the other night.  nomorenomore08   Dec-12-07 06:28 PM   #62 
  - I liked The Lords of Discipline  jmowreader   Dec-12-07 07:08 PM   #66 
  - Cool Hand Luke was better...  Oddball   Dec-12-07 07:11 PM   #67 
  - The Dead Zone n/t  sarge43   Dec-12-07 07:13 PM   #68 
  - Das Boot  DainBramaged   Dec-12-07 08:36 PM   #71 
  - "The Shawshank Redemption" and the 1940's version of...  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-12-07 08:40 PM   #72 
  - Second Shawshank Redemption -- I think it exceeded the book  Connonym   Dec-13-07 01:31 AM   #85 
  - The Chocolate War was pretty good  GirlinContempt   Dec-12-07 09:03 PM   #77 
  - Blade Runner.  Swede   Dec-12-07 09:31 PM   #78 
  - Mystic River. nt  zingaro   Dec-12-07 10:59 PM   #80 
  - Little Big Man.  kath   Dec-12-07 11:10 PM   #83 
  - Cold Mountain was very good  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-13-07 12:08 AM   #84 
  - The Mist was pretty good  Downtown Hound   Dec-13-07 03:12 AM   #86 
  - I saw The Mist this past weekend.  LanternWaste   Dec-13-07 08:09 AM   #94 
  - Anatomy Of A Murder  enigmatic   Dec-13-07 03:29 AM   #87 
  - The 13th Warrior/Eaters of the Dead  Orsino   Dec-13-07 07:34 AM   #88 
  - Stand by Me  Allenberg   Dec-13-07 07:37 AM   #89 
  - that was going to be my answer  kagehime   Dec-14-07 01:00 PM   #123 
  - R. F. Delderfield's 'To Serve Them All My Days'  LanternWaste   Dec-13-07 08:02 AM   #92 
  - Nearly 100 responses, and no one's mentioned  Rob H.   Dec-13-07 09:58 AM   #95 
  - You're right about that.  BurtWorm   Dec-13-07 10:16 AM   #98 
  - Ian Rankin's Rebus Novels  bikebloke   Dec-13-07 10:09 AM   #97 
  - I love the film version of "Slaughterhouse Five"  Feles Mala   Dec-13-07 10:22 AM   #99 
  - Lonesome Dove  Enrique   Dec-13-07 10:54 AM   #100 
  - Doctor Zhivago was good.  gwbsamoron   Dec-13-07 11:52 AM   #102 
  - The Unbearable Lightness of Being  Crisco   Dec-13-07 12:01 PM   #104 
  - I like the movie "Adaptation" based on the book "The Orchid Thief"  LynneSin   Dec-13-07 12:05 PM   #106 
  - i do too, wonderful and under-appreciated movie  pitohui   Dec-13-07 07:33 PM   #113 
  - The Grapes of Wrath (nt)  Lurker No More   Dec-13-07 12:06 PM   #107 
  - The ultimate example-To Kill A Mockingbird  noonwitch   Dec-13-07 01:41 PM   #108 
  - "Requiem For A Dream" was a quite good adaptation...  mitchum   Dec-13-07 07:38 PM   #114 
  - To Kill A Mockingbird  socialdemocrat1981   Dec-14-07 12:21 PM   #117 
  - I would agree  book_worm   Dec-14-07 12:23 PM   #118 
  - "The Silence of the Lambs"  deucemagnet   Dec-14-07 12:45 PM   #119 
  - Orlando  bookworm65t   Dec-14-07 12:54 PM   #120 
  - Stephen King's IT.  Drunken Irishman   Dec-14-07 12:58 PM   #121 
  - Children of Men  Taverner   Dec-14-07 12:59 PM   #122 
  - I know some (if not most) will disagree, but 'Gone With the Wind' AND - - -  ET Awful   Dec-14-07 01:48 PM   #124 
  - Legion/Exorcist III  BlueDogDemocratNH   Dec-14-07 02:30 PM   #129 
  - River Runs Through It  Highway61   Dec-14-07 02:35 PM   #130 
  - I loved Golden Compass  stuntcat   Dec-14-07 02:38 PM   #131 
 

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