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119. Solar Radio
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  -Tell us a work of fiction that you think couldn't be made into a film, and why. Orrex  Nov-18-08 11:46 AM   #0 
  - okay  turtlensue   Nov-18-08 11:55 AM   #1 
  - I know what you are saying  blueraven95   Nov-18-08 11:59 AM   #5 
  - That's a valid response!  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:10 PM   #21 
  - Know what really irks me? It COULD have been fantastic, because they got the visuals perfect.  Shakespeare   Nov-18-08 01:16 PM   #56 
     - I didn't see "The Golden Compass"  XemaSab   Nov-18-08 04:40 PM   #89 
     - I was amazed at how well they nailed the setting, visual effects, etc.  Shakespeare   Nov-18-08 05:52 PM   #109 
     - I agree - they really did fuck over the story.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-18-08 05:37 PM   #103 
        - Yes--completely spineless approach.  Shakespeare   Nov-18-08 05:49 PM   #108 
  - Timequake (Vonnegut)  av8rdave   Nov-18-08 11:56 AM   #2 
  - Vonnegut is challenging in that way  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:05 PM   #12 
  - What are your parameters for "couldn't be made into a film"?  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-18-08 11:58 AM   #3 
  - A work that in your opinion couldn't be successfully translated to film  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:02 PM   #7 
     - Then let's spend 20 posts arguing the meaning of "inherent" before we get violent  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-18-08 12:05 PM   #11 
        - Why do you even click on these threads?  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:07 PM   #14 
           - I've got a bumpersticker on my car that says that!  DuStrange   Nov-18-08 01:06 PM   #51 
           - I click on them because objectivist punkasses like you, with bankrupt epistemologies, piss me off.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-18-08 03:11 PM   #82 
              - Joke's on you, you flaccid poseur!  Orrex   Nov-18-08 04:09 PM   #88 
  - "The Great Gatsby". Every attempt has been a colossal failure.  LisaM   Nov-18-08 11:59 AM   #4 
  - Two things  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:04 PM   #10 
  - DTM...  turtlensue   Nov-18-08 12:08 PM   #18 
  - I like to think of it as 'The Slightly-Better-Than-Average Gatsby'  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:11 PM   #23 
     - I forgot to tell you something...  turtlensue   Nov-18-08 01:57 PM   #69 
        - That's a fine commentary coming from someone who hasn't worn pants in three years  Orrex   Nov-18-08 02:40 PM   #78 
  - I didn't think the OP said that! It mentioned Lord of the Rings!  LisaM   Nov-18-08 12:10 PM   #20 
  - No worries!  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:11 PM   #22 
     - That's okay. I don't like Hemingway (except for "The Sun Also Rises".  LisaM   Nov-18-08 12:26 PM   #38 
  - re: slogs...You've obviously never read "Ethan Frome".  MilesColtrane   Nov-18-08 12:41 PM   #42 
  - OK, I'll bite on the hair thing  cemaphonic   Nov-18-08 12:36 PM   #40 
     - I think if an author goes to the trouble to describe a character  LisaM   Nov-18-08 12:42 PM   #43 
        - I guess it would depend a lot on both the movie and the book in question  cemaphonic   Nov-18-08 01:01 PM   #50 
           - Red hair is an ethnic class marker in the UK? How so?  LisaM   Nov-18-08 01:33 PM   #65 
              - It's more prevalent in Scotland and especially Ireland than in England.  cemaphonic   Nov-18-08 01:59 PM   #70 
  - The Lord Of The Rings  Parche   Nov-18-08 12:01 PM   #6 
  - That was probably Parche, referring to 'The Lord of the Rings'  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:03 PM   #9 
  - Valley of The Horses by Jean Auel, second in the Clan of the Cave  Tuesday Afternoon   Nov-18-08 12:03 PM   #8 
  - Clan of the Cave Bear was an AWFUL movie.  turtlensue   Nov-18-08 12:05 PM   #13 
     - agreed. None of that series would do well on film, imo.  Tuesday Afternoon   Nov-18-08 12:08 PM   #17 
  - Anything thats "stream of conciousness".  turtlensue   Nov-18-08 12:07 PM   #15 
  - Finnegan's Wake  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-18-08 12:08 PM   #16 
  - That's actually the one I was thinking of  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:13 PM   #24 
  - Well, someone disagreed  notmypresident   Nov-18-08 02:13 PM   #72 
  - I wonder if Confedrancy of Dunces will ever be made...  Tuesday Afternoon   Nov-18-08 12:09 PM   #19 
  - I thought I heard a while back that someone had optioned it  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:13 PM   #25 
  - I think Drew Barrymore's company had the rights iirc.  Tuesday Afternoon   Nov-18-08 12:16 PM   #29 
  - It's been tried a few times, but never gets off the ground.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-18-08 12:15 PM   #27 
     - exactly....  Tuesday Afternoon   Nov-18-08 12:19 PM   #31 
  - George RR Martin Song of Ice and Fire series. nt.  IndianaJones   Nov-18-08 12:15 PM   #26 
  - HBO is doing it. n/t  turtlensue   Nov-18-08 12:24 PM   #36 
     - HBO is going to try. It will be a monumental disappointment. nt.  IndianaJones   Nov-18-08 12:25 PM   #37 
  - The last book of the Chronicles of Narnia...  LanternWaste   Nov-18-08 12:16 PM   #28 
  - I've never read that one  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:18 PM   #30 
     - Then you'd hate the last one...  LanternWaste   Nov-18-08 12:21 PM   #33 
     - Wait! Don't tell me, let me guess!  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:22 PM   #35 
        - It was the Butler...  LanternWaste   Nov-18-08 03:34 PM   #85 
     - The funny thing is all these hickenloopers in the sticks rushing off  Feles Mala   Nov-18-08 03:32 PM   #84 
  - Jonathan Lethem's "Gun, With Occasional Music."  BlueIris   Nov-18-08 12:19 PM   #32 
  - That suggestion surprises me!  Orrex   Nov-18-08 12:22 PM   #34 
  - Know what else I think would sink it as a film? Compared to life in the post-Bush age,  BlueIris   Nov-18-08 12:38 PM   #41 
  - I think the bigger problem with it is the concept.  cemaphonic   Nov-18-08 12:42 PM   #44 
     - Whatever happened to "Motherless Brooklyn"? Died in production or something?  BlueIris   Nov-18-08 01:13 PM   #55 
        - Yeah, it seems like an odd project to be in Development Hell.  cemaphonic   Nov-18-08 01:31 PM   #63 
  - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez  AspieGrrl   Nov-18-08 12:30 PM   #39 
  - the time traveler's wife...oh wait.  irina   Nov-18-08 12:46 PM   #45 
     - damnit i hit the wrong reply button  irina   Nov-18-08 12:46 PM   #46 
     - "watchmen!"  Peake   Nov-18-08 02:46 PM   #79 
  - "Gravity's Rainbow" -Pynchon  MilesColtrane   Nov-18-08 12:47 PM   #47 
  - "Gravity's Rainbow" was what came to my mind first, too  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-18-08 01:07 PM   #52 
  - Yes, the least of reasons for it not being adaptable is that Pynchon would never let it happen.  MilesColtrane   Nov-18-08 01:16 PM   #57 
     - LOL! I had forgotten about that.  deutsey   Nov-18-08 01:33 PM   #64 
     - Brilliant! I'm surprised that it wasn't a ukulele  harmonicon   Nov-18-08 05:38 PM   #104 
  - "Pale Fire" is a good choice  XemaSab   Nov-18-08 04:49 PM   #94 
  - "In The Mountains of Madness" by Lovecraft  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Nov-18-08 12:52 PM   #48 
  - I think this one would work better than most Lovecraft  cemaphonic   Nov-18-08 01:07 PM   #53 
  - Not that I know of  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Nov-18-08 01:20 PM   #58 
  - It's on his list of things to do  Orrex   Nov-18-08 01:48 PM   #66 
     - "Happily, del Toro is pretty young, so he's got a lot of years ahead of him!"  MilesColtrane   Nov-18-08 05:08 PM   #99 
  - "The Thing" was an interpretation of "At the Mountains"  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-18-08 05:41 PM   #106 
     - That's a verrrrrrrrrrry loose interpretation...  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Nov-18-08 08:24 PM   #122 
     - Wait a minute...  Orrex   Nov-18-08 11:17 PM   #125 
        - To be perfectly honest...  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-19-08 01:52 PM   #132 
  - God Emperor of Dune  DuStrange   Nov-18-08 01:01 PM   #49 
  - A Canticle for Liebowitz  JitterbugPerfume   Nov-18-08 01:11 PM   # 
  - Nabokov's Pale Fire  cemaphonic   Nov-18-08 01:11 PM   #54 
  - "Pale Fire"? NOW you're talking! Good one.  Westegg   Nov-18-08 01:52 PM   #68 
     - Yeah, with many difficult-to-adapt books, it's easy to see the pitfalls,  cemaphonic   Nov-18-08 02:02 PM   #71 
        - "There is a very large amusement park...  Westegg   Nov-18-08 04:46 PM   #93 
  - Jonathon Livingston Seagull  jasonc   Nov-18-08 01:23 PM   #59 
  - They did. It sucked and Bach almost committed violence over  notmypresident   Nov-18-08 02:15 PM   #73 
     - LOL  jasonc   Nov-18-08 03:07 PM   #81 
  - "infinite jest"  pitohui   Nov-18-08 01:27 PM   #60 
  - Gravity's Rainbow  deutsey   Nov-18-08 01:29 PM   #61 
  - Flatland  Orsino   Nov-18-08 01:29 PM   #62 
  - Should be completely easy, but never works: Bridge of San Louis Rey  HamdenRice   Nov-18-08 01:50 PM   #67 
  - Here's to hoping that Blood Meridian stays in Development Hell.  cemaphonic   Nov-18-08 02:17 PM   #74 
  - Yeah, I agree on that one.  Shakespeare   Nov-18-08 02:25 PM   #75 
  - That's a horrific image, to be sure. And...  Orrex   Nov-18-08 02:37 PM   #77 
  - Grotesque violence aside, the prose just wouldn't translate  cemaphonic   Nov-18-08 02:55 PM   #80 
     - David Milch certainly made McCarthyesque dialogue work in "Deadwood".  MilesColtrane   Nov-18-08 05:27 PM   #100 
  - Moreover  Orrex   Nov-18-08 02:35 PM   #76 
  - I'm with you on this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Mike 03   Nov-18-08 04:40 PM   #90 
  - Dante's Inferno  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-18-08 03:14 PM   #83 
  - The holy grail of unfilmable novels...  Feles Mala   Nov-18-08 03:36 PM   #86 
  - Maybe, but I'd like to see a convincing portrayal of Remedio the Beauty  Orrex   Nov-18-08 04:08 PM   #87 
  - Marquez's "Hundred Years." Fantastic pick. I love this thread. N/T  Mike 03   Nov-18-08 04:50 PM   #95 
  - You COULD make a movie out of Confederacy of Dunces  XemaSab   Nov-18-08 04:59 PM   #98 
  - I was going to discuss why Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow," although tempting to any screenwriter,  Mike 03   Nov-18-08 04:42 PM   #91 
  - I've read that book a dozen times and I *still* don't understand it  TrogL   Nov-18-08 05:55 PM   #111 
  - I doubt Don Delillo's great works would translate well either.  Mike 03   Nov-18-08 04:45 PM   #92 
  - The Illuminatus Trilogy.  MPK   Nov-18-08 04:53 PM   #96 
  - House of Leaves  XemaSab   Nov-18-08 04:57 PM   #97 
  - Ooooh, good one.  Shakespeare   Nov-18-08 05:53 PM   #110 
     - You could make a movie of the Navidson report.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-19-08 01:53 PM   #133 
  - Dhalgren  crispini   Nov-18-08 05:31 PM   #101 
  - most things Kafka  harmonicon   Nov-18-08 05:35 PM   #102 
  - How about "A Country Doctor" as a short film? It could fail miserably, but it could also be great.  nomorenomore08   Nov-19-08 12:09 AM   #126 
     - yeah, the short stories maybe could work  harmonicon   Nov-19-08 07:49 AM   #130 
  - Dhalgren - Samuel R. Delaney  TrogL   Nov-18-08 05:41 PM   #105 
  - I read that when I was 15  notmypresident   Nov-18-08 06:12 PM   #113 
  - House of Leaves.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-18-08 05:43 PM   #107 
  - I hope they never try to film "On the Road"  bob_weaver   Nov-18-08 05:57 PM   #112 
  - I agree..."On The Road" and "Dharma Bums"...  Marthanna   Nov-18-08 07:13 PM   #117 
     - I've read that and I loved it. Very poetic.  bob_weaver   Nov-18-08 08:21 PM   #121 
  - Most of Heinlein's later writings  TrogL   Nov-18-08 06:18 PM   #114 
  - I nominate "Ada, or Ardor" for a close runner-up after "Pale Fire"  XemaSab   Nov-18-08 06:50 PM   #115 
  - "Catcher in the Rye" and "Gravity's Rainbow"  gmoney   Nov-18-08 06:59 PM   #116 
  - "If on a Winter's Night, a Traveler."  cemaphonic   Nov-18-08 08:10 PM   #118 
  - Solar Radio  HEyHEY   Nov-18-08 08:12 PM   #119 
  - This really isn't a smartass reply:  GirlinContempt   Nov-18-08 08:13 PM   #120 
  - They're going to make 2 films from Deathly Hallows  XemaSab   Nov-18-08 08:34 PM   #123 
     - I think 2 for books  GirlinContempt   Nov-18-08 10:28 PM   #124 
        - Shit, I had to explain VERY significant parts of book 3  Withywindle   Nov-19-08 02:59 AM   #127 
  - 'Little, Big' by John Crowley.  Withywindle   Nov-19-08 03:03 AM   #128 
  - "Left Hand of Darkness"  FloridaJudy   Nov-19-08 03:36 AM   #129 
  - After "Strip Tease", any other Hiaasen novel.  PeterU   Nov-19-08 10:26 AM   #131 
 

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