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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 11:56 AM
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29. Limitless
The movie wasn't that great, but the book was one of the most excruciatingly boring and poorly written novels I've ever had the misfortune to read.
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  -Movies that turned out better than the book? tblue  Sep-23-11 04:03 PM   #0 
  - Stand by Me. Short story: The Body  ohiosmith   Sep-23-11 04:16 PM   #1 
  - Bridges of Madison County  digonswine   Sep-23-11 04:25 PM   #2 
  - Misery  geardaddy   Sep-23-11 04:26 PM   #3 
  - Also "The Shining."  Kceres   Sep-23-11 04:43 PM   #7 
  - Thought the book was far superior to the movie.  ohiosmith   Sep-23-11 04:55 PM   #12 
  - Agreed! This was my first thought.  amyrose2712   Sep-25-11 05:07 PM   #43 
  - Actually, I thought the book was better.  RebelOne   Sep-23-11 04:49 PM   #9 
  - I agree the book was great and by and large I prefer the books  geardaddy   Sep-23-11 06:46 PM   #22 
  - Also Shawshank and Stand By Me  pokerfan   Sep-23-11 05:09 PM   #15 
  - The "Field of Dreams" movie is MUCH better than the book. It's like editor the book never had but  Brickbat   Sep-23-11 04:30 PM   #4 
  - Jaws  taterguy   Sep-23-11 04:40 PM   #5 
  - Fight Club.  NightWatcher   Sep-23-11 04:40 PM   #6 
  - Interestingly...  Chan790   Sep-23-11 05:18 PM   #17 
     - I'm glad other people thought it rambled pointlessly at times  NightWatcher   Sep-23-11 05:20 PM   #18 
        - I use it as an example in my film and lit classes.  6000eliot   Sep-25-11 08:43 AM   #37 
  - The Godfather - Psycho - Jaws - The Exorcist - The Green Mile - Gone with the Wind  alphafemale   Sep-23-11 04:47 PM   #8 
  - Didn't know that Psycho was a book, but I loved the movie n/t  RebelOne   Sep-23-11 04:50 PM   #10 
  - Running with Scissors  libodem   Sep-23-11 04:50 PM   #11 
  - Get Shorty  Brother Buzz   Sep-23-11 04:58 PM   #13 
  - Agreed. The entire cast was great.  ohiosmith   Sep-23-11 05:01 PM   #14 
     - Did you know the real Chili Palmer had a one line cameo appearance in the movie?  Brother Buzz   Sep-23-11 05:13 PM   #16 
        - Really! I'll check it out on the DVD. Thanks.  ohiosmith   Sep-23-11 05:25 PM   #19 
  - A River Runs Through It (nt)  petronius   Sep-23-11 05:30 PM   # 
  - The Wizard of Oz  tblue   Sep-23-11 05:30 PM   #20 
  - Yes it us.  alphafemale   Sep-24-11 03:00 AM   #25 
  - To Kill a Mockingbird.  surrealAmerican   Sep-23-11 06:45 PM   #21 
  - Ben Hur - 1956 version  MicaelS   Sep-23-11 08:43 PM   #23 
  - Last of the Mohicans  grntuscarora   Sep-23-11 08:50 PM   #24 
  - The Shawshank Redemption  annonymous   Sep-24-11 09:40 AM   #26 
  - The DaVinci Code  WolverineDG   Sep-24-11 09:45 AM   #27 
  - I thought the movie was AWFUL. Tom Hanks was totally miscast.  WinkyDink   Sep-25-11 07:54 AM   #35 
     - Like I said, the book was horrid, so it wasn't too hard for the movie to be better  WolverineDG   Sep-25-11 09:40 AM   #38 
        - My point was that the book was BETTER.  WinkyDink   Sep-25-11 02:12 PM   #40 
           - Really?  WolverineDG   Sep-25-11 03:46 PM   #42 
  - Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates  orion007   Sep-24-11 09:55 AM   #28 
  - Limitless  MorningGlow   Sep-24-11 11:56 AM   #29 
  - High Fidelity, The Ice Storm, The Godfather  Tom Ripley   Sep-24-11 01:09 PM   #30 
  - The African Queen  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-24-11 01:40 PM   #31 
  - What Dreams May Come  vademocrat   Sep-24-11 04:19 PM   #32 
  - Water for ElephantS  mainstreetonce   Sep-24-11 09:14 PM   #33 
  - "Jaws". "Marathon Man."  WinkyDink   Sep-25-11 07:54 AM   #34 
  - The Princess Bride  NewJeffCT   Sep-25-11 08:18 AM   #36 
  - FWIW  Proud Liberal Dem   Sep-25-11 01:02 PM   #39 
  - Star Wars  quakerboy   Sep-25-11 03:04 PM   #41 
  - The Bridges of Madison County  bigwillq   Sep-25-11 05:35 PM   #44 
 

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