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Movie better than the book?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by lantaur, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    This comes up on many movie threads - just happened to see it again in the The Right Stuff one - in which the movie is good, but, of course, the book happens to be better.

    Is there a case when the movie was better than the book? (And I mean movies made from already existing books, not those ones in which they put out a book because the movie did well.)

    I'm sure there is ... but I can't think of one off the top of my head. I love Field of Dreams, but read the book first and still think it's better. Never read The Godfather, maybe that's one (doubtful).
     
  2. http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/53084/
     
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    The Hours
     
  4. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Yeah, but the dude who started that thread was a real prick.
     
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    The red X doesn't really get your message across, Demo.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  6. Well, it worked for me. I'll change it.
     
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    It's still in your browser cache. Clear out the cache and you won't see it anymore.
     
  8. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Wow, sorry I didn't look back 40 pages or whatever.
     
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    The Shawshank Redemption was a better movie. The book was good, the movie was just better.
     
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    he really, really, really was.

    god am i ever glad that fucker nuked.
     
  11. Wenders

    Wenders Active Member

    Lord of the Rings. Or rather, maybe I should say the movies were easier to get through than the movie. JRR put a LOT of detail and sometimes, it's hard to follow the plot.
     
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