1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Movie verson better than book

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by joe, May 14, 2014.

  1. joe

    joe Active Member

    There have been, I'm sure, countless movies that were better than the books that spawned them. Off the top of my head, here are three I've read and seen:

    The Godfather

    What you gots?
  2. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    Goodfellas (better than "Wiseguy")
    Field of Dreams (better than "Shoeless Joe")
    A Clockwork Orange
    All 3 Jason Bourne films (I enjoy Ludlum and loved his stuff as a teenager but the movies are better)
  3. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    Hunger Games
  4. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    No Country for Old Men

    It's in the lower tier of Cormac McCarthy books for me and one of my favorite movies.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Silence of the Lambs is close, although I love both the book and the movie.
  6. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    That's one where I think they're about even.

    I definitely think The Road was better as a book.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Stand By Me might be close as well...
  8. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I'd give the slight edge to the Jurassic Park movie over Crichton's novel. The Lost World was much better than the movie sequel, though. Obviously.
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Except the movie left out the part where the two kids took cover behind a waterfall as a T-Rex blindly probed in vain for them. Perhaps the single most terrifying scene in the book, and it wasn't in the movie.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I found the DNA tracking stuff in the book to be really interesting. Obviously, none of that was in the movie.
  11. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is one that always springs to mind.

    Godfather is another.
  12. dieditor

    dieditor Member

    Forrest Gump. I remember HATING the book.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page