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Telika: Shining. Kubrick's is far better than King's.
Yeahhhhh no.

The German version of The Wave was way better than the book.
Post edited February 10, 2013 by ggf162
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Andanzas: Nobody has mentioned Hitchcock? Vertigo? Rebecca? The Birds? Ah, the youth...
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Wishbone: I wasn't aware that The Birds was based on a novel. All I know is that I tried to watch the movie once, but after 45 minutes during which nothing had happened, and no birds had appeared, I turned it off in disgust.
I wasn't sold on that movie, either. I mean, I totally get it--if you want your viewers to care about the characters, you have to spend time with them before putting them in danger. But you also have to retain the audience's interest during the build-up, and the pseudo-romantic comedy stuff at the beginning of The Birds left me cold.
Stardust

At least I remember thinking the book was strictly average when I read it many years ago as a teenager, but the movie was great.
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mxh178: Oh good another thread where people say that things they like are good and things they don't like are bad.
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Wishbone: It would be odd to do it the other way around, don't you think?
might be more interesting
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Wishbone: It would be odd to do it the other way around, don't you think?
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mxh178: might be more interesting
I liked Independence Day far more than Citizen Kane, but I'm not about to claim that it's a better film...
Post edited February 10, 2013 by kalirion
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mxh178: might be more interesting
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kalirion: I liked Independence Day far more than Citizen Kane, but I'm not about to claim that it's a better film...
That is actually a really brilliant thing to say, no shit. "Schindler's List" is a way better move than "Predator" but can you guess which one I have on DVD and which one I love to watch over and over and over. I'm sure a million similar analogies could be made.
Well, I guess managing almost 2 full pages of posts about movies on a gaming forum without someone mentioning Citizen Kane is as good as it gets...
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Ivory&Gold: Well, I guess managing almost 2 full pages of posts about movies on a gaming forum without someone mentioning Citizen Kane is as good as it gets...
Oh? Is there some movie version of Godwin's Law regarding Citizen Kane?
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kalirion: Oh? Is there some movie version of Godwin's Law regarding Citizen Kane?
Ha, that's actually a really good way to put it! I will henceforth refer to it as Ivory's Law.
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Wishbone: Do not listen to those people. They have a horrible taste in movies.
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tomimt: Seeing that I just love Clockwork Orange I have to disagree with you there.
That's a tough one, I wouldn't claim that one is superior to the other, both have their merits. But I will say that the novel is very much worth reading.
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tomimt: Seeing that I just love Clockwork Orange I have to disagree with you there.
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Leroux: That's a tough one, I wouldn't claim that one is superior to the other, both have their merits. But I will say that the novel is very much worth reading.
I mentioned this earlier, the book is better if you can get through the slang. Also the 21st chapter which is hard to find in American copies tends to piss a lot of people off. I liked it because it made it cyclical but then again I'm weird.
I am not sure the question can be answered definitively, as when I read a book, then Kristy reads it, the pictures that come to our minds will be totally different. Therefore, the films adaptation is only the director's perception of the words, and will only please a person depending on how close (or not) they came to the readers mental images.
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tinyE: I mentioned this earlier, the book is better if you can get through the slang.
I know I'm weird but personally I love it mainly because of the slang; I thought it was a lot of fun to decipher it. :D

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Andanzas: Nobody has mentioned Hitchcock? Vertigo? Rebecca? The Birds? Ah, the youth...
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Wishbone: I wasn't aware that The Birds was based on a novel. All I know is that I tried to watch the movie once, but after 45 minutes during which nothing had happened, and no birds had appeared, I turned it off in disgust.
It's based on a short story by Daphne Du Maurier, but if I recall correctly, they only share the same idea about birds freaking out for some unknown reason, nothing more. Oh, and I kind of liked the movie, even though it's not my favorite by Hitchcock.
Post edited February 10, 2013 by Leroux
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Leroux: Oh, and I kind of liked the movie, even though it's not my favorite by Hitchcock.
Which one would that be?
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Leroux: Oh, and I kind of liked the movie, even though it's not my favorite by Hitchcock.
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Ivory&Gold: Which one would that be?
Hm, not quite sure, but I think it might be Vertigo.