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    Best Book Adaptation

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by rml8607, Aug 6, 2007.

    What do you think was the best book to movie adaptation?

    I loved Gone With the Wind and The Green Mile
     
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    Ooh, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, for sure. Fantastic movie- good action, good writing (Well durr), good acting, good music, good morals, pretty lights (Erm, I mean, good special effects), and it kept straighter to the book then any other book-movie I've seen.
     
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    LTWATW was very good. : ) (Lion the witch and the wardrobe if that was hard to catch.. lol)
    I'd say Doctor Zhivago, but I haven't read the book, so it's hard to tell.
    I think I shy away from adaptations, partly because they never completely satisfy.
     
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    The Hours. I read Michael Cunningham's novel because it won the Pultizer. When I finished and put the book down I realized I had a new book to put on my personal Top 10 list. When I found it was made into a movie I didn't go to the theater because I couldn't imagine a movie that could visually capture how the book made me feel.

    How wrong I was. I caught the movie late one night quite by chance. When the movie finished, as with the book, I realized I had just watched the best movie I had seen in many years. It wasn't just the acting (which was great), but how the movie actually captured what I think Mr. Cunningham was trying to convey in his novel.

    It is a 'love it or hate it' movie though...as is the book I imagine. If I read the book or had seen the movie when I was 20 I probably would not have understood or enjoyed it. However, my own 'hours' have passed by and at 42 I find myself asking the same questions and searching for same answers as Virgina, Laura, and Clarissa.
     
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    I saw The Hours a few months ago and I loved it, but I haven't read the book yet. I will definitely have to pick it up.
     
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    Curious George has to be the best adaptation every :)
     

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