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Books slaughtered on the big screen.
    #2153578 - 12/03/03 01:10 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

I just saw the movie version of Less Than Zero. They managed to change the book into a formulaic film with an anti drug message.

What other books have been butchered in film adaptations?


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Phluck]
    #2153893 - 12/03/03 02:58 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest. It was OK,but the book is a lot better.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Phluck]
    #2154111 - 12/03/03 05:16 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Micheal Crighton's The Lost World.

also the movie made from his book "Sphere" was TERRIBLE.. It was excruciating to watch. The book was so good, I expected so much from the movie.. and then it was so horrible that even without the expectations it fell flat, twisted and broke its ankle.. Then coughed up a huge pulsing pile of after birth onto the face of its viewers... His books are often fuckorized =\


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Jared]
    #2154208 - 12/03/03 07:46 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

The Running Man, even tho I liked the movie


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: pattern]
    #2154351 - 12/03/03 10:00 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

where to begin?

1984 - the film was so disgustingly bad that I like the book LESS


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Positronius]
    #2154353 - 12/03/03 10:01 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Ding,ding!!! We have a winner. It doesn't get any worse than the 1984 movie.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Phluck]
    #2154356 - 12/03/03 10:03 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

Phluck said:
I just saw the movie version of Less Than Zero. They managed to change the book into a formulaic film with an anti drug message.

What other books have been butchered in film adaptations?




I never read the book, but I liked the movie. That shit happens.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Positronius]
    #2154357 - 12/03/03 10:04 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

Positronius said:
where to begin?

1984 - the film was so disgustingly bad that I like the book LESS





Holy shit do I agree!

Also "animal farm" was cheesy, but it was a great book!


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Phluck]
    #2154360 - 12/03/03 10:06 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Most of stephen kings books have been visually brutalized!


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: sirreal]
    #2154378 - 12/03/03 10:27 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

ALthough the films are outstanding and I have loved them all so far, the second Lord of The Rings, Two Towers, varied greatly from the actual happenings in the book. They even had people saying and doing things that other characters were supposed to do. I guess it's just the fact that I've read the trilogy 6 times and I plan to read it again many more times, that I get so tweaked about the changes.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Phluck]
    #2154698 - 12/03/03 12:44 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

starship troopers ---
the movie was awful; the heinlein book was pretty damned good...


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: monoamine]
    #2154716 - 12/03/03 12:55 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

I thought One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest was good. The movie was fairly faithful to the book, but it's a shame they changed it so that it wasn't from the Chief's perspective and they got rid of the strange psychotic delusions.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Phluck]
    #2154772 - 12/03/03 01:14 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Anything by Stephen King (Pet Semetary- uuughghghgh...) or Michael Crichton (Even the first Jurrasic Park movie bit ass compared to the book- they had to make it PG13)

That Spawn movie was terrible. Matter of fact, most comic book movies are terrible, though they have been doing a decent job with the new ones.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2154903 - 12/03/03 01:45 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

I thought The Shining was better than the book.

Most of the movies made of his books fall a little short, but it's not like he's the greatest author around to begin with.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Phluck]
    #2154924 - 12/03/03 01:51 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

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I thought The Shining was better than the book.

Most of the movies made of his books fall a little short, but it's not like he's the greatest author around to begin with.





Maybe not the greatest, but damn near!

Have you ever read the wizard and the glass? Blackhouse? Insomnia?


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: sirreal]
    #2155163 - 12/03/03 02:42 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Of those three I've read Insomnia. It was okay.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Phluck]
    #2155282 - 12/03/03 03:11 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

read the dark tower books.

and the Stand. and IT.

Stephen King has a lot of great novels, but i like him best in small doses. Most of his short stories are bomb. Night shift was the best, IMHO


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Phluck]
    #2157214 - 12/04/03 02:14 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

I thought One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest was good. The movie was fairly faithful to the book, but it's a shame they changed it so that it wasn't from the Chief's perspective and they got rid of the strange psychotic delusions.





That was my main problem. Chief Broom was an instrumental part of the book. I can understood how difficult it would be to translate that stuff to the screen though.

The movie was good,mainly because of Jack Nickelson and the lady that played the nurse,it's just that the book was so damn good it was like a mockery.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: monoamine]
    #2157280 - 12/04/03 02:47 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

See, i'd say the opposite is true of Creighton. As an author, i find him bland.

Case in point:
13th Warrior: sub-par book, fantastic movie.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: monoamine]
    #2157315 - 12/04/03 03:18 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Ken Kesey swore he would never see that movie, not because it was bad or anything, but just because he couldn't stand to see Randal McMurphy given a face.


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    #2159943 - 12/05/03 01:21 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Jurrasic park, just like the lost world

i liked the movie one flew over, even though the book was better, but thats always the case

ummm, i havent seen 1984 but its a shame they made a bad movie a such an awsome booke

I would love to see a remake of that right about now


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: moosehead]
    #2169903 - 12/08/03 10:17 PM (17 years, 5 months ago)

How about Michael Criton's Timeline. I enjoyed the book however the movie supposedly bombed.
Day of the triffids is perhaps my favorite book of all time, but the movie is worse than attack of the killer tomatoes.
Pretty much any movie based on a Dean Koontz novel.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: Squid]
    #2172427 - 12/12/03 07:43 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

My prize goes to 'Catch 22'. One of the very few good books out of the US that I've read. The film is mindbendingly trite and incomprehensible.


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Re: Books slaughtered on the big screen. [Re: muhurgle]
    #2172677 - 12/12/03 11:40 AM (17 years, 5 months ago)

Stephen King - Firestarter It's one of my favorite books, but the movie sucked bad...terrible actors, so many important parts left out...:(


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