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Love the Movie, Hate the Book
« on: October 26, 2012, 05:09:49 pm »
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Re: Love the Movie, Hate the Book
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 10:06:12 pm »
I've read the book once, and it only made me dislike Wesley. The movie is far better.

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Re: Love the Movie, Hate the Book
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 10:43:13 pm »
If you'd read the book first, then seen the movie, you might have a different opinion, but what the heck.  That's not what happened.  I love all the 'framing' stuff in the book that can't be in a movie of it.  Like the side story about how Goldman came to "edit the good parts version" and how TPB GPV laid the groundwork, but a friend's mom, who was a psychologist brought home to him the lesson of "life's not fair" and how it changed the way he saw TPB GPV after that.

The one I can think of where I liked the movie but hate the book is "The Postman".
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Re: Love the Movie, Hate the Book
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 04:50:17 am »
"Desert Hearts", brilliant, romantic movie from a terrible (well, highly disappointing at least) book (Desert of the Heart).

I did try reading "The last Unicorn", but I really have problems finding the same poetic beauty the movie has for me in the novel. Wouldn't say I hate it, though, but Beagle's writing doesn't do much for me.
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Re: Love the Movie, Hate the Book
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 08:35:04 pm »
I would agree. I really only enjoyed the book because it explained some things the movie left out.

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Re: Love the Movie, Hate the Book
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 12:41:10 pm »
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Re: Love the Movie, Hate the Book
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2013, 02:46:43 pm »
Beautiful Creatures. Definitely! I saw the movie first and then read the book, but the book was full of some racial stereotypes and the plot was all over the place with very slow pace. I think the movie people did a much better job at making it less racially sensitive, upping the action, and streamlining the plot.

I also have to admit that I do prefer the LOTR movies over the books - and yes, I read the books first when I was a child/teen.
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Re: Love the Movie, Hate the Book
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 07:27:01 pm »
I prefer the LOTR movies as well, though I also enjoy the books.  But there's portions of the books that I find tedious, and for the most part they're left out of the movies.  I couldn't get into the trilogy when I first tried reading it, though I really loved the Hobbit, but once I saw the first movie, I devoured all three books. 

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Re: Love the Movie, Hate the Book
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2013, 05:10:19 am »
That's why I'm so glad they slipped in the Silmarillion into the Hobbit. I read Hobbit and the trilogy, but I didn't get far into the Silmarillion before trying to pronounce names in my head, and track the plot at the same time became too much for me. When I struggle to read names in my head, I feel sad, so I had to stop. :(
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Re: Love the Movie, Hate the Book
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 08:02:54 pm »
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