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Old 25-04-2010, 16:56
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What movies from the last decade would you say have been really good and just as good as the book it was originated from?

I think 'the notebook' was a great film and book and did it justice.

What are yours?
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Old 29-04-2010, 14:22
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Old 29-04-2010, 14:30
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The Lord of the Rings Trillogy
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Old 29-04-2010, 14:35
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I think Ringu was as good as the book as was About A Boy. I still haven't read The Virgin Suicides but would like to as I enjoyed the film.
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Old 29-04-2010, 15:53
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Wuthering heights.

One of the bronte Sisters.
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Old 29-04-2010, 16:36
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The Godfather

I dislike the long-winded subplots in the book about Johnny Fontane and Lucy Mancini and can see why their stories were so reduced in the film adaption. Apart from that though, it's a good read.
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Old 29-04-2010, 17:28
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Great Expectations

To Kill a Mocking Bird

The Sweet Hereafter
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Old 29-04-2010, 17:34
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2001: A Space Odyssey, although book and film were made together.

I'm looking forward to Asimov's Foundation, if and when it ever happens.
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Old 29-04-2010, 19:09
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2001: A Space Odyssey
What movies from the last decade would you say have been really good and just as good as the book it was originated from?
Mystic River and Shutter Island were quite good.
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Old 29-04-2010, 19:14
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The Godfather

I dislike the long-winded subplots in the book about Johnny Fontane and Lucy Mancini and can see why their stories were so reduced in the film adaption. Apart from that though, it's a good read.
I agree. And apart from the subplots you mention, they did a hell of a job getting nearly all of the book on the screen, IIRC (it's many, many years since I read it).
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Old 29-04-2010, 19:28
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Technically not a film but Jesus of Nazareth starring Robert Powell was fantastic adaptation of parts of a book called The Bible. Apparently the book has quite a cult following.
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Old 29-04-2010, 19:31
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The Harry Potters are pretty good .

oh , and Fight Club.
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Old 29-04-2010, 19:32
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Technically not a film but Jesus of Nazareth starring Robert Powell was fantastic adaptation of parts of a book called The Bible. Apparently the book has quite a cult following.
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Old 29-04-2010, 19:33
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I didn't think they did a terrible job with 'The Golden Compass'. There were slight things wrong with it, but it wasn't a bad effort. They'd never have manged the other two books though. The third would be unfilmable, I'm sure.
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Old 29-04-2010, 20:07
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Old 29-04-2010, 20:19
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'21' adapted from 'Bringing Down the House' by Ben Mezrich.
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Old 29-04-2010, 20:30
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Old 29-04-2010, 20:43
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The Bournes
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Old 30-04-2010, 13:24
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SorryIhave to disagree.

The Bourne Books were excellent and The Bourne Movies are great, but don't make the mistake of thinking one bears any relation to the other, other than basic premise of spy having amnesia!
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Old 30-04-2010, 14:55
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Watchmen seems to be a bit of a Marmite film but I think it did a really good job. I might even say I loved it.
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Old 30-04-2010, 15:22
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Lord of the Rings - even though there were dramatic changes that I didn't like, the films themselves are masterpieces imho.

Gone With The Wind

Empire of the Sun

Sense and Sensibility (1997 Emma Thompson version)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Schindler's List

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Remains of the Day

The Name of the Rose

Watership Down

Ordinary People

...to name a few. i'm sure there will be more that I can't think of for the moment.
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Old 30-04-2010, 22:15
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Hitchcock's Rebecca was excellent.
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Old 30-04-2010, 23:20
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Although mentioned already, have to do it again,
Gone With The wind.

A Room With A View

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, (recent Disney version)

Last Of The Mohicans (great film, interminably boring book that was an exercise in perserverence to finish, so that's a bit of a cheat)

Vanity Fair (Reese Witherspoon I think pulled the part off against expectations)
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Old 30-04-2010, 23:34
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Old 30-04-2010, 23:35
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Staggering ammount of films here I didn't realise were made in the last decade. I must have had a flash forward the first time I saw 'em!
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