Name in your opinion, the biggest liberty taken by Hollywood and their so called creative license, relating to book-to-movie adaptations.
And go on, name your favourite or at least, respectable adaptation.
Mine are as follows:
Worst - The Beach. What did you doooooo?
Best - LOTR (predictable) 13th Warrior (Cr@p book, Eaters of the Dead, Great Movie!!!)
July 30th, 2002, 10:04 PM
Worst: Great Expectations(the modern one with that G Paltrow chick)
Best: Black Hawk Down(not as good as the book but still great)
July 31st, 2002, 12:17 AM
Bad--The Neverending Story
Bad--A simple plan
Hmmm. There's a lot of bad ones, actually. I'll stop here.
Good--LOTR. Didn't like the book, loved the movie.
Hmmmm. Not many good ones, actually. Can't really think of any at the moment.
But I think I'd better avoid Eaters Of The Dead, because I didn't even like the movie.
July 31st, 2002, 11:53 AM
The Mists of Avalon made for tv movie that came out recently was pretty bad. You can't take a 1000 page book and condense it into a 3 hour movie, without losing just about everything that makes the story interesting or meaningful--only the bare bones are present.
I also hated the Harry Potter movie--stopped watching halfway through--although I haven't read the books.
I would agree with everyone else that LOTR was probably the best movie from a book. Jackson did a good job of staying as true to the book as possible.
BTW I liked The 13th Warrior.
July 31st, 2002, 01:26 PM
The Shawshank Redemption and Blade Runner are the best book-to-movie adaptations IMHO.
I don't know about the worst, probably Dune but I stopped watching it after half an hour.
July 31st, 2002, 01:38 PM
Blade Runner was a good movie but in my opinion a very poor book-to-movie translation. Not many things from the original novel are in the movie. Every Philip K. Dick book-to-movie translation has butchered the source material.
August 1st, 2002, 10:04 AM
Very bad - Watchers (Dean Koontz)
Good - The Stand
The 13th Warrior , very good movie !
August 2nd, 2002, 01:55 AM
Stephen King's It - decent adaption, though it was impossible to portray the deepness of the book. I reccommend the everyone read it, and then watch the film for a bit of fun.