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    For the Good Book that was Adapted Well for the Screen category, I nominate One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

    For the Good Book that was Adapted Badly for the Screen category, I nominate The Choirboys.
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    Originally posted by FMF
    For the [b]Good Book that was Adapted Well for the Screen category, I nominate One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

    For the Good Book that was Adapted Badly for the Screen category, I nominate The Choirboys.[/b]
    For the Good Book that was Adapted Well for the Screen category, I nominate
    Life of Pi
    ... great novel which I thought could not be put on the screen.

    For the Good Book that was Adapted Badly for the Screen category, I nominate
    Jack Reacher (based on One Shot). How could they do that to him (Jack)???
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    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    For the [b]Good Book that was Adapted Well for the Screen category, I nominate
    Life of Pi
    ... great novel which I thought could not be put on the screen.

    For the Good Book that was Adapted Badly for the Screen category, I nominate
    Jack Reacher (based on One Shot). How could they do that to him (Jack)???[/b]
    For a Good Book that was Adapted Well for the Screen category, I nominate 'Gone with the Wind' and, if I may suggest one more, 'The Name of the Rose' (Umberto Eco).

    I can't recall any book that was badly adapted for the screen, at least not at the moment.
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    Originally posted by lolof
    For a Good Book that was Adapted Well for the Screen category, I nominate 'Gone with the Wind' and, if I may suggest one more, 'The Name of the Rose' (Umberto Eco).

    I can't recall any book that was badly adapted for the screen, at least not at the moment.
    good book I nominate Do Androids dream of electric sheep(Blade Runner)

    bad book I nominate Catch 22 really disappointed with the film
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    Good book adapted well: Mister Roberts

    Good book adapted badly: The Great Gatsby, in all of its reincarnations
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    Witches of Eastwick, novel by John Updike was adapted badly. Or better to say unfaithfully, nevertheless the film is good. So it's been adapted good after all.

    The novel is feminist, the film is anti-feminist.
    I loved both the novel and the movie.

    Topkapi - good film adaptation of Eric Ambler's novel "Light Of The Day" (loosely).

    The Mask of Dimitrios great novel by Eric Ambler, made into film directed by Ian Negulesco with Peter Lorre in star role.
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    Book (bad or good? -- haven't read it) adapted well: Fight Club

    Good book (but by no means great) badly adapted: The Beach
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    Good books - good films:

    Marathon Man (author William Goldman - actors Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider)

    Brokeback Mountain (author Annie Proulx - actors Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal)
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    19 Jun '15 08:111 edit
    What about "Ender's game"? Good, bad, indifferent? Orson Scott Card's series. I read them all.
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    Originally posted by sonhouse
    What about "Ender's game"? Good, bad, indifferent? Orson Scott Card's series. I read them all.
    Enders Game: I would say fair to good adaption

    Good adaption: La tête en friche

    bad adaption: The mname of the Rose, the book is really well, the film at best confusing and overly brutal.
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    Originally posted by FMF
    For the [b]Good Book that was Adapted Well for the Screen category, I nominate One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

    For the Good Book that was Adapted Badly for the Screen category, I nominate The Choirboys.[/b]
    Good book adapted Badly: The Lord of the Rings. It was a magnificent, deeply rich book which launched a whole sub-genre, and they were quite exciting Standard Fantasy Fare films... which is a bad adaptation of the former.

    Really, if they'd just shot the films, and left off the pretension that they are in any real way an adaptation of the Tolkien Middle-Earth univers, they'd have been fine. But no, they had to pretend that this battle-scene-focused, dwarf-tossing, admittedly pretty but no more than that schlock lives up to The Lord of the Rings. Well, it doesn't, not by a long shot. It's a different genre, really. It's Tolkien Epigone rather than Tolkien himself. It's a good adaptation of Feist, not of Tolkien.
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    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Good book adapted Badly: The Lord of the Rings. It was a magnificent, deeply rich book which launched a whole sub-genre, and they were quite exciting Standard Fantasy Fare films... which is a bad adaptation of the former.

    Really, if they'd just shot the films, and left off the pretension that they are in any real way an adaptation of the Tolkien Midd ...[text shortened]... 's Tolkien Epigone rather than Tolkien himself. It's a good adaptation of Feist, not of Tolkien.
    It's been a very long time since I read Lord of the Rings - about 37 years - but I thought the films were unbelievably good - I can't believe how well he did
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    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Enders Game: I would say fair to good adaption

    Good adaption: La tête en friche

    bad adaption: The mname of the Rose, the book is really well, the film at best confusing and overly brutal.
    Yes but he did fulfill the prophesy🙂

    Do you know if another one of Eco's, Foucault's pendulum ever made it to the big screen? Did you read it?
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    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Yes but he did fulfill the prophesy🙂

    Do you know if another one of Eco's, Foucault's pendulum ever made it to the big screen? Did you read it?
    Yes, it was fascinating, and no, I've never seen a film version, I would be very interested to know if there is one, too.
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    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Good book adapted Badly: The Lord of the Rings. It was a magnificent, deeply rich book which launched a whole sub-genre, and they were quite exciting Standard Fantasy Fare films... which is a bad adaptation of the former.

    Really, if they'd just shot the films, and left off the pretension that they are in any real way an adaptation of the Tolkien Midd ...[text shortened]... 's Tolkien Epigone rather than Tolkien himself. It's a good adaptation of Feist, not of Tolkien.
    Yes, as epic as the films feel, they really don't do Tolkien justice.
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