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The Book or the Movie?
« on: March 22, 2015, 06:01:09 pm »
Have you read a great book then been let down when they turn it into a movie? Or has a certain movie from the book met and surpassed your expectations?
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Re: The Book or the Movie?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 07:33:48 pm »
I'm a huge fan of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books. I really liked the Lord of the Rings movies as well as the first Hobbit movie. Yes they were different to the books, but the changes were in keeping with the spirit of the books. However I was disappointed by the second Hobbit movie. It lost so much of the fun and charm and wit that's in the book. It had its good moments but overall it rambled off on strange tangents and even lost Bilbo as the central character! So I waited until the third Hobbit movie was released on DVD before seeing it. It was even worse. I struggled through it and was left feeling very disappointed. It is evident that Peter Jackson and company indulged themselves and took the story way off from the original book. A real shame.
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Re: The Book or the Movie?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 09:22:01 am »
I'm a huge fan of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books. I really liked the Lord of the Rings movies as well as the first Hobbit movie. Yes they were different to the books, but the changes were in keeping with the spirit of the books. However I was disappointed by the second Hobbit movie. It lost so much of the fun and charm and wit that's in the book. It had its good moments but overall it rambled off on strange tangents and even lost Bilbo as the central character! So I waited until the third Hobbit movie was released on DVD before seeing it. It was even worse. I struggled through it and was left feeling very disappointed. It is evident that Peter Jackson and company indulged themselves and took the story way off from the original book. A real shame.

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Re: The Book or the Movie?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015, 06:43:04 am »
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Re: The Book or the Movie?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 11:15:26 am »
Found "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" books and movies equally satisfying, both English and Swedish versions.

Although a TV series rather than a movie, I find the Swedish version of the Kurt Wallander books better than the BBC/Kenneth Branagh interpretation. Branagh seems to have gone for the Swedish morose stereotype rather than the Wallander described in Mankell's books.
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