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Old 05-11-2018, 02:30 PM
 
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Yeah I haven't read the book but read about it, and the book seemed much more interesting though.

Find me a movie that's better than the book. The only one that even deserves mention that I can think of would be "To Kill a Mockingbird".. And.. There's still a pretty big gulf between the book and movie there.


Forrest Gump might have a small claim there as well.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:37 PM
 
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Find me a movie that's better than the book. The only one that even deserves mention that I can think of would be "To Kill a Mockingbird".. And.. There's still a pretty big gulf between the book and movie there.


Forrest Gump might have a small claim there as well.
The book "To Kill a Mockingbird" was a delightful read. There were some sentences I'd re-read simply because they were so lovely. The movie had somewhat different impact because it had a narrower focus--but it was just as good in its own right.

A movie that was better than the book was "Hunt for Red October." The book was far too heavily padded--the movie had much better pacing.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:47 PM
 
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The book "To Kill a Mockingbird" was a delightful read. There were some sentences I'd re-read simply because they were so lovely. The movie had somewhat different impact because it had a narrower focus--but it was just as good in its own right.

A movie that was better than the book was "Hunt for Red October." The book was far too heavily padded--the movie had much better pacing.
Yeah.. Mockingbird is one of THE great books, but it's also one of the great movies. That's.. You just can't find someone who didn't like those.

I never read Red October, I'll take your word for it. Never was a huge fan of Clancy.

They made some good movies of Grisham's books.. The Client, for one.. But the book was still far superior.
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Find me a movie that's better than the book.
I can easily think of two: The Godfather and Jaws. The books were standard potboilers, but the movies - WOW.
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:51 PM
 
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I can easily think of two: The Godfather and Jaws. The books were standard potboilers, but the movies - WOW.
Oh, yeah, I agree about Jaws (didn't read Godfather).
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Old 05-11-2018, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Well, I loved the theme music. Also, the scenes near the beginning where the guests to the park first saw the dinosaurs roaming free was pretty cool. It kind of went downhill from there, though.
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:23 PM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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I like dinosaurs, but not greatly, so I don't see the hype either. Do people really OLVE dinosaurs that much?!
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Are there any movies you do like?
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:48 PM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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^ Sure, see what I said in certain other threads. Overall, YES, I like the Jurassic Park movies.
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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^ Sure, see what I said in certain other threads. Overall, YES, I like the Jurassic Park movies.
I wasn't asking you but the OP.
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