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Old 10-01-2009, 05:38 AM
 
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Hi. My book club is going to try something new this month. We are looking to read a book and then at the months end, watch the movie. Most of us saw My Sisters Keeper and Revolutionary Road. Any other suggestions? Thanks-Amy
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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So much depends on what genre you like. Also, are you looking for current books or older ones?
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:28 AM
 
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I don't think genre matters but I don't think the other ladies would be too interested in seeing some of the older classics-more modern say over the past 20 years.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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Silence of the Lambs was both a good read and a good movie
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:06 AM
 
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How about "Like Water for Chocolate", "A Beautiful Mind" or "Bridgit Jone's Diary"?
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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I remember enjoying watching "The Cider House Rules". I have not read the book by John Irving but maybe somebody else can express an opinion on it?
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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I remember enjoying watching "The Cider House Rules". I have not read the book by John Irving but maybe somebody else can express an opinion on it?
The Cider House Rules is probably my favorite Irving book.
He wrote the movie's screenplay, and had to take a lot out, but I really think he did a good job. I liked the movie.
People seem to either love Irving or hate him; I've always enjoyed his work.

Another successful Irving book turned into a movie: The Door in the Floor.
It is based on Irving's novel A Widow for One Year.
This is some of Jeff Bridges' finest acting ever. I think he had a nomination for best male actor.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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Though its an oldie, "To Kill a Mockingbird" was a movie that did justice to the book.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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^^Oh, I second that. One of the few movies that has done a book justice.
I would also like to add:
Nobody's Fool
Pride and Prejudice
East of Eden (oldie but goodie)
Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day
The Searchers (oldie but goodie)
Seabiscuit (the book is much better than the movie but they go well together; Jeff Bridges is great!)
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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A Time to Kill.

Lord of the rings
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