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What are your favorite books turned into movies?

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posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 05:58 AM
I just wanted to ask you fellow ATSers that what are your
favorite books that are made into movies.

My votes go to the following:
1.The Firm by John Grisham.
2.The lord of the rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien
3.The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
4.Sahara by Clive Cussler.

Please give your opinions.

posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 06:04 AM
reply to post by Claudius

Tomorrow When The War Began
The Golden Compass
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (not the Johnney Depp one)
Lord Of The Rings
Harry Potter

posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 06:16 AM
reply to post by Claudius

Do Androids dream of electric sheep by Philip K Dick-filmed as Bladerunner
Birdy by William Wharton

posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 06:20 AM
Lonesome Dove (imho the best conversion ever)
The Lord of the Rings

posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 06:23 AM
reply to post by Claudius

Oh just remembered a great one, The Client - Written by : John Grisham

posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 08:07 AM
reply to post by Mentalistbee

I love you so much. Tomorrow when the war began was done so well
Akira (anime) was also done really well

posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 09:01 AM
The Harry Potter series and The Lord of the Rings series both transitioned to film pretty well.

It's hard to take a book and make a film though, as you lose so much of it.

Stephen King movies are good examples. They always get so stripped (the two-hour ones). The Stand was an exception, as a miniseries, it had time to cover things. The Langoliers was another one, and another miniseries, and Rose Red.

posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 09:37 AM
I agree with Gazrok on the transition thing. Bret Easton Ellis comes to mind when I think of this. Anyone who has read Less than Zero, American Psycho, The rules of Attraction, The Informers then watched their movie counterpart will get what I'm saying anyways .............

3. A Clockwork Orange (aside from omitting the last chapter where Alex renounces his return to evil and goes proper good/normal)

2. 1984

1. The trial (Welles did a great job with this considering that the actual novel was incomplete and that which is was never truly organized to Kafka's liking before his passing.)

That is all
edit on 4/4/11 by TrowaBarton because: grammar

posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 09:43 AM
If some geek comes on here as say's Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings ,I'll shoot myself I swear ! Oh dam , too late for that ! Bang ! Thud !
Members my death was not a suicide , it's a conspiracy I tell ya .Just when I was going to reveal everythinguhhh...........EPA... EPAHHHHHHHHHHHH ...........................
edit on 4-4-2011 by 13th Zodiac because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 09:52 AM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 05:03 AM
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
A Man Called Intrepid - Sir William Samuel Stephenson
The Seven Pillars of Wisdom - T E laurence (Laurence of Arabia)

posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 05:34 AM
Most Stephen King movies are really good and also I love Gone With the Wind. I haven't read the book, but Rhett and Scarlet have two children, a boy and a girl, in the book.

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 10:45 AM
The Bourne Identity.


Lord of the Rings, Trilogy.

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 07:04 PM
The Thorn Birds
A love story that starts when Meggie Cleary is nothing more than a young girl and falls under the charm of Father Ralph. Spanning through the years, Meggie and Father Ralph fall helplessly in love, a love forbidden by Father Ralph's faith. Meggie marries Luke, a man with big dreams and ideas, but no ambition to follow them through. After the birth of her first child, Meggie heads for a private holiday, followed by Father Ralph where their love is finally allowed free reign.
Father Ralph now in Rome knows nothing of the son he sired with Meggie and Meggie will not share her secret with him. Over the years, you follow the lives and loves of the entire Cleary family as they struggle with the farm, the war, and themselves.

It was made into a movie but it was called a television mini-series

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 07:03 AM
Lord of the rings
The Da vinci code
Angels and Demons
The Bone collector

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