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Opinion by DarkSarcasm posted over a year ago
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Please note that these are my 가장 좋아하는 adaptions, and I am not claiming that they are the best 또는 the most faithful. These are my personal opinions of 영화 that I believe were were just as great, 또는 even better than the 책 they came from.




#5 - Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Based on "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" 의해 Fannie Flagg
There was a looot of book stuff that didn't make it into the movie. But since I saw the movie before I read the book, I didn't mind. The book provides 더 많이 backstory on the town and the people in it, and includes a lot of characters that didn't make the movie, but I believe the right choices were made in the adaptation. The movie focuses on two major relationships: Evelyn and Ninny in the present day, and Idgie and Ruth in the past. The book is still one of my favorites, but the movie is a little 더 많이 to the point, aside from kind of glossing over the whole by-the-way-Idgie-and-Ruth-are-a-couple thing. I do recommend 읽기 it if 당신 liked the movie. (Plus, Sipsy's recipes are in the back!)
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News by MisterH posted over a year ago
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p3KlrfjcjV4

THIS IS VERY URGENT AND NOT A JOKE! ALSO DON'T GOOF OFF!!!!

I really mean it! What would 당신 be able to do if SOPA/TPP censors the internet? What would 당신 be able to do if 글쓰기 fanfics and drawing fanarts become illegal? What would 당신 do if it's illegal to do a cover of your 가장 좋아하는 song on YouTube? What would 당신 do if downloading things from the internet (music, movies, TV episodes, etc) became illegal? What would 당신 do if SOPA/TPP wins the war and takes away internet freedom? Net Neutrality is already dead so far, we can't risk the freedom of internet from getting killed 의해 SOPA/TPP!


SOPA may have been stopped, but large companies with many copyrights are trying to re-institute portions of it under other names and policies. This attempt to protected speech in the name of copyright is unacceptable, and must be resisted.
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List by Queen_Kitty posted over a year ago
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1. Gulliver's Travels from 1939 made 의해 the Max Fleischer studio. Based on the novel 의해 Jonathan Swift, this film is my 상단, 맨 위로 가장 좋아하는 out of the two films the Fleischer brothers had ever made


2. Bambi from 1942 made 의해 the Walt 디즈니 Studio and based on the book 의해 Felix Salten. Now I had wanted to read the original book the movie is based on, so I'd ordered it online.


3. Cinderella. I know fairy-tales are part of literature and Charles Perrault's story of 신데렐라 is one of my 가장 좋아하는 fairy-tales; it's another 가장 좋아하는 literary film from Disney


4. Alice in Wonderland from 1951 from Disney. It was hard to choose between the 디즈니 version, the 1972 and the 1999 (both in live action) adaptation of Lewis Carroll's bizarre 판타지 story...but I 사랑 Disney's version

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News by fatoshleo posted over a year ago
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The Mortal Instruments, the project left for dead is now back as Lily Collins is re-set to play the story’s lead character Clary Fray. Word of that goes back to 2010 when Collins has been originally set to 별, 스타 in the first installment of the novel series City of Bones, but, then, Scott Charles Stewart had been attached to direct for Screen Gems.

Now comes word that Harald Zwart, whose last directing credit was the Karate Kid remake in 2010, is set to direct The Mortal Instruments for Screen Games, which has teamed with Constantin Film and Unique Features to develop the motion picture adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s YA 판타지 novel.

Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King wrote the script in which Mirror Mirror Collins remains attached to 별, 스타 as young woman who discovers she is the descendant of a line of secret cadre of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect the world from demons.

Principal 사진 is expected to begin in Toronto on August 15th, 2012.
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Review by Dellycup posted over a year ago
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Joe Wright is a harsh critic. In the Director’s Commentary of the 2005 feature-length film Pride and Prejudice, he frequently laments that certain scenes of the film just don’t work.

To state just a few, the first meeting of Mr Bingley and the Bennet family at the Meryton Assembly was “not well-shot,” “boring” and “flat”; the artificial lighting was unflattering for Judy Dench’s complexion; and he will think again before ever working with CGI.

Perhaps he was just too close to the project, because I found the film to be a cinematically beautiful, well constructed, and touching adaptation. Even where Wright deviated from Jane Austen’s original, I did not think back wistfully to the book. I accepted his changes and even found myself feeling grateful for them.

Wright made a conscious decision to stray from Pride and Prejudice the novel in pursuit of the real. He says Jane Austen described the book as “too light and lacking in shade,” so Wright saw it as his role to bring some necessary darkness to the tale. The result is a gritty and edgy film that is 더 많이 reminiscent of the Brontè sisters than Austen.
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Review by Dellycup posted over a year ago
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Colleen McCullough hated Meggie Cleary.

The news came as quite a surprise to me, but apparently it’s true. In April 2009, as the best-selling author worked on the stage musical version of her literary triumph, the UK Daily Mail quoted her directly:

“Meggie in The Thorn Birds is basically my mother. I detested her. Can 당신 imagine 글쓰기 a 280,000-word book and hating your heroine? She was everything I despise in a woman. She suffered and, worst of all, she enjoyed suffering.”

I didn’t pick up on the author’s hatred when 읽기 the book – far from it – my interpretation was that McCullough really felt for her central character.

The book was divided into 7 sections, and the first of these is titled ‘Meggie’ – it delves into her history; her relationships, her upbringing, and those key moments that helped to form the woman that she would become.

There were times that I wanted to slap some sense into Meggie, but my frustration was always leveled 의해 compassion because I understood her feelings and motivations.
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Opinion by angel_02 posted over a year ago
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I read the 책 of this series before seeing the movie as I always do with book to movie adaptions and have just seen the movie. I think they did quite well with it but I'm not sure it lived up to the books. They changed hair colours of Mrs Coulter, Lyra and even Serafina, small details that may not matter too much but is it hard to dye hair? Already that is beside the point as the actors playing the characters did a very good job and i think were well chosen. I was a bit disappointed that the cut a fair bit out, the movie wasn't long and they could have easily added 더 많이 in without it getting tedious, I was also disappointed with the ending as they didn't finished it in the same place as the 책 as i would have liked to have seen. All though i do think the movie was quite good for and adaptation of a book and did very well, but thats just my opinion.
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Opinion by cressida posted over a year ago
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This spot was created to celebrate book-to-tv/film-screen adaptations. True, there is no way that a live version will ever live up to our imagination. And yes, there are hundreds of examples of how this formula can go wrong. But there are also hundreds of examples of how the formula can go right and astonish us with the magic of cinema, yet all too often these examples are forgotten -- and so this spot is to remind ourselves of both the good and the bad, and to discuss either.

A common criticism of book-to-screen adaptations nowadays is that filmmakers are seemingly relying too often on literature for their content, that the screenwriters are no longer creative themselves. But did 당신 know that practically half of Alfred Hitchcock's 영화 are book adaptations? Rebecca, The Birds, Psycho, ... And what about Steven Spielberg's works: Jaws, Jurassic Park, The Color Purple, Schindler's List,... I say this not to lessen the directors' and screenwriters' creativity in dialogue and vision but to remind critics that 책 have always been a 출처 for the movies.
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