Often when I have read a great book and it becomes a movie, like so many of Stephen King's, I am disappointed in the movie and always find the book much better. Seems like not all the opinions and view can be expressed in the movie's frame time. Are there any movies out there that did great justice to the written words of a great novel?
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You have given me a nice list to explore. Thanks for the comment!
That movie was a series too was it not?
I love the roles Robert De Niro plays!
That was an awesome movie, but I never read the book! Good to know.....loved Pony Boy!
Awesome...looking forward to what else you come up with.
Forgot about Mockingbird! Great story!
But not "Wizard of Oz." I can't agree with that! I was so disappointed when I saw that movie... There is no singing in the book. Dorothy is supposed to be about age ten and with short blonde hair. It is not a dream from which she wakes up.
The epic 'Lonesome Dove' with Robert Duvall was screened on tv here as well. It's hard to keep to a book with long descriptive or narrative passages. You're limited to the 'physical' element of a story unless a narrator enters the 'equation'.
Wow you are a big book reader!
Well, that's been over a 60 year lifetime and a reading life begun with Golden Books @ age 4! ;)
Well, Civil War Bob, my trouble is I can not remember back that far anymore! Mine is 52 years, lucky to remember last year! LOL!
Thanks, Bob. That's a good list, but I would disagree about Journey to the Center of the Earth, at least the version I saw, which brought in a romantic sub-plot that wasn't in Verne.
That is right! I studied Of Mice And Men in a novel class and saw the movie later.