I don't know .. its not as good as the book..

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Yea no shit.. !


    Thanks to everyone who has ever posted that the movie/tv show was not as good as the print media on which it was based on..

    Your thoughtful yet oh so cleaver observations will never get old... yep, its not as good as the book that is for sure...that's it...mmhmm

    In fact all adaptions currently in production of print media should be halted right away...to spare us the embarrassment of any future insightful cliche'


    Thank you from


    Us thoughtless simple minded lovers of pop culture

    :hat:
     
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    Shawshank Redemption movie was better than the written work.
     
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    Now there's a cutting edge rant!

    For the record; The Godfather book was not as good as the movie.

    And Peter Benchley's Jaws was a giant pile of shit!
     
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    fucking great movie... i am not here to debate what is better then what...just reading the same fucking shit every time there is an adaptation gives me douche chills
     
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    [video=youtube;u9S41Kplsbs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9S41Kplsbs[/video]
     
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    i never read what critics think of something. what do i care what some dude i don't know thinks? i love reading. movies are often a disappointment if you've read the book, but they are what they are. people who can't suspend disbelief shouldn't watch too much or they'll get angina! I've often found a good book by watching a movie based on it.
     
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    dito
     
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    Other than The Walking Dead, what else (lately) has been making people say that? Are there people saying that Game of Thrones isn't as good as the books?

    Last month I watched The Shining for the first time in years. I had just read the book a few months back. To my knowledge, the only person who bitched that the movie wasn't like the book was Steven King himself. There are so many movies that are never compared to the books they were based off of. Even with the Harry Potter and LoTR stuff, I never really heard any significant bitch that films weren't as good as or faithful to their literary counterparts. The Walking Dead is the only one I hear people doing that to these days.
     
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    Wow, yeah, books are a different and deeper experience than movies.

    I'll file that tid-bit away and try to remember it.
     
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    you have to watch the Doc movie Room 237 if you like The Shinning.. it is fucking out there but fun


    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085910/
     
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    you should.. they are better then the movie in case you had not heard
     
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    Robert Shaw is a fucking genius. None of that was in the book. He took the Sackler/Milius speech and made it his own. Easily one of the three best scenes in movie history!
     
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    if you saw [FONT=arial, sans-serif]The Shark is Still Working[/FONT]
    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]they talk about how Robert showed up drunk the first time the shot that and fucked it all up[/FONT]
    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]then the next day he fucking nailed it and the rest is history[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]to this day that scene moves me [/FONT]
     
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    I'm actually not the biggest fan of the movie, but I think that Kubrick made all the right decisions changing it up from the book.

    I heard about that documentary. I've seen a few clips on Youtube (O&A talked about it) and I'm sure if I'll find it aggravating or intriguing. It's on my list though. Thanks.
     
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    its out there thats for sure... it points out some interesting shit most of it crazy but worth a watch
     
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    He had to be carried off the boat and he had a total blackout. I can barely answer my phone when I'm hungover from one of those type of nights. Cutting a ten page speech and getting a perfect performance in 4 takes is just fucking insanely amazing.
     
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    fucker was great... they don't make them like him anymore
     
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    Worst adaption ever, The running man (Stephen King as Richard Bachman)...

    Shit movie barely resembled a great book.
     
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    Same with Fight Club. Even Chuck Palalalalnuk admitted to that.
     
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    Was that a Schwarzenegger movie, you negging cocksucker?