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    Re: Books into Movies: Opinions, Reviews, Dsappointments and Vctories

    Janet Evanovich recently mentioned that she saw the entire Movie of her first Stephanie Plum Book (in theaters January 27,2012) "One For the Money"; and thought Katherine Heigl was fantastic as Stephanie! We'll just see Janet, I hope your right - but she has crashed my image of what I thought of Stephanie, not sure if it will work yet or not in the movie. Also, can't believe the men (Ranger & Joe) are as hot as the ones in my imagination either... but I am still looking forward to the release.
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    Unfortunately, I always have to take those kinds of statements with a grain of salt. Remember when Anne Rice praised Tom Cruise as Lestat? Yikes. I wonder if it's wishful thinking or pressure from the studio or both.

    Maybe it's in the contract when the author sells the book that he/she cannot bash the film when it's released. John Irving famously slammed Simon Birch, so I wouldn't be surprised if studios/producers did what they had to do to avoid that happening.
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    Just saw Cloud Atlas after re-reading the book. The entire format was different - stories happening simultaneously rather than boomeranging through them and back. Lots of things were left out and lots of things were changed/added, but I have to say - even with all that, it caught the flavor and intent of the book. Visually stunning. I will have to see it again because I'm sure I missed a lot the first time through. If you see it, stay for the credits!
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    I saw The Perks of Being a Wallflower yesterday and thought the movie was quite a good adaption of the book.
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    The Reacher novels are being made into movies apparently--starring Tom Cruise!

    6'5" Reacher, played by shrimpy Tom Cruise.

    I've started a thread on this idiocy under movies if there are other Reacher fans out there.

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    Saw the preview for the Reacher movie... leaving aside that Tom C. Shrimp has to win against the villians with a bunch of acrobatic kung fu type moves instead of brute strength and size like Reacher, the story seemed to be more like a traditional superspy type thing... oh we have a crisis,who can solve it, Reacher, but he's retired, no one knows where he is, well, find him and get him to work on it whether he wants to or not.... The post military life Reacher stories are always ones where he kind of wanders into town and into some mess. No one goes LOOKING for him! Arrgh.

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