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    Best Movie Adaptation

    Which book was adapted beautifully to the silver screen?

    For me, it's A Simple Plan. I loved the book, and (amazingly) I thought the movie was even better. They changed the ending, but the choices they made were excellent.

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    A Time To Kill

    To be honest, I read the book AFTER the movie and liked the movie so much better. It was one of those stories that actually translates better on the big screen though. JMHO.

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    *Gasp* Miss Filangi, that movie freaked me out. I was really young when I first saw it. It scarred me for life......still very good though!

    I liked a few...The Andromeda Strain, The Bourne Identity, and The Fellowship of the Ring.

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    Absolutely....The Green Mile!

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    Mdrio, I know this is off topic, but I always forget how young you are. I was thinking, "He was little??"

    It really is a credit how intelligent and well spoken you are. So glad I've been able to meet you here on the boards.
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    I think the adaptations of Alex Kotlowitz's "There are No Children Here," Alice Walker's "The Cplor Purple," Gloria Naylor's "The Women of Brewster Place," Solomon Northup's "Twelve Years a Slave," and Richard Wright's "Black Boy" were all phenomenal movies! Although I pretty much always prefer the book to the movie (I can't think of a movie I ever liked more than the book)...

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    "The Godfather" - I liked it better than the book.

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    Gone with the Wind

    I think the movie did a great job of creating the characters. Vivien Leigh and Clark Cable were so perfect for the role. Everything was much more vivid in the movie than the book.

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    The Shawshank Redemption and--here's one of my small favorites--Presumed Innocent. Raul Julia was masterful in the role of Sandy Stern.

    Too bad Turow never wrote anything quite so good again.
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    About A Boy

    I thought the adaptation was terrific until that scene in the school auditorium.

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