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    Isaac Asimov's "Foundation".

    The Hari Seldon messages would make great movie moments. Also, the whole science becomes religion theme works well in movie form.
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    Definitely on the Chronicles of Narnia bandwagon. CS Lewis is brilliant. Somehow I had missed reading the series through the years and finally did so over the Christmas holiday about 3 years ago. Phenomenal.

    I'd like to see The Poisonwood Bible made into a movie. It is an excellent story. At the same time, the writing was excellent - and I fear that wouldn't translate well onto the big screen.

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    Originally posted by phat32
    I'd love to see The Watchmen, a comic book by Alan Moore, turned into a movie, but that's never going to happen.The Watchmen at Amazon.com
    Yay, Phat!!! ALAN MOORE ROCKS!!!!! I love his work so much, however, that I am reticent to see on-screen translations. From Hell was such an excellent book, the film did not do justice to it at all. Similarly, I love Grant Morrison's The Invisibles but do not think that psychedelically baroque series could ever transition smoothly to an onscreen adaptation. I am, however, looking forward to Garth Ennis Preacher film that's currently in development. For some reason, I really think that could work.
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    Originally posted by Zaius
    Isaac Asimov's "Foundation".

    The Hari Seldon messages would make great movie moments. Also, the whole science becomes religion theme works well in movie form.
    Oh, yeah! Wouldn't that be great? Especially the one where Hari Seldon is wrong for the first time.

    spegs, did you read Pastwatch by O.S. Card? That might be a good movie, too. Very epic in scope. As a total aside, Card wrote an excellent book on characterization and one on how to write good science fiction. They're both in my collection of "how to" books in my writing room.
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    Paulie--I started Pastwatch but I didn't finish! I have a really good excuse though--I had a baby. And then the baby didn't start sleeping through the night till he was 9 months old. Sometime during those blurred months of sleep deprivation, I forgot how to read.

    But now that you've reminded me about that one, I'll probably pick it up next time I go to the library (which I'm avoiding right now because all the money I owe them in late fines. Naughty Spegs!)
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    You know, Card's Homebody would be a good flick too. The ending when the house goes berserk and tries to kill everyone...that would be fabulous.
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    Oh, I thought of another one... Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell, has anyone else read that?

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    "The Secret Life of Bees" is one of my new favorites. If you listen to books on tapes, this is a good one because the girl who reads it does such a fabulous job.

    Simbna, I would love The Poisonwood Bible to be made into a movie. The whole time I was reading it, I imagined Robert Duvall as the father, Jessica Lange as the mother, and Reese Witherspoon as the ditsy oldest daughter (the blond one they call the "Termite"). Didn't have the other girls cast!

    If I'm not mistaken, Steven Spielberg has the rights to "Memoirs of a Geisha", but there have been some sort of legal/logistical problems holding it up.

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    I know somebody has mentoned him already but i really want to see a movie of dean koontz's Strange Highways.The movie of intestity is what turned me onto koontz.the vesion of hideaway is just cat in my opinion though
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    The first book of Diana Gabaldon's series - here it was called Crossstitch, but I think in the States it was called 'The Outlander' - not too sure about that!
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