Movies From Books

What are your thoughts? Best done? Worst done? Most true to the book? Most strayed away? I love the Harry Potter books and movies. I think the adaptations to the big screen have been nearly as well done as they possibly could be. Casting has been fabulous. Casting brings me to the adaptation I have not been able to bring myself to watch. I read all the Twilight books in about 2 weeks. I had a picture of him in my head that is far far away from Robert Pattinson. I like the Edward in my head and don’t want to spoil it. Gone With the Wind. Even in four hours you couldn’t include the whole book, I think they did a good job even though they did cut out Scarlett’s other kids. Hunt For Red October big thumbs up. Patriot Games Okay. Clear and Present Danger, I don’t think so. Those are the biggies that come to mind at the moment. I have to include Bond here. I must admit, I haven’t read the books. Which Bond movie and/or actor do you think portrays Ian Fleming’s Bond the best?

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  1. Darlene,

    Is it wrong to admit I don’t watch James Bond movies? LOL I normally hate when books I love go to the big screen, and was so nervous when Lord of the Rings was going. Of course, I was still there opening night for the first one…and I loved it. Oh, there were pieces of the story that I missed, Tom Bombadil for instance, but overall, it was probably one of the most brilliant adaptations ever.

    Holly

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    • Holly,

      Thanks so much for dropping by. It’s not wrong not to watch Bond movies. I didn’t watch any of the Pierce Brosnan Bond movies. As I said he was just too pretty =) for my taste. I have to admit I haven’t seen the Lord of The Rings movies yet. Need to plan a marathon day and watch them all. Thanks for your thoughts on the subject.

      Darlene

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  2. Darlene,

    You really should see them sometime…they were really great! And thanks for not holding James Bond!

    Holly

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