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Re: Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer


paulgoatallen wrote:

That's the danger of Hollywood making a book into a movie. When you read a novel, you perceive characters in certain way and if the movie deviates from your visuals, it's usually disappointing. I can list dozens of movies that haven't lived up to my expectations after reading the novels:

 

1. Dune by Frank Herbert

2. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

3. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

4.  Children of Men by P.D. James

5. Eragon by Paolini

6.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

7.  The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

8. Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

9. Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

10. 2010 by Arthur C. Clarke

11. Enemy Mine by Barry Longyear

12. Clan of the Cabe Bear by Jean Auel

13. The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein

 

And that's just off the top of my head! It's gotten to the point where I almost hope none of my favorite books are ever made into movies....

Paul 


Ah well Paul, The Hitchhiker screenwrite was actually being done by Adams when he died. I think they did a wonderful honerable job afterwards. It not the worst on screen interpritation by far. And the homage use of Adams own tune in the being was sweet. 

 

But can we add

Damnation Alley - Roger Zelany

Starship Troupers - Robert Heinlein

Dracula - Brom Stoker

Frankenstien - Mary Shelly

Time Machince - H.G. Wells 

 

 

And Lets just face it. The more you love a book the more any interpritaion but your own, sucks. 

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Re: Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

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MY GOD, TIGGER! How could I have forgotten Starship Troopers?!? Good call! That may have been the all-time WORST movie based on a book. Somewhere Robert Heinlein is rolling over...

 

And, I agree, Hitchhiker's Guide could've been a lot worse, but it was still disappointing to me I think because I loved the series so much and had such (probably impossibly) high expectations... 

Paul

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Re: Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer


paulgoatallen wrote:

MY GOD, TIGGER! How could I have forgotten Starship Troopers?!? Good call! That may have been the all-time WORST movie based on a book. Somewhere Robert Heinlein is rolling over...

 

And, I agree, Hitchhiker's Guide could've been a lot worse, but it was still disappointing to me I think because I loved the series so much and had such (probably impossibly) high expectations... 

Paul

Message Edited by paulgoatallen on 08-06-2008 08:16 PM

Funny thing is his wife approved it. She actually said it was the best screenwrite of all her husband books. But if you've read enough Heinlein you'd know she read few if any of his books. (chuckle)