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    The Mist.
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    The Green Mile
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    Honestly, I think the Bourne movies are far superior to the books
    I haven't read the books, but I would immediately believe it. The Damon movies were an masterclass on action and suspense. I don't remember many movies that had such a great amount of suspense.

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    In the Bedroom
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    Twilight










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    L.A. Confidential

    In my opinion the film trimmed a lot of bloat from the novel and did a better job at humanizing the characters.

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    If we're including comic books, I'd say Iron Man transcended the source material. RDJ brought Tony Stark to life in a way that the comics never did IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagSeven View Post
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    When I first watched the Frank Darabont version of The Mist I was immediately pissed off at the ending. Having not read the book I have nothing to compare it to, but the film (including the ending) has grown on me.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Walton View Post
    If we're including comic books, I'd say Iron Man transcended the source material. RDJ brought Tony Stark to life in a way that the comics never did IMO.
    Of course we're counting comicbooks and agreed. Jon Favreau's interpretation has definitely taken the character from C-List to A-list as well.
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    a great example of that is Blade Runner.

    Ridley Scott took Do Android's Dream Of Electric Sheep and made it something more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Moriarty View Post
    a great example of that is Blade Runner.

    Ridley Scott took Do Android's Dream Of Electric Sheep and made it something more.
    More annoying, perhaps. More prosaic. More about shooting things. More not an intentional comedy. More...

    I know some of you love Blade Runner. And I don't mind the movie. It's alright. But I don't get the love, and I especially don't see any way it's superior to its source material. Is the voice over? Is it the unicorn? Priss doing her wigging out roll around thing? Rutger Hauer in the rain? Because Rutgy was pretty good, I'll give you that.

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    The Lord of the Rings. The movies are just way easier to watch the the books are to read. Especially the Return of the King movie over the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyattractor View Post
    The Lord of the Rings. The movies are just way easier to watch the the books are to read. Especially the Return of the King movie over the book.
    I agree. I tried to read the books several times but I gave up after 50 pages or so of the first book. Is was extremly boring. The movies were good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyattractor View Post
    The Lord of the Rings. The movies are just way easier to watch the the books are to read. Especially the Return of the King movie over the book.
    Agree.
    I like fantasy and found the lord of the rings books a chore to get through.
    I don't deny that they are great, but that style of writing isn't to my tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Walton View Post
    If we're including comic books, I'd say Iron Man transcended the source material. RDJ brought Tony Stark to life in a way that the comics never did IMO.
    While I agree, I would say the comics did a good job capitalizing and catching up on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane View Post
    I agree. I tried to read the books several times but I gave up after 50 pages or so of the first book. Is was extremly boring. The movies were good.

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