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What was the last book to movie adaptation you enjoyed?



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What was the last book to movie adaptation you enjoyed?

I enjoy reading as much as I enjoy watching films and I have unfortunately watched many a letdown of film adaptations, some were absolutely underwhelming due to the film not staying true to the book or the characters not properly fleshed out due to time constraints. But there are some that have been equally brilliant as their source.

One example I could give would be Mystic River by my favorite author Dennis Lehane. Its film adaptation of the same title was masterfully directed by Clint Eastwood and acted with such heart, pain and grit by Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon among others.

When it comes to film adaptations it is truly a hit or miss as it is difficult to coherently compact pages upon pages of character and story development and minute details into 90-120 minutes in the big screen.

How about you? What was the last book to movie adaptation you enjoyed?

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Martinsx1

Mine would be the one and only Game of Thrones movie. I have actually read the novel but in my opinion the movie production of the story is marvelous.

I'm looking forward to the last season of the movie when it comes out next year.



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JBeleren

Game of Thrones IS marvelous and I can't wait for the last season myself. Considering that you have read the books and the series is now much farther along story-wise than the books, what are your thoughts about the liberties that the production took? Are you satisfied with the changes they had to do in order to make it work on a new media?



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Youngshark

Game of thrones takes if for me as well. I am eagerly waiting to see what happens in the new season and there surely will be many sad scenes as per the predictions given.



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Jeane

They say it will be a bitter-sweet ending. So we'll have to expect that some of the major characters who are fan favorites (like Dany) will have to die but so will some of the more loathsome villains like "The Mountain" (which is something I'm looking forward to) though technically the mountain is already dead.

I'm not going to watch this show until I know how it ends. If my favorite character, Sansa dies then there'd be no need to watch GOT's final season.



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Youngshark

The song of Ice and fire. It is set to be a great one the finale. Their tease proved that.



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Jeane

They made fans wait long enough for the series finale.

I hope all the waiting will be well worth it. Rumors have it that we won't be seeing the last of the series next year. We might get a prequel perhaps, afterwards which is something GOT fans should be looking forward to.



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JBeleren

Yes, a longer wait than the usual for the next and final season. I have not heard of that rumor of a prequel and if there one, I would definitely watch it, there's nothing more I would want than to continue exploring the world that Game of Thrones have created.



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theresajane

I don't usually read reviews about movies or series being more marvelous than the book. I haven't read the book not watched the TV series of Game of Thrones. But, I know that it's massively popular. I just don't have the luxury of time to watch it from the very beginning.



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Martinsx1

Mine would be the one and only Game of Thrones movie. I have actually read the novel but in my opinion the movie production of the story is marvelous.

I'm looking forward to the last season of the movie when it comes out next year.



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Steve5

Actually, it's not a movie. It's called a TV series. The show consists of episodes where the main story begins and ends in a cliffhanger at the last one. I'm sure many viewers were original fans of the books. And now the mainstream community has joined them.



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Jeane

I read some of the books after I'd already watched the show. Never did like his writing style so I after I read "a storm of Swords" I gave up. IMO the TV writers did a much better job than JRR Martin. Though many adaptations aren't as good as their source material, Game of Thrones is much better than A Song of Ice and Fire books.



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Jeane

I read some of the books after I'd already watched the show. Never did like his writing style so I after I read "a storm of Swords" I gave up. IMO the TV writers did a much better job than JRR Martin. Though many adaptations aren't as good as their source material, Game of Thrones is much better than A Song of Ice and Fire books.



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JBeleren

Steve5 is right. It is a TV series rather than a movie, though the production value is far more grand than most movies. It is an adaptation from a novel that wasn't considered a mainstream success in its time but has skyrocketed in popularity because of the show. It is a good example of a novel that fits a TV series more than it would be on the big screen.



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burgosmichael24

I love reading books but I am not a fan of novels. Maybe the movie adaptation that I am looking forward to is the next book of Harry Potter. I don't read Harry Potter's books but I really enjoyed the movies.



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JBeleren

More often than not, when you love a film adaptation without having read the book, you would love the book more as it has more details on how the mind your favorite character in the movie works. You will get additional details on the background of each character. I would suggest giving it a try and read the harry potter books since you loved the series of films for it.



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Steve5

That's okay. A lot of movie watchers don't even the read the books. What's important is that they understand the story and can relate with it on an emotional level. It's probably why Harry Potter was such a huge success.

It appealed to the inner child in all of us.



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Jelineex

Well, it's not everything that we have full awareness on any information. Movies are more interesting than reading books especially without pictures. Although, movies are sometimes a twist of book but still hold interest. Harry Potter book and movie is one of the best story. I'm a fan of it.



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jpk0007

I also love to read books and also like to watch movies. I think that most of the times movies based on books are not able to capture the content of the book in an effective manner and tend to disappoint the viewers who have already read the book. However there are a few exceptions to this and few films have been able to positively potray the story told in the book in an effective manner. I think the most recent example of this will be the immensely succesful Harry Potter series.Most of the movies in this series have been able to capture the mood and the content of the story and dont disappoint you.



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Steve5

I agree. Movies often end up being disappointing. It's not that the stories aren't that good. But a lot of times the directors and screenwriters aren't even trying to keep it consistent with the source material. They're changing it to fit their vision.

The only reason Harry Potter ended up looking the way it did was because J.K. Rowling herself was there. She made sure everything was the way it should be.



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Corzhens

This is an old movie but I still remember it maybe because I had read the book first before I saw the movie in the cinema. The Bicentennial Man that starred Robin Williams was not an ordinary sci-fi story because it was about being human. The robot had learned to make crafts that he could sell which made him rich. But he wanted to use his money to make him human. Some parts of his body was changed to function like a human and later on when he reached 200 years old, he became totally human and died a happy death.



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Steve5

That sounds like such a weird movie. But knowing the story, it could be a nice film to watch. A lot of his movies are sad yet sweet in some ways. I guess there's a special lesson in their somewhere about learning to love who you are.



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JBeleren

I vaguely remember that film, I know that my parents and my old sister watched it when I was a kid. I wasn't mature enough to take interest in watching it but I remember it having many sad scenes. I just searched for a poster of it online and it evoked a somber feeling within me. Was it a good adaptation? I think I will invest time in both the movie and the book one of these days.



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theresajane

Wait, I didn't know that it's actually a movie adaptation of a book! I remember enjoying the movie when I was young. It's such a shame that I didn't know about the book. But, I think, it's never too late to read it someday, when I get to have a free time.



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antonToledo

I just recently finished watching Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows part 2 and I can that was sad yet satisfying to the Harry Potter movie franchise. I never read the books but a lot of people said that the on-screen adaptations were on point Jk Rowling was hands-on in the production of the film. All 8 movies were great and I loved how grew together corresponding with there characters in the film. I hope the Harry Potter Curse child will have its own big screen adaptation.



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Steve5

I agree. The last movie was somewhat bittersweet. I feel like all movie endings have that quality to them. They're not overly happy and sweet. But also not entirely depressing as well.

They're both joyful and melancholic at the same time.



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cmoneyspinner

The last book-to-movie adaptation was Dickens “A Christmas Carol”. But of course, that's because it's the holiday season. However when it comes to book-to-movie adaptations most of my favorites are based on books by Charles Dickens.



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Steve5

I like it too. It's a classic for the holidays. Its lesson is very heartwarming. I very much enjoyed the main character's transformation from a selfish old man to the best version of himself. Also, everyone enjoys seeing the ghosts of Christmas.



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Steve5

I think mine was The Hunger Games. I liked the movie adaptation. It was one of those movies where you want to find out how it ends. The climax was really good. I didn't expect them to almost go through with eating the poison berries. In a way, I'm glad I watched it first before reading the book.



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amelia88

Loved the Hunger Games series too. I actually saw the movies first and that was what inspired me to go back and read the books too!



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knnon

I haven't really read the book but I've watched the movies. Was the book any different? Did they cut out things from the book? I enjoyed watching Hunger Games and I have the ebooks in my tab but I don't really have the time to read them.



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Jelineex

I am not really familiar with Hunger Games. i saw it on television once. I never get to enjoy it since I don't understand the story. I don't know if they're into competition or they are hunting. I missed to focus on the story since my companions like to switch remote to other channels in back and forth manner. It's difficult to digest everything.



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kaushikangara

Who can forget the famous Harry Potter series? I just loved every part of the movie and still cannot believe it is all over. The characters in the movie became everyone's friends and it was lovely to watch the entire movie series without getting bored at any point. I wish Harry Potter continues to keep entertaining us as it did during all its time.



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amelia88

Harry Potter is iconic. I think the series is what made a lot of young people interested in reading again. Lots of great stories and the movie adaptations were pretty fantastic too.



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knnon

We still have the Fantastic Beasts series! Don't forget those. It's still fun to watch and great to read! I honestly wish Jo would write about the Marauders. That would be nice though won't it?



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Wenkx03

My sister really loves Harry Potter. She have all the seven books and have all the movie in her phone. I think its crazy because of how large the movie is. But asnlong as she happy to be die hard fun, theres nothing wrong with it.



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knnon

Harry Potter for me. I love the books more though. They took out a lot of the story and even characters on the movie version. Understandable since they need to fit all the story in a few hours but still it would've been nice to see aaaallllllll of the story in the movie.



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ajahcuizon

I love Harry Potter too. It is really a movie in which many people got hooked up after watching and until now they are still into. I may only have been able too read one book of it's series, I am still glad on how they made Harry Potter so good. I appreciate their work as they made sure to make the movie as closely as possible.



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knnon

You're right they did a job well done with how closely they tried to make it with the book, specially the Quidditch matches. But what I always love the most was seeing all those food from the movie! The feast always looks so goooood!!!



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Wenkx03

For me I would be the Hunger Games. Yes its kinda let down.jn the end but still good to watch. I think the first movie is best.



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jaymish3

The last book I read that was made into a movie was Fifty shades of Grey. People who have read this book and fans of romantic novels know that this book is like a religion. You have at the side of your bed and can read it over and over again. Normally once I read the book I can't watch the movie. But I must admit the movie for this one was good and it did the story justice. It brought the characters to live.



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ajahcuizon

The last book that I have read and watched on the big screen is "The Inferno" of Dan Brown. I cannot say it is perfect but it is quite a good adaptation for me. Although there a lot of scenes that were slightly changed, I can say that they tried their best to make the movie adaptation as closely as possible with the book.



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theresajane

Dan Brown and his books were really something. They always create buzz. Well, of course, the movies too. They also test you about what you already know and what you believe in.



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ajahcuizon

Yeah, Brown is really good in making twisted stories making you believe about something that you don't believe before. I have collected all of his novels and books because I am really a fan of his theories.



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Jelineex

I think that last movie film that I watched was Alice in Wonderland. It was a good book story and I find it interesting in the movie itself. Thou, there are few twist in the movie that adds interest. But, the whole story concept is still preserved. I love the adventure and Cheshire Cat mischievous grin. I enjoyed watching and reading this story.



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Franzel2oo

My secret is, I don't watch movies of books I have read, but I read books whose adaptation to movies I have watched. It's better to go from a bad thing to a good one, than to go the other way around. I however enjoyed the Harry Porter series movie adaptations. As far as cinema goes, I think the team did well to bring the world in the books to life on the screens.



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luv2xacosta

Game of thrones is my last book that I've read whose adaptation in to a movie. It has a great story line and I just love how each character gets better and better each season.



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Kakashi2020

All the Harry Potter Books have great screen adaptations. What I like about the movies was the magical special effects and the music.



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theresajane

Yes, you are right. There are only few movies that nailed their own adaptations of the books and one of them is Harry Potter. The movie itself is as magical as the books.



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Kakashi2020

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is another Book to Movie masterpiece with the beautiful setting and scenery in the movies and the grandeur of the epic fight scenes between armies, it's one of the very best screen adaptations I've ever seen.



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Jeane

The last adaptation I watched was Mrs Doubtfire. Just yesterday. I'd watched the movie first before I read the book, recently read the book and decided to watch the movie once again. I think it was a good adaptation although there are some parts which were changed. Nice adaptation though.



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mhingnhormz

What was rhe last book to movie adaptation you enjoyed: For me, all the Twilight episode. I really love the story of vampire, wolf, human and the fruit of the love of the vampire and human then. The story was thrilling and you can't guess what will happen next you will just surprise on it. I love the way they act as when tey transform into wolf the way tey protect their loveones.



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gutzman

I love watching movies I'm not sure if all of them came from a book adaptation. I am sure though with the Harry Potter series because I have the book. It's somehow disappointing when you watch the movie first before the book. The book is more detailed compared to the movies. The only advantage I see is that movies have visuals and sounds but I like the details that books give.



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JBeleren

Books will always be more detailed than films. I also try to read the books first when I like a film that is about to come out, that way I already know more of the lore or the core motivations of the characters and if the film underwhelms then I can just fill in the blanks with all the info that I know from the book and presume that it was said in the film.



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