Star-cross'd lover (willowbottom) wrote in fandomfilmgeeks,
Star-cross'd lover

From books to movies

There are a ton, probably over half, of movies made that were once books. A few of them are very good adapted screenplays, and some being very awful. Yet, being a bad adapted screenplay doesn't make it a bad movie, though.

  • What would you say is the best/one of the best/some of the best adapted movies?
    If it counts, off of the top of my head at the moment, my vote goes to Holes, besides the fact that the script was written by the author XD

  • What about some of the worst?
    I'm most definitely saying Timeline. I read that book before I knew that there was going to be a movie made. (I think a year before, and it was pre-production.) And as time went on, I found out what they changed and was iffy, but when it finally came out, it was a disaster. I find that most all Michael Crichton books, when changed into script, are dreadful films (with the exception of Jurassic Park but even then, things were changed.)

    Also, my last question is:
  • What are some upcoming/pre-production/rumoured movies that are from books?
    I've decided that I wanted to try to read a few that will be coming out, to see if my vision is the same as theres.Two that I know off the top of my head: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (For those who have read it, what do you think of the cast?), The Talisman (another Steven King novel).

    And, has anyone heard about the lastest Jurassic Park IV?
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