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AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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Can you think of many you liked?

I can think of a few offhand, like Dune, most Harry Potter (Yes, I'm a Potterhead), although I haven't really combed through the whole The Pillars of the Earth manifesto, I wonder if the miniseries measures up. (I liked it, by the way.)
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Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:03 am
Aught3ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 4290Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:36 amLocation: New Zealand Gender: Male

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I liked The Kite Runner.
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Anachronous RexLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 2008Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:07 pmLocation: Kansas City, MO Gender: Male

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Well, there is Lord of the Rings, of course, and since it's been mentioned Kite Runner, but I'm having difficulty coming up with others.

EDIT: The animated Secret of NIMH was pretty good.
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AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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Anachronous Rex wrote:Well, there is Lord of the Rings, of course, and since it's been mentioned Kite Runner, but I'm having difficulty coming up with others.

EDIT: The animated Secret of NIMH was pretty good.



I like Lord of the Rings but in some ways it also ruined the books for me. I loved Secret of NIMH. I, Claudius was fantastic as well, but I admit to not having read the Graves' novel.
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Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:47 am
NetheralianUser avatarPosts: 357Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:13 pmLocation: Underwater world Gender: Cake

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Die Hard and Total Recall have to be favourites...

The Golden Compass was also pretty good - shame they probably won't make the rest of the books.
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:51 am
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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Netheralian wrote:Die Hard and Total Recall have to be favourites...

The Golden Compass was also pretty good - shame they probably won't make the rest of the books.


The Golden Compass seemed like perhaps it might be too complicated for a literal translation, so I do wonder if it could have pulled off sequels.
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Duvelthehobbit666User avatarPosts: 1136Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:39 pmLocation: On a pale blue dot Gender: Male

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Of Mice and Men was pretty good and I liked Perfume when they made the movie out of it. Wasn't that happy with the Potter movies especially the third one. LOTR was good but I kind of see it separate of the book. Although it was very different than the book, HGTTG was a awesome movie. Can't think of others I like so if I think of more I'll post them.
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ImprobableJoeLime TordUser avatarPosts: 6195Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:24 pm

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Fight Club was pretty good. Starship Troopers too.
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KrazyskooterUser avatarPosts: 143Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:04 pmLocation: Seminary, MS Gender: Male

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The Green Mile.
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:12 pm
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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I think I'd almost say anything with vampires in it makes a better book. But anything Charles Dickens or Sherlock Holmes makes a better movie.

Oh, and the old Watership Down was phenomenal. :D

This is really adding to my reading list. :P
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Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:21 pm
MRaverzPosts: 1838Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:00 am Gender: Pinecone

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Netheralian wrote:The Golden Compass was also pretty good - shame they probably won't make the rest of the books.

God no, they destroyed Northern Lights.
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:56 pm
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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MRaverz wrote:
Netheralian wrote:The Golden Compass was also pretty good - shame they probably won't make the rest of the books.

God no, they destroyed Northern Lights.


In the book? People were also sucked into the great nothingness of atomic and material unmaking because of dimensional tears, and pursued by thanatos-type scythed creatures who gobbled up their souls but were only visible to children.
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MRaverzPosts: 1838Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:00 am Gender: Pinecone

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Andiferous wrote:
MRaverz wrote:God no, they destroyed Northern Lights.


In the book? People were also sucked into the great nothingness of atomic and material unmaking because of dimensional tears, and pursued by thanatos-type scythed creatures who gobbled up their souls but were only visible to children.

The book is called Northern Lights, 'The Golden Compass' is the American version of the title just as the 'Sorcerer's Stone' is the American version of 'Philosopher's Stone'.

Publishers have a tendency to dumb down titles when they cross the Atlantic. :P
Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:32 pm
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:18 pm
lrkunUser avatarPosts: 3831Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:37 pmLocation: R. Gender: Tree

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Anachronous RexLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 2008Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:07 pmLocation: Kansas City, MO Gender: Male

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Andiferous wrote:Oh, and the old Watership Down was phenomenal. :D

ALL I WANTED WAS A MOVIE ABOUT BUNNIES! :cry:

I suppose I enjoyed Battlefield Earth roughly the same amount in book or movie form.

Nosferatu was really good.
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AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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MRaverz wrote:
Andiferous wrote:
In the book? People were also sucked into the great nothingness of atomic and material unmaking because of dimensional tears, and pursued by thanatos-type scythed creatures who gobbled up their souls but were only visible to children.

The book is called Northern Lights, 'The Golden Compass' is the American version of the title just as the 'Sorcerer's Stone' is the American version of 'Philosopher's Stone'.P


8-)

The Golden Compass was a British movie production but renamed itself, and became popular under that name because of the film. Harry Potter came out as "the Philosopher's stone" in Canada aussi avec the same cover art as in the UK. And the world is round, which means you could really swim off one coast of Britain and return to the other. But I think you've just outted yourself as a closet Potter fan. :D I think!

Anachronous Rex wrote:
Andiferous wrote:Oh, and the old Watership Down was phenomenal. :D


ALL I WANTED WAS A MOVIE ABOUT BUNNIES! :cry:

I suppose I enjoyed Battlefield Earth roughly the same amount in book or movie form.

Nosferatu was really good.


But darn it, bunnies NEED GODS TOO! :)
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Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:07 am
MRaverzPosts: 1838Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:00 am Gender: Pinecone

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Andiferous wrote:
MRaverz wrote:The book is called Northern Lights, 'The Golden Compass' is the American version of the title just as the 'Sorcerer's Stone' is the American version of 'Philosopher's Stone'.P


8-)

The Golden Compass was a British movie production but renamed itself, and became popular under that name because of the film. Harry Potter came out as "the Philosopher's stone" in Canada aussi avec the same cover art as in the UK. And the world is round, which means you could really swim off one coast of Britain and return to the other. But I think you've just outted yourself as a closet Potter fan. :D I think!

Lets just say: His Dark Materials >>> Harry Potter

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Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:50 am
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

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The more recent Harry Potter films came out quite well (the first two were awful, IMO).
The Lord of the Rings was an absolute triumph.
Watership Down was very good.



I disliked the 80's film version of Dune, but the more recent Children of Dune TV series was good.
I hated The Golden Compass film. It didn't live up to Northern Lights at all. I'm really, really tempted to go into a long rant about it, but I'll just say it should have been an adult film and left in all the blasphemy and brutality of the book.
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RichardMNixonUser avatarPosts: 1047Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:45 pmLocation: USA Gender: Pinecone

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I preferred the LOTR movies to the books but I have trouble stomaching most fantasy literature.

I'll throw in the obvious Shawshank Redemption because I watched it this week.
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