Books made into movies yes or no?

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Yes, because then even non readers get to experience great stories
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I think both. These are two different ways of telling a story and I feel like we should respect both. It does affect me when a movie is a complete let down, for example the Percy Jackson movies. They're a good watch on it's own, but if we've read the books, it's kinda disappointing. Otherwise, I love watching adaptations of books as movies.
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Post by dennisbragra »

Yes. The movie brings the book to life, unless the butcher it.
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Absolutely not because 9 times out of 10 they ruin it. The movie always leaves out details that are so significant to the reader and to the story line, so for the person watching they can never really understand where certain characters are coming from and why certain decisions were made to achieve that particular ending. So big no for me I always end up upset.
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Post by EternalD »

Few movies are better than the original books. I can only mention a few, including The Godfather, Forrest Gump, Schindler's List, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Some adaptations (like the Percy Jackson series and The Maze Runner) are so terrible that it gets embarrassing.
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Post by IamJc_Bembo12 »

I see no problem with this. Sometimes finishing reading a certain book really imparted on my mind for a long period, making me imagine sets of unforgettable events from the story. Making it as a movie is an ideal option and I concur with this.
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Post by Sarah Eliza »

Depends on the book.The ones I grew up watching like Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Kidnapped, The Swiss Family Robinson, 1984, Sherlock Holmes ect. stayed very true to the source material and literally brought the book to life. I think nowadays the book-to-movie adaptation suffers because the movie makers pick and choose only a few elements and details from the book and then do whatever they want with the rest, like re-writing characters, omitting characters, changing the plot twists, changing a character's motivations, changing the lesson of the story ect.

So yes and no I guess, lol.
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Post by mohamed benziane »

I am definitely for that, it somehow gives faces to the characters other then the ones you imagines, and if the actors are well chosen it's even better, same like the movie a walk to remember, ma favorite
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Post by toointofiction »

I honestly lost a lot of faith in book to movie adaptations, but I still get a little excited when I find out I can see my favorite books on the big screen.
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