December "Books Made Into Movies" Discussion Help

For December 2015, we will be reading Books Made Into Movies.
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Re: December "Books Made Into Movies" Discussion Help

Post by MsMartha » 29 Nov 2015, 09:42

This looks like a great discussion. One question--isn't the author of Gone Girl Gillian Flynn?

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Post by gali » 29 Nov 2015, 09:54

MsMartha wrote:This looks like a great discussion. One question--isn't the author of Gone Girl Gillian Flynn?
Indeed she is.
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Post by Ryan » 30 Nov 2015, 05:57

The books I'll be reading are: 'The Color Purple' by Alice Walker, 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' by Tennessee Williams and 'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov.
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Post by JuliaDaniels » 30 Nov 2015, 21:55

My first post! How fun :)
I love the Pride and Prejudice BBC version of 1995 with Colin Firth :)
I teach, so I've watched some movies such as Bridge to Terabithia that I found very good, too!
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Post by hsimone » 16 Dec 2015, 18:44

Congrats on your first post, JuliaDaniels :). I hope you enjoy this site! It's so much fun!

I am currently reading The Giver and To Kill a Mockingbird (which I didn't realize the latter was made into a movie until recently).
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Post by Fran » 17 Dec 2015, 07:06

I'm almost finished The Lady in the Van before I see the movie ... Maggie Smith should be awesome
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Post by DATo » 17 Dec 2015, 08:35

Fran wrote:I'm almost finished The Lady in the Van before I see the movie ... Maggie Smith should be awesome
Maggie Smith is one of my favorite actresses of all time. Top of the list would probably be Vanessa Redgrave but Maggie is not far behind.
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Post by Fran » 17 Dec 2015, 17:38

DATo wrote:
Fran wrote:I'm almost finished The Lady in the Van before I see the movie ... Maggie Smith should be awesome
Maggie Smith is one of my favorite actresses of all time. Top of the list would probably be Vanessa Redgrave but Maggie is not far behind.
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Post by Gravy » 17 Dec 2015, 18:53

Maggie Smith is one of my favorite actors as well.
This is an interesting thing to come up as one of my choices for this month is The Secret Garden.

Walter Sparrow was also one of my favorites.
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Post by gali » 17 Dec 2015, 23:21

Graverobber wrote:Maggie Smith is one of my favorite actors as well.
This is an interesting thing to come up as one of my choices for this month is The Secret Garden.

Walter Sparrow was also one of my favorites.
"The Secret Garden" is one of my favorites books. I have read it in my childhood many times. Enjoy! :)
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Post by Redhawk09 » 18 Dec 2015, 12:10

I like some of the classics such as from Jane Austen/Charles Dickens, however I think there's always something lost with a movie if you read the book first no matter what it is.

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Post by lauraforever » 19 Dec 2015, 14:43

I love it when I find a movie and love it, then realize it is a book. I would rather watch the movie then read the book, rather than the other way around. The Chronicles of Narnia was another one, as well as A Wrinkle In Time

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Post by kio » 19 Dec 2015, 16:46

I'm the same way @lauraforever. Usually the book is so good, the movie just can't compare :) I chose One For the Money by Janet Evanovich. Luckily, both the movie and book compare pretty equally :)
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Post by R Kay » 20 Dec 2015, 02:00

Nicholas Sparks. How can you forget him? Almost all his books are made into movies

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Post by hsimone » 20 Dec 2015, 21:11

Aww...Nicholas Sparks...I've been meaning to re-read A Walk to Remember. I love both the book and the movie, even with their differences.
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