Re: Who do you choose: Avatar of the Year Award: 2011
posted at 1/8/2012 1:15 PM EST
In Response to Re: Who do you choose: Avatar of the Year Award: 2011
In Response to Re: Who do you choose: Avatar of the Year Award: 2011 : Of course I did. I thought, as I usually do when I've read the book before seeing the movie, that the book was much better. I just enjoyed Turow's writing and descriptions of things. Can't remember exactly, but there was a line about eating bananas or something and basically just enjoying the day, while in another part of the world, Sophie was having to deal with her decision. It just made you think about how different lives can be, and to be more aware of it.
Posted by kimsaysthis
It is rare that a movie does a book justice. Not enough time due to the urge to keep it short enough to sell. One of the few exceptions was GWTW; Lord Of The Rings
and No Country For Old Men
were good too, while a little skimpy due to the time allotment thing. Which is why Director's cuts in general are better, especially Rings (but long) and Blade Runner (a Philip Dick adaptation of the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep).
The movie Misery
(Stephen King) , while cut up to shreds, was still good. Every Clancy movie rendition was an abomination; especially the great book Patriot Games
; practically the entire movie was the last 50 pages, where all the action was, that was set up by the first 400 pages.
Usually, TV mini-series do better, such as the Thorn Birds, both ROOTS,
, all way back when.
There was a mammoth length German film called Berlin Alexanderplatz ( book based) ; that was fantastic.
The recent movies Carlos (The famous terrorist) and Che (ditto, sort of), while long, I also recommended.