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Writer's Block: Book based - the funcrunch files

Apr. 27th, 2010 06:20 pm Writer's Block: Book based

Is there a book you really loved that was subsequently turned into a movie? Did it live up to your expectations? Why or why not?

Watership Down was one of my favorite books of all time (this was before I discovered Ursula K Le Guin, however ;-) ). I was pleasantly surprised with the movie version. It was a cartoon, obviously, and omitted quite a bit of the (very long) story out of necessity, but still did a faithful job of representing the plot and characters in my opinion.

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Date:April 28th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Bridge to Terabithia was an awesome story and I think the movie did a great job of portraying it. I enjoyed both book and film.
Date:April 28th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
speaking of Ursula Leguin they made a terrible adaptation of Lathe of Heaven a few decades ago. sorry, I was surfing the writer's block answers and I saw your ref to LeGuin and felt the urge to comment.
Date:April 28th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
Did you see the original PBS adaptation of Lathe of Heaven? It was way better.
Date:April 29th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
Watership Down is one of my favorites as well. I don't think any movie could accurately cover the many concepts within the book. Few other stories describe the problems associated with political leadership as well as it does.