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.