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Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby finchy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 17:12 pm

From Russia With Love. Best espionage thriller ever, best espionage film ever.
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Re: Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby daviesee » Thu Feb 14, 2013 17:26 pm

Jaws - As good but with a different tone.
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Re: Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby Hoopdriver » Thu Feb 14, 2013 17:32 pm

A River Runs Through It

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Re: Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby eric draven » Thu Feb 14, 2013 17:40 pm

into the wild,
but the book does explain better why the main guy is so angry with his parents

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Re: Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby antfly » Thu Feb 14, 2013 18:01 pm

The French Lieutenant's Woman. They were both crap.
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Re: Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby Mr Goo » Thu Feb 14, 2013 18:34 pm

Headhunters - Jo Nesbo. Excellent book and film.
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Re: Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby DrKJM » Thu Feb 14, 2013 19:21 pm

The Road. Excellent in every respect, I thought.

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Re: Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby verylonglegs » Thu Feb 14, 2013 22:06 pm

eric draven wrote:into the wild,
but the book does explain better why the main guy is so angry with his parents


That really interests me, I've only seen the film and both my friend and I came away wondering why he ran off just because seemingly his folks argued a bit, left us thinking he was bit of a fool more than anything. Will read the book when I get the chance.

DrKJM wrote:The Road. Excellent in every respect, I thought.


I've avoided the film as I couldn't possibly believe it would have any impact after the finish to the book and that's even though I've enjoyed the other work of the director and lead actor. You've made me wonder if I should reconsider now!

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Re: Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby NapoleonD » Thu Feb 14, 2013 22:13 pm

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Re: Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby RDW » Fri Feb 15, 2013 00:36 am

Rosemary's Baby

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Re: Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby Lantern-Vert » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:00 am

The Maltese Falcon - Great book and the John Huston/ Humphrey Bogart film is fantastic

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Re: Which films were of a similar quality to the book?

Postby RDW » Fri Feb 15, 2013 13:26 pm

Lantern-Vert wrote:The Maltese Falcon - Great book and the John Huston/ Humphrey Bogart film is fantastic


...and The Big Sleep (1946 version). Classic novel and film.


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