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#1 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

I'm doing a spin off of my own thread...is that allowed?

But following on from the "movies that are better than the book" thread...do you have any books which you wish would be made into a movie? Or are your favourite books too sacred to be butchered by the movie making industry?! Assuming top notch director and screen play etc....my two are:

Catcher in the Rye....I would love to see this as a movie... But who would play Holden Caulfield ...?

The Poisonwood Bible....I think in the hands of a great screenplay and good direction it would make an awesome movie...

Anyone else?

#2 Velocinag

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

Wood love to see Diana gabaldons Cross Stitch as a movie. But I can't see them doing all 7 she's written (so far)!

#3 FiveAus

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Jasper Jones. This would make an awesome movie in the hands of the right director. Needs to be very faithful to the 60's and needs a top notch young cast in the leading roles. As long as they don't  deviate from the story line.

#4 CocobeanLillylove

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

The Bronze Horseman. Oooh who would play Alexander?

#5 Lyn29

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

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Edited by bye, 29 March 2013 - 02:57 PM.


#6 Bluestocking

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE (Jess1983 @ 05/01/2013, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wood love to see Diana gabaldons Cross Stitch as a movie. But I can't see them doing all 7 she's written (so far)!



QUOTE (CocobeanLillylove @ 05/01/2013, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Bronze Horseman. Oooh who would play Alexander?


Yes and yes!!!
Bronze Horseman is supposed to be a movie eventually: http://paullinasimons.com/books/the-bronze-horseman/movie/

#7 2016

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

None, I just dont think a movie can ever top a good book.

But then again, maybe if the book is crap, the movie can be better? As is shown in your other topic.

Alexander: Michael Fassbinder! He is my absolute movie star crush and seeing he is not going to be Jack Reacher, he may as well be Alexander   original.gif

#8 Oriental lily

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

None.

I am nearly always dissapointed.
They get casting wrong.
They get motives wrong.

They make it to dark or to fluffy.

They cut out heaps of subtle interaction between characters that make the heart of the story.

There is some movie adaptions I like.
I loved Harry potter and Lord of the rings for example

But thats a rarity for me and not the norm.

#9 ubermum

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Pearl in a Cage by Joy Dettman. More an Australian mini-series than a movie.

#10 FiveAus

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

Ready Player One. This would make a visually spectacular movie that could combine real actors with cutting edge computer graphics.

#11 Bluestocking

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Bronze Horseman would probably make a better movie than it is a book, because you can cut out the month long honeymoon detailing every single sexual encounter to a very quick montage, and also because I think it would be a lot more hard hitting to see the affects of the war on Leningrad than it is to read about it.

#12 FiveAus

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Any of the Jack Reacher novels, but without Tom Cruise. (Way to make a woman cry, he is NOT Jack Reacher!)

#13 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE (FiveAus @ 05/01/2013, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any of the Jack Reacher novels, but without Tom Cruise. (Way to make a woman cry, he is NOT Jack Reacher!)

Yes! Totally yes.....

#14 Georgette47

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

The Secret History

#15 ComradeBob

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

I'd love to see Dymphna Cusack's Picnic Races as a movie and I'd really like to see Come in Spinner remade, but based on the original novel, not the abridged version they made the earlier mini series of.

#16 Oriental lily

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

I have never read a jack reacher novel but if Tom cruise played one of my favorite  characters in a book it would be instantly boycotted.

And I would cry bitter tears of despair lol.

When is Hollywood going to wake up and Realise he can not act?

It's always Tom cruise playing other versions of Tom cruise.

Edited by Oriental lily, 05 January 2013 - 07:38 PM.


#17 casime

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

Circle and the Cross

River God (and sequels)

But only if it's done briliantly.

#18 WhatWouldBuffyDo

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

I think the Jack West novels by Matthew Reilly would make good movies. They'd have to be careful casting him though, it'd be very easily ruined with the wrong person.

#19 Nanaimo Girl

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

The Belgariad series by David Eddings

The Les Norton series by Robert G Barrett.

#20 Lyra

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

I would love to see Snow Crash and Neuromancer. But I think it would be hard to cast them

#21 geckogirl

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

The Miles Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold. But it would only work with someone like Michael J Fox playing Miles.



#22 Calmar

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

Magician by Raymond E Feist


Have to agree Tom Cruise is so not Jack Reacher

#23 WhatWouldBuffyDo

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE
Magician by Raymond E Feist

Ohhhh yes. The first 3 i think. Magician, Silverthorn and Darkness at Sethanon.

It's really hard to keep track of the characters and who they are descendants of in the later books (the Conclave ones).

#24 2plusoops

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE (WhatWouldBuffyDo @ 05/01/2013, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the Jack West novels by Matthew Reilly would make good movies. They'd have to be careful casting him though, it'd be very easily ruined with the wrong person.


Definately agree here.  The Scarecrow novels would also make a good movie - again casting the Scarecrow would make or break the movie.

And ditto to all the comments on Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, one of Hollywood's worst casting moments!

#25 ElevenYears

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

John Birmingham's 'Without Warning' series could take the movie treatment quite well.  It's better written than most action thrillers so the movie might not be better (as it definitely would be for a Matthew Riley novel), but it wouldn't be ruined by a transfer to the screen.

I actually think Wolf Hall would do quite well in the right hands - it would lose something but also gain something in the translation.   I mentally cast Alan Rickman as Cromwell while I was reading it as it is.




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