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Old 08-11-2019, 11:33 AM
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I didn't want to threadjack mom23kids thread about her book club but the question made me think of books to movies that have worked.

Good movies that made me read the even better book:
Slumdog Millionaire
A Room with a View
The Princess Bride

Movies where I've read the book first and enjoyed the movie just as much because I think they got it right. hmmm, not very many
Chocolat

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Old 08-11-2019, 11:38 AM
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To Kill a Mockingbird is definitely one where I would see the movie and the book are equally good!

I have to say I prefer the movie Holes over the book.
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:54 AM
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never see the movie first and then read the book.

Exceptions were the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Shining.

I loved reading The Hobbit and thought I would love Lord of the Rings. I think I read the first 100 pages at least 7 different times. I watched the movies- which I loved and then went back to the books. This time I was able to go all the way through the trilogy and finally was able to appreciate the books.

I also could not watch "The Shining" the first time attempted (too creepy). I read the book and then was able to enjoy the movie.
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:34 PM
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I don't mind watching the movie and then reading the book later, or vice versa.

I think the movie Cold Mountain was better than the book.

I equally like the book and movie:

Charlotte's Web
To Kill a Mockingbird
Jane Eyre (Joan Fontaine version)
Misery

The book was better:

Atonement
The Light Between Oceans
Carrie
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:10 PM
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I loved Gone with the Wind, but I saw the movie before I read the book so I think that's why. I very rarely like the movie as much as the book. In fact, that's the only one I can think of!



A little off topic, but I tried reading You and Game of Thrones and couldn't get into them, but have enjoyed both tv series.


I love the books and series for Outlander, but have to look at them as two separate entities. The books are better but I still love both. I also loved the books and series for Anne of Green Gables.


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Old 08-12-2019, 04:57 PM
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I really enjoyed the movie, Lion, about the boy who got lost in India when he was stuck on an abandoned train, and was eventually adopted by an Australian couple. It's a true story and I read Saroo Brierly's book A Long Way Home for the real account. It was fascinating!

I read Girl, Interrupted after seeing the film (the film was better for once).

On the topic of Stephen King: I saw Misery before reading the book - LOVED the book! I also saw The Shining but read the book later - like Sbkangas5 said about Outlander, I have to view the book & Kubrick film as two separate entities because they are so different but both terrific. I also like Carrie but didn't really enjoy the book.
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