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90 books · 61 voters · list created October 27th, 2009 by Soraya (votes) .
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message 1: by Mallory (new)

Mallory True on Ella Enchanted (got the book today)! XP


Spider the Doof Warrior Though I dislike Eragon.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Some of these could be avoided in book form...

Oh, and a side-note: the Kubrick adaption of The Shining was an okay movie, but a terrible adaptation. In 1997, however, a TV-version was made, and it's far better in both ways.


message 4: by twice_baked (last edited Mar 19, 2018 06:52PM) (new)

twice_baked Waiiit, is there a movie for Romeo and Juliet or are you just talking about West Side Story? Because if you're talking about West Side Story then I need to go back and change my answer to a LOT of polls. 🤦🤦


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Film makers have been filming Romeo and Juliet for at least a century now.

The one I remember seeing in school is the Franco Zeffirelli version from 1968, but there were also major movie productions in 1936, 1954, and 1996, and a well-regarded BBC production in 1978 (the BBC in the 70s and 80s undertook to film *all* of Shakespeare's plays).


message 6: by twice_baked (new)

twice_baked *whew* ok good, thank you :)


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