The Movie Made You Want to Read the Book

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message 1: by Moe (last edited Oct 26, 2010 12:57AM) (new)

Moe why is breaking dawn on the list when it doesnt even have a movie yet?


message 2: by Laura (new)

Laura Eragon? Inkheart? 0.o Also, I'm taking off books that aren't movies. They don't make sense.


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 08, 2012 03:15PM) (new)

Sometimes, the movies aren't that good, but you later find out there is a book it's based on, and for a discerning viewer the concept looks like it could have been a much better story, and it's likely that is so in the original source.
Other times the movies are simply outstanding, and the book still is better. And others, rare occasions, the book is a horrible let down.


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura Zanahoria (Taly) wrote: "Sometimes, the movies aren't that good, but you later find out there is a book it's based on, and for a discerning viewer the concept looks like it could have been a much better story, and it's lik..."

Good point, I never thought about it that way.


message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 09, 2012 03:13PM) (new)

I had all three happen to me some time or another. The fourth instance is where the movie is not good, and then you read the book and it's worse. Double the wasted time. Sucks.


message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura Zanahoria (Taly) wrote: "I had all three happen to me some time or another. The fourth instance is where the movie is not good, and then you read the book and it's worse. Double the wasted time. Sucks."

Ouch. =/ What movie/book was that?


message 7: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 09, 2012 03:27PM) (new)

It's probably inviting boos, but Blood and Chocolate. Movie was pop-corn tolerable, book was... icky. And teenage angst.


message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura Zanahoria (Taly) wrote: "It's probably inviting boos, but Blood and Chocolate. Movie was pop-corn tolerable, book was... icky. And teenage angst."

It is! I looove that book. The movie... ugh, kill me. I hated it. But I loved the book. It was more unique and different than most other YA werewolf books and I liked that the ending wasn't stupid and clique like I thought it was going to be. But the movie, wow. It's maybe the worst movie adaption I've ever seen. They even change who she ends up with! That's stupid.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Lol, yeah, nothing alike at all. And most people love the book. I just couldn't connect I guess. And the guy had slept with her mother.


message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura Zanahoria (Taly) wrote: "Lol, yeah, nothing alike at all. And most people love the book. I just couldn't connect I guess. And the guy had slept with her mother."

Yeah, it did have some issues. But I still love it. :)


message 11: by Chrystelle (new)

Chrystelle For me it's the other way around if I know that a movie is the adaptation of a book I rush to read the book first because I know the movie is going to ruin it usually. The movie gives around 20% of the book. To many edits.


message 12: by Laura (new)

Laura Chrystelle wrote: "For me it's the other way around if I know that a movie is the adaptation of a book I rush to read the book first because I know the movie is going to ruin it usually. The movie gives around 20% of..."

So you've never ever watched a movie and then found out that it was a book first?


message 13: by Chrystelle (last edited Jul 11, 2012 10:54AM) (new)

Chrystelle I probably did that's why I said "IF" I know that a movie is the adaptation.....If I find out after I'll still read the book
There had been several times when a movie came out and I put off watching it for a week or so just so I can read the book first.


message 14: by Christina (new)

Christina Chrystelle wrote: "For me it's the other way around if I know that a movie is the adaptation of a book I rush to read the book first because I know the movie is going to ruin it usually. The movie gives around 20% of..."

yeah i totally agree. if i know about an upcoming movie that is a book, ill try to read it before seeing the movie so it more, real, i guess. but which ever way round you do it, ones going to be spoiled:/


message 15: by Laura (new)

Laura I think that would be fine, since there's not a list for that.


message 16: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Huston I read so many of these long before the film/series came out. Lord, I feel old today.


message 17: by MomToKippy (new)

MomToKippy I have never wanted to read a book after seeing the movie - only the other way around.


message 18: by David (new)

David Leemon Livie wrote: "Is it okay if I do ones where the TV show based on a book made me want to read the book, not necessarily a movie... ?"

I put down Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, since the TV series made me want to read the book, which I did decades before the movie came out.


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