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message 1: by Tuklas Pahina (TP) (last edited Feb 17, 2012 06:15AM) (new)

Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments This thread is for movie/book fanatics,
comparing what's best adaptation from movies vs. books or vice versa.
You can also post or comment and rate your currently watched movies base from books.
(from 1-5 stars, 5 is the highest)


message 2: by Tuklas Pahina (TP) (last edited Feb 17, 2012 06:45AM) (new)

Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments currently watching;

1."The Whisperer in Darkness" by Hp Lovecraft- is like I, Robot about creatures in alien form, futuristic ideas, like The Twilight Zone, 3 stars

2."Underworld: Awakening"- good fighting scenes but terrible at last part where just like Incredible Hulk came by hahaha!, 3 stars

3.War Horse
4.The Descendants
5.Wuthering Heights
6.The Girl With Dragon Tattoo
7.1984 Goerge Orwell
8.Harry Potter Series
9.Twilight Series:Breaking Dawn
10.LOTR:The Hobbit
11.The Lightning Thief Percy Jackson
12.Dear John
13.The Last Song
14.One Day
15.Water for Elephants
16.Never Let Me Go
17.The Little Prince
18.Tyrannasaur
19.Up in the Air
20.Devil Wears Prada
21.Eat Pray Love


message 3: by twstrfries (new)

twstrfries | 231 comments Po, ung Underworld: Awakening eto ba ung third installment? Spoiler!


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments @ Alona, yup! un n nga. maganda nmn disapoint lng ako sa huli hahaha!


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments 22.Flipped
23.500 Days of Summer


message 6: by Rollie (new)

Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Alona: pang4th yan. Rise of Lycans yung third.


message 7: by Krizia Anna (new)

Krizia Anna (krizia_lazaro) | 520 comments Kailangan book adaptation?


message 8: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments Planning to watch "The Lucky One" and hope I will not be disappointed, after Zac Efron made efforts to look like Logan Thibault. hahaha

Anyways, I want to watch this typical cinderella storyline. Never ceases to fall in love with classic set-ups. :D


message 9: by Tuklas Pahina (TP) (last edited Feb 19, 2012 06:56AM) (new)

Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments Krizia Anna wrote: "Kailangan book adaptation?"

Yup! Krizia bawal dito ang movie lang dpt base from books or naging books un movie kc nga book club diba? ( quoted from K.D.)hahaha!

what's in your list?


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments Maria Ella wrote: "Planning to watch "The Lucky One" and hope I will not be disappointed, after Zac Efron made efforts to look like Logan Thibault. hahaha

Anyways, I want to watch this typical cinderella storyline...."


@Ella, movie meet-up na yan hahaha!


message 11: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments Po wrote: "Maria Ella wrote: "Planning to watch "The Lucky One" and hope I will not be disappointed, after Zac Efron made efforts to look like Logan Thibault. hahaha

Anyways, I want to watch this typical ci..."


@Po parating na raw yung The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe. And though I don't really want to watch anything horror, psychotic and gore - I hope this British folklore will not disappoint me.

PERSTAYM KONG MANONOOD NG BRITISH HORROR MOVIE! @#$%^@# mwahahaha manonood ako ng horror! mwahahaha


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments Maria Ella wrote: "Po wrote: "Maria Ella wrote: "Planning to watch "The Lucky One" and hope I will not be disappointed, after Zac Efron made efforts to look like Logan Thibault. hahaha

Anyways, I want to watch this..."


sana hindi korni un horor nila hahaha! baka zombadings mga iyon?...da best horror for me mga Japanese at Koreans ang umawa like The Grudge, The Ring, Shutter


message 13: by Ace (new)

Ace (lj560) | 1169 comments ok naman yung the woman in black, may mga binago din from the book...


message 14: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments Ace wrote: "ok naman yung the woman in black, may mga binago din from the book..."

@Ace, you watched this? Showing na ba ito sa Manila? Ang alam ko sensation na ito sa London eh. :D


message 15: by Ace (new)

Ace (lj560) | 1169 comments Maria Ella wrote: "Ace wrote: "ok naman yung the woman in black, may mga binago din from the book..."

@Ace, you watched this? Showing na ba ito sa Manila? Ang alam ko sensation na ito sa London eh. :D"


yup. matagal nang showing to dito, 2 weeks na yata... ok naman yung movie may mga nakakaantok lang na moments kasi most of the time siya lang mag-isa sa scene


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments Ace wrote: "Maria Ella wrote: "Ace wrote: "ok naman yung the woman in black, may mga binago din from the book..."

@Ace, you watched this? Showing na ba ito sa Manila? Ang alam ko sensation na ito sa London eh..."




@Ace, wow! napanuod mo na? cge panuorin ko rin sensation na pala ito sa London hmm. ndi ko alam na maganda pala eto...may book ba niyan? sino author?


message 17: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments In my opinion:

GOOD MOVIE ADAPTATIONS (The movie and the book had the same impact on me)

Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard
Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag by Edgardo Reyes
The Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James Cain
A Passage to India by E. M. Foster
Watchmen by Alan Moore
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Shining by Stephen King
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White


MOVIE IS BETTER THAN THE BOOK (I liked the movie more than the book. But not necessarily mean I disliked the book. I just thought that the movie people did a good job)

Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Santa Evita by Elroy Martinez
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding
The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Fight Club by Chuck Palanhiuk
The Reader by Bernard Schlink
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


BOOK IS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE
(This is most often the case but here are some of the examples. I liked the book more than the movie adaptation. In most cases, I loved the book and thought that the movie was not at par.)

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Wuthering Heights by Emilie Bronte
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade
Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The English Patient by Michael Oondatje
21: Bringing the House Down by Ben Mezrich
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments K.D. wrote: "In my opinion:

GOOD MOVIE ADAPTATIONS (The movie and the book had the same impact on me)

Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The Empire of the Sun by J. G. B..."



@K.D. wow! thanks for giving these titles atlist we can have an idea kung anung mga book ang magandang basahin compare to movies na naging book or vice versa.


message 19: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa | 10 comments read and watched:

Harry Potter series - 5
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging - 5
The Notebook - 5
Tuesdays with Morrie - 5
The Thief Lord - 4
Series of Unfortunate Events - 2
Angels and Demons - 4
The Da Vinci Code - 3
Twilight - 1
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 3
How to Deal - 3


top 8 movie tie-in that i like so much kaya i want to read the book:

Atonement
Pillars of the Earth
Pride and Prejudice
Howl's Moving Castle
Peter Pan
The Boy in the Stripes Pajamas
Secret Garden
Little Women


books that i read and want to watch its movie:

Five People You Meet In Heaven
Hunger Games


*wow K.D. andami! nainggit ako. gusto ko din maraming mabasa, mostly kasi movies palang napanuod ko. :)


message 20: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Vanessa: Matanda na kasi ako kaya marami na akong napanood at nabasa! har har.


message 21: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa | 10 comments ganun ba un? hindi naman mukang 'matanda', haha. marami pa akong hahabulin, kahit 1/4 lang ng mga nabasa mo okay na sa akin. haha :)


message 22: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Thank you, Vanessa.

Maraming ganyan dito. Bata sa picture. In fairness, last year lang yang picture na yan har har.


message 23: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 734 comments Which reminds me, KD, siningit ko yung DVD ng 84, Charing Cross Road dun sa supot ng Drood nung nasa Congo Grill tayo. Nakita mo ba? I liked that movie as much as I liked the book. :)


message 24: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments V, kaya pala parang may papanoorin pa ako har har. I will look for it.


message 25: by Apokripos (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments May book ba ko kayo ng 84, Charing Cross Road?

Been having a hard time looking for it and Aldrin highly recommends it to me.


message 26: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Of course, I have it. Read and liked it. It's included in the 501 Must Read Books - Memoir.

It is short and easy read. I read it in 2009 pa. Nung di mo pa binabasa ang reviews ko har har. Di pa kasi ako moderator nun.

Sige, dalhin ko sa Saturday.


message 27: by Krizia Anna (new)

Krizia Anna (krizia_lazaro) | 520 comments There's a lot of nice movie adaptations and a lot of sucky ones too. The ones in my harddrive that are on my "to be watched" are:

1. Jane Eyre
2. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
3. The End of the Affair
4. The Help
5. The King's Speech
6. The Bonfire of the Vanities


Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments Krizia Anna wrote: "There's a lot of nice movie adaptations and a lot of sucky ones too. The ones in my harddrive that are on my "to be watched" are:

1. Jane Eyre
2. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
3. The End o..."


@Krizia Anna, thank you for sharing your list!


message 29: by Tuklas Pahina (TP) (last edited Feb 20, 2012 03:41AM) (new)

Tuklas Pahina (TP) | 1191 comments jzhunagev wrote: "May book ba ko kayo ng 84, Charing Cross Road?

Been having a hard time looking for it and Aldrin highly recommends it to me."



@Jzhun, wow! hanapin na iyan at niro-commend pla ni Aldrin. Napanuod na rin pla ni K.D. at ni Ms. Veronica, must have to watch and read it guys!...Thank you for sharing this!


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