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Among Stephen King stuff, I overwhelmingly prefer Misery.
Shawshank looks like a copy.
I read somewhere that in King's book there were tons of well-elaborated creepy ghost characters, but Kubrick dropped them all and only left humans.
Any book that can be turned into a 90 minute movie without losing much probably isn't worth it That said, most books I like tend to be unfilmable ( in my opinion at least ) anyway - things like Eco's Focault's Pendulum or The Prague Cemetery - you'd end up with 5 or so 3h monstrosities, each, that would be incomprehensible unless watched in order and in quick succession. And even then, it's still Eco
I think that one of the most difficult books to film was Patrick Suskind's Das Parfum.It was done and the film was not too much bad but at an infinite distance from the book's quality.In a book "a beautiful woman" is each reader's idea, the mental representation each reader has about what is a beautiful woman. In a movie it's that particular woman and nothing else.
Was the book more about the perfume or about the beautiful woman? (I have neither seen the film or read the book.)
It's an astonishing book that describes odor as never before making the reader actually smell it.
Looks like there was recommendation of sorts of 13th Warrior
Quote from: ersi on 2015-03-27, 10:20:50Looks like there was recommendation of sorts of 13th WarriorYes, an absolutely adequate film to the average poster, it shows them well what it is supposed to show, never to be considered as some seventh art's masterpiece.
Anyway, applying your criteria, I'm afraid you have to refrain yourself from watching 99,5% of Hollywood movies...
What was it supposed to show, in your opinion?
As an American production, the objective is to level by the lowest possible level, so at the end they all get very friendly.
Looks like there was recommendation of sorts of 13th Warrior, a movie that I let pass by around the time of its release. Now I saw it and, eww, what a load of garbage. On every level. Not only is it plotless and pointless, it doesn't even momentarily provide anything to look at, a pretty landscape, anything culturally insightful or at least correct about Vikings. Nothing at all. You can only like it if you like to see battles (very poorly coordinated in this film) or laugh at silly manners and beliefs of ancient times (all details of which are grossly false in this film, perhaps deliberately, to no artistic effect).
they should all have become Neanderthals, but instead they slaughtered the Neanderthals.
Quote from: ersi on 2015-03-30, 03:36:41they should all have become Neanderthals, but instead they slaughtered the Neanderthals.I don't know why you are constantly mentioning Neanderthals.
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