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@Roxan posted:

On another note, movies that have been a pale comparison to the book.

Hitchhikers Guide springs to mind, and the aforementioned Dune, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (both), A Wrinkle in Time, John Carter of Mars.

Didn't get, nor enjoyed neither the book or film of Hitchhikers guide ...hands up don't shoot me! (husband and no:1 son loved it)
Charlies choc factory had a remake with Johnny Depp...never saw it...was it better than the original?

slimfern
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@Roxan posted:

On another note, movies that have been a pale comparison to the book.

Hitchhikers Guide springs to mind, and the aforementioned Dune, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (both), A Wrinkle in Time, John Carter of Mars.

Hitchhiker would be a great remake

Liked the first Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but not the Jonny Dipp version. Jon Carter and Wrinkle in time = not a clue

Saint
@Roxan posted:

On another note, movies that have been a pale comparison to the book.

Hitchhikers Guide springs to mind, and the aforementioned Dune, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (both), A Wrinkle in Time, John Carter of Mars.

Have you seen the TV series? Still stands up strongly IMO - especially the "computer graphics" which were actually done by stop-motion animation but still look better than the real computer graphics used in the film...

To be fair, the TV series had the advantage of being essentially a direct adaptation of the original radio series (which of course pre-dates the books...   ), and retained most of the cast: IIRC, the only significant change was Sandra Dickinson being brought in to play Trillian.

Eugene's Lair

Have you seen the TV series? Still stands up strongly IMO - especially the "computer graphics" which were actually done by stop-motion animation but still look better than the real computer graphics used in the film...

To be fair, the TV series had the advantage of being essentially a direct adaptation of the original radio series (which of course pre-dates the books...   ), and retained most of the cast: IIRC, the only significant change was Sandra Dickinson being brought in to play Trillian.

lol was wondering if someone would mention it was a radio series first! He was still writing the radio series and didn’t know how it was going to end when they started recording it! Can’t imagine the BBC agreeing to that now! It’s my all time favorite. I have the tv seres on dvd and the entire trilogy in four parts on audiobook. Listen to them all the time and watched the dvd again last week! They are all good but the first is the best IMO.

Roxan
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