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Better Than Book

I know I'll get MAJOR shit for this but, I liked "Fellowship of the Rings" better as a movie than book. To me the book was drowning in descriptive adjectives and micro textures narratives. I know, I know, it was amazing but to me, BORING as well. I've had insomnia for years and when I was in high school, I used to read the first chapter when I couldn't sleep. Made Hemmingway seem like a casual observer.

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what film was ever better than the book??

Two that I can think of. 2001 - A Space Odyssey and MASH.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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redux

Apoc Redux is cool, I like it, it didn't take anything away from the original I always watch deleted scenes on movie DVD's and more often than not I think they should have put them in, it certainly would make you feel like you got your moneys worth at the theater if the movie was 20 minutes longer.

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well...

I wouldn't say the movie Less Than Zero was 'bad' I dug it, I dug it a whole lot more than American Psyco the film, but I loved that book.

but what film was ever better than the book??

I know I might get some shit for this, but Da Vinci Code the film was 'better' in so far as easier to follow... and faster to the punch. that said, the times that I read it, twice, I really really drunk both times... and jet lagged. I remember reading it in Prague; drinking real Budweiser beer and in Cambodia drinking Angkor beer...

I have liked M. Mann ever since Miami Vice the TV show, Heat was pretty cool, did you know he wrote some of the Starsky and Hutch episodes... and I think some of the Dan Tanna Vegas! shows.

Apoc Now the directors cut was cool, not that many extra scenes as I remember...

back to this:
what film was ever better than the book??

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less than zero the movie

less than zero the movie was really bad but the book was something out of left field. bret easton ellis's writing style is something that must be taken with a grain of sugar...american psycho was a twisted book and a decent movie...dawg, do you like the apocalypse redux? i think that some of the added scenes really improve an already great film...is anyone a michael mann fan here?

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some favorites

In no particular order...A Perfect World, Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, Apocalapse Now(of course), any Stanley Kubrick, any John Belushi, Caddyshack, The Hustler, Requeim for a Heavyweight, Easy Rider, Vanishing Point.

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to live and die in LA

laying in bed, I finally remembered this movie, the counterfit money movie. I was going nuts, kind of confusing the title in my mind with Less Than Zero, which is another really cool movie (but a much better book) by the by...

glad to see, GRTUD, you are back to your old self...

bite the bullit on that one, if you would.

peace.

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Golden Road???

In case anyone was wondering, I'm logged in as Golden Road because someone brought to my attention a 1987 Philly Spectrum concert was dated incorrectly and I posted a comment from my experience which was slated to be removed. I logged in as my new, old, new self only to find that a PM had been sent to that effect. I simply forgot to log out and in as my new, old, new, old self. In case anyone was wondering (I really wasn't trying to fluff the image of this thread....)

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Bullitt

Great movie! One of my favs as a kid. I saw this at the movie theater and really felt like I was in that car going up and down the hills of SF. Years later when I actually went to SF I could appreciate the thrills all over again.

"This aggression will not stand, man....."

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here's a link

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