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YYW
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4/27/2013 6:12:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
What are your favorite books that were made into movies of all time?

Mine are as follows:

(1) Harry Potter Series
(2) Lord of the Rings Series
(3) Watchmen
(4) The Green Mile
(5) The Great Gatsby -I'm talking about the Peter Fonda version
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4/27/2013 6:14:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Inheritance Cycle is good for books.
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4/27/2013 6:23:36 PM
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Fight Club. I haven't read the book yet but the movie is freakin' amazing.
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4/28/2013 1:42:27 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/28/2013 1:21:37 AM, Maikuru wrote:
To Kill a Mockingbird

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Hate that book.
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4/28/2013 1:45:20 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/28/2013 1:42:27 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 4/28/2013 1:21:37 AM, Maikuru wrote:
To Kill a Mockingbird

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Hate that book.

The book is almost certainly ambivalent towards you.
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4/28/2013 1:51:41 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/28/2013 1:45:20 AM, Maikuru wrote:
At 4/28/2013 1:42:27 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 4/28/2013 1:21:37 AM, Maikuru wrote:
To Kill a Mockingbird

/thread

Hate that book.

The book is almost certainly ambivalent towards you.

lol
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YYW
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4/28/2013 1:56:28 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/28/2013 1:51:41 AM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
At 4/28/2013 1:45:20 AM, Maikuru wrote:
At 4/28/2013 1:42:27 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 4/28/2013 1:21:37 AM, Maikuru wrote:
To Kill a Mockingbird

/thread

Hate that book.

The book is almost certainly ambivalent towards you.

lol

That actually was pretty funny... But I'm not fond of the book. Granted, I'm basing that review on the impression I had of it when I was in the 4th grade (since that was the last time I thought about it) but I don't recall being partial to it in any way.
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4/28/2013 2:10:54 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/27/2013 6:23:36 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
Fight Club. I haven't read the book yet but the movie is freakin' amazing.

You should read it. And then you should just go ahead and read all of Chuck Palahniuk's books.
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4/28/2013 5:46:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Wuthering Heights
Anna Karenin
The Fountainhead
Lolita
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5/3/2013 12:13:44 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. Lord of the Rings <--definitely at the top of the list.
2. Harry Potter
3. Lonesome Dove <--not a movie, but a miniseries, which is close enough.
4. A Series of Unfortunate Events
5. John Adams <--Also a miniseries.
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5/3/2013 12:32:15 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/3/2013 12:13:44 AM, philochristos wrote:
1. Lord of the Rings <--definitely at the top of the list.
2. Harry Potter
3. Lonesome Dove <--not a movie, but a miniseries, which is close enough.
4. A Series of Unfortunate Events
5. John Adams <--Also a miniseries.
6. Dracula
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5/11/2013 12:58:13 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Seven Psychopaths is by far my favorite movie. And I should say that it is an anti-guns movie, but even if some of you find that off-putting, it's such a hilarious movie that you'll forget about it in an instant and get lost in the off-the-wall dialogue and umm epic shooting scenes.

Books, I dunno. Harry Potter is about as creative as I've read. The Gentleman Bastard Sequence by Scott Lynch picks up where Harry Potter left off. Amm, I'm not sure if I should limit myself to only posting fiction here as seems the trend. I mean to do so seems to me to actually relegate Harry Potter (for instance) to mere entertainment, which I think is wrong. Stories are the oldest form of teaching after all. See: The Bible. And then consider the Joker and the effect he had.

Outside of fiction, Games People Play was the most interesting book I've read in a long, long time.

(Sorry, maybe CptJack92 and his sex in the media thread were kinda playing on my mind.)
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5/11/2013 1:17:37 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Frankenstein - Marry Shelly (amazing book)
Lord of the Flies (Haven't seen the movie though)
Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
Hornblower series (good TV series too)
Dracula - Bram Stoker version (the original)
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5/11/2013 1:47:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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5/13/2013 4:47:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Books
1) Harry Potter series - This should be taught in literature classes
2) Jeffrey Archer's books (my favorite is Kane and Abel - a fascinating read)
3) John Grisham (I liked A Time to Kill, The Client and a bunch of others)

Movies
1) Lord of the Rings
2) The Fast and the Furious series
YYW
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5/14/2013 1:18:00 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/13/2013 4:47:19 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
Books
1) Harry Potter series - This should be taught in literature classes
2) Jeffrey Archer's books (my favorite is Kane and Abel - a fascinating read)
3) John Grisham (I liked A Time to Kill, The Client and a bunch of others)

Movies
1) Lord of the Rings
2) The Fast and the Furious series

Not bad, but I've never heard of Jeffrey Archer.