Follow Friday: Better than the book?

Posted November 15, 2013 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 29 Comments

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Q: Are there any book to movie adaptations where you think the movie is better than the book?

A: I can not think of a single one.  If I had to choose I’d probably say The Wizard of Oz  as it held my attention more than the book.

There are also several who are on equal level to their book counterparts, which are  Gone with the Wind, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.  All of these transported me into their world just as I had imagined it.

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Q: Both, I don’t think one should discriminate solely because you weren’t contacted by Simon and Schuster. Although, I don’t except books that are not to my interest or will never read.  In short, I try to stay away from the green-eyed monster.

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29 responses to “Follow Friday: Better than the book?

  1. I'm not certain I can agree with the Harry Potter movies being on par with the books, however I can agree that the Lord of the Rings movies did justice to the books very well.

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  2. Hopping through. I first saw The Wizard of Oz when I was about 5. It scared me so much that I could never watch it all the way through again. Same with ET – when I was about 5. That scared me so much (when the government comes to get ET near the end), that I have never even watched any part of that movie again.
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    • Funny enough, The Little Mermaid scared me more than The Wizard of Oz, Ursula is scary. My mom on the other hand was so scared by the flying monkeys that she had to leave the room.

    • I thought The Hobbit was a lot of set-up for the movies to come and more of a "if you did read/see Lord of the Rings" I've heard the second installment is better though — fingers crossed!

  3. The Jane Austen Book Club is one of the few I can think of where the movie outstrips the book. I mean, both are good, but TJABC is one of my favourite rainy-day movies, so… I also thought The Stepford Wives (the original 1975 movie) was more detailed and atmospheric than the book, and the film Joanna was a lot less self-righteous which helped. I think they're the only two that spring to mind though!

  4. I have shamefully never read any of the books you listed but I have seen their movies. I think I will add The Wizard of Oz to my TBR pile along with all of Grimm's Fairy tales. Do you think The Wizard of Oz might be better because it has had so many more movies added to it, or just because it was written so long ago?

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  5. I agree that LOTR, HP & GWTW are all right up there with their book counterparts. LOTR & HP went a long way to curing (some) of my movie bias. I loved the Wizard of Oz book and movie growing up too. Thanks for stopping by!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  6. Hi,

    I also chose LOTRs same as you 🙂
    Although Harry Potter movies successfully recreated the magical world of Harry but the story didnt quite come upto mark with the book.. I have never seen the movie adaptation of "Gone with the wind" and "The wizard of oz".. 🙂
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  7. The Wizard of Oz is a really interesting choice as no one could really match Garland. I was absolutely fascinated by Wicked when I saw it as they meshed in with the original so well even though it was from a different point of view.

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