Book or Movie, or both?

When they take a great book and turn it into a movie, do you go see it? If you’ve read the book and liked it, are you tempted to see what they’ve done with it? Or do you stay away, knowing that it just won’t be like the book and you’ll be disappointed?

I don’t think I’ve ever gone to a movie based on a book and liked it. Often they make a total mis-mash out of it, and there’s no similarity to the book, or they’ve left out so much stuff that you realize it’s a good thing you read the book first. Remember what they did to Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun. What about The Da Vinci Code. There was a lot left out in that movie. Snow Falling on Cedars – another great book. But the movie was so dismal.  The only instance where they did a great job was probably the Harry Potter series. But I am intrigued enough to  go check out Angels & Demons.

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