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What book would you like to see a movie of?
« on: July 03, 2005, 03:06:30 pm »
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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2005, 03:41:09 pm »
Turnabout- by Margret Peterson Haddix (my favorite author and favorite book by her though not my favorite book. i don't think i have a favorite book...)
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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2005, 09:45:46 pm »
I'd like to see Battlefield Earth done right.  Although overall, I want to see new ideas rather than books and remakes.

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2005, 11:50:36 pm »
I want them to finally finish the live action Last Unicorn movie. -leeman

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2005, 04:24:54 am »
Any of Lovecraft's stories. Preferably the novellas Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath and At the Mountains of Madness.
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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2005, 04:25:19 am »
the Riftwar series! especially Magician by Raymond E Feist

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2005, 11:08:46 am »
the Riftwar series! especially Magician by Raymond E Feist

No, i don't want an amazing series ruined by silly hollywood moviemakers.  I want a Flashman or a (good) Don Quixote production.

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2005, 01:21:35 pm »
the Riftwar series! especially Magician by Raymond E Feist

No, i don't want an amazing series ruined by silly hollywood moviemakers.
yeah thats a good point, although I would love to see a rpg video game based on the series. I have a vision that it might turn out similar to final fantasy

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2005, 02:35:44 am »
I'd like to see the book 'Starship Troopers' made in to a movie.

Where ever they pulled that script from to make the Starship Tooper movie (and the sequal.. ACK) must have required a proctologist.

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2005, 09:39:13 am »
I'd like to see the book 'Starship Troopers' made in to a movie.

Where ever they pulled that script from to make the Starship Tooper movie (and the sequal.. ACK) must have required a proctologist.

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Haha, i love that film, but yeah - acting and storyline are terrible... it's just funny though.

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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2005, 02:38:29 pm »
I'd like to see the book 'Starship Troopers' made in to a movie.

Where ever they pulled that script from to make the Starship Tooper movie (and the sequal.. ACK) must have required a proctologist.

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Haha, i love that film, but yeah - acting and storyline are terrible... it's just funny though.

The music rocked though.

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2005, 07:28:33 pm »
I'd like to see the book 'Starship Troopers' made in to a movie.

Where ever they pulled that script from to make the Starship Tooper movie (and the sequal.. ACK) must have required a proctologist.

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Haha, i love that film, but yeah - acting and storyline are terrible... it's just funny though.

The music rocked though.
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I would like to see one of Heinlein's Alternate History books made into a movie but who would play Lazarus Long
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that or a motion picture version of "Stranger In A Strange Land"
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2005, 08:54:29 pm »
I remember reading Dig or the Dig or something... it was a game too.  Good stuff.

I recall a starship troopers tv series, 3d animated goodness from what I recall... miss it...

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2005, 08:07:41 am »
I want to see Time Line done right.  The book was fantastic, almost tailor made for a moive.  I have no idea how they screwed it up so much.

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2005, 09:14:31 am »
Its been a long time since I've read them, but the Paradox Alley books might make a fun B-movie.

My wife would like to see the Dark Tower series from Steven King

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2005, 10:55:07 am »
Must admit i've never seen a Stephen King book-made-film be any good, bar The Shining (i think that story is a bit stupid so i don't like the film anyway), so yeah, Stephen King ones would be good.

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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2005, 01:32:25 pm »
I just remembered-the old kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix. That would be good too.

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2005, 10:00:07 pm »
Must admit i've never seen a Stephen King book-made-film be any good, bar The Shining (i think that story is a bit stupid so i don't like the film anyway), so yeah, Stephen King ones would be good.

What about The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile?  Those were great movies.
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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2005, 10:19:31 am »
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2005, 03:02:12 am »
What about the Bourne identity/supremacy/ultimatum. I bought the books thinking the plot would atleast be simular to the films, was i ever wrong. Maybe 3 or 4 similarities.
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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2005, 11:05:05 pm »
Ender's Game, a non-crappy version of starship troopers, and Eon!
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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2005, 01:14:52 am »
I'd like to second the Lovecraft idea, and Eon.

Also I wonder if the Foundation Trilogy they had in pre-production ever got off the ground.  Last I saw it was being ruined by hollywood.  I'd also like to see Planescape: Torment, even though it's so off-the-wall that it can't have a hound's chance in hell of being done properly.
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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2005, 02:45:09 am »
I was just going to ask if anyone had read Eon, I picked it up for $3 in a used book shop at an airport.  Hope it's good.
Staying on topic, I read mostly history and boring books like that but, I'll second Ender's Game.

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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2005, 03:19:56 am »
I'll also second Stranger in a Strange Land.  I has everything, action, drama, comedy, even boobies, lots of boobies!!

Seriously though, it's a very deep and thoughtful story.
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« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2005, 10:10:58 am »
boobies and canabalism, killing and subversist retoric, i just read I will Fear no evil, now that would be funny, it's a good read for anyone who likes Heinlein's works

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2005, 10:48:09 pm »
The 2nd HitchHikers Book but done a lil better than the 1st I my self didn't hate the 1st movie it could have been done better but even I know the story of Auther Dent Changes in every incarnation. So RatEotU should hopefully follow the book a little closer.

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2005, 01:57:33 pm »
I would second the Ender's game idea, the books are awesome, and if a movie was done right I would watch it several times over.

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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2005, 10:11:49 pm »
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett, if you switched the names of the characters you wouldn't have known it was Pratchett. This book was so different than his others, not as silly, but characteristic. Even a little emotional at times. Also, I would love to hear 'All The Little Angels' orchestrated...  ;D
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Re: What book would you like to see a movie of?
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2005, 10:25:43 pm »
I would second the Ender's game idea, the books are awesome, and if a movie was done right I would watch it several times over.

You mean third the idea? Someone already seconded it. I fourth it.
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« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2005, 09:23:51 pm »
I realy liked ender's shadow, kind of apealed to the outcast and intellegence in me,

anyone ever see the Old movie "the day after" kind of a nuke scare and PA roled into one, i read the book "Warday" and thought: when's the last time i saw a nuke scare movie or even a nuke in a movie(T3) but i think it would make an interesting movie.
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