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UMRealist
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re: Accurate film adaptations
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The Harry Potter series is fairly accurate.

I will literally come and find you over this.


bayoumuscle21
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Lonesome Dove. The Client. A lot of Grisham's books have translated great to film.


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Midget Death Squad
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re: Accurate film adaptations
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Fight Club



Except that ending...


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The Spleen
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Yeah, the Coens basically just didn't screw it up.



Pretty sure I read that McCarthy specifically wrote it to be adapted to film, and was involved in the screenplay. Forget if it was the Coen Brothers that reached out to him though.


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PrattvilleTiger
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re: Accurate film adaptations
HBO very closely adapted A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords into the television series. Then, they greatly deviated with A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.


auyushu
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Eh, Clash of King's wasn't very close to the book at all, even though it was a very good season (and the change with Arya and Tywin was amazing).

Now AGOT and ASOS were definitely closely adapted for sure.


Lindbergh
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re: Accurate film adaptations
Passion of the Christ


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tigahbruh
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re: Accurate film adaptations
Watchmen. With the exception of the end, which I think the movie did better.

Agree with Lonesome Dove. Some differences but they nail the characters, which is the heart of the story anyway.


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Lonesome Dove is that rare movie where you should almost watch it before reading the book. Basically so you can have Robert Duvall pictured in your head as you read.


PrattvilleTiger
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what was different other than the Tywin/Arya arc? To be fair, it's been about 6 years since I read that book.


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auyushu
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They left out a ton of that book, left out a majority of Arya's arc entirely. They did a bunch of the fast travel stuff they did with the last season, just not quite as badly. I don't have specific examples right off hand because it's been 8 years since I watched season 2 of GOT, but as someone who has read the first 3 books of that series 3-4 times and had just done a reread when the fifth book came out around that same time, it was super fresh when season 2 came out and the changes annoyed me at the time.

And I for sure won't be rewatching any of that series after the way it ended.


PrattvilleTiger
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Yeah, I thought seasons 1-7 were well done (except anything involving the Martells/Dorne). I can't wait for the next book to come out.


Sneaky__Sally
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Ya it's really unfortunate what the last 3 or so seasons did to the overall production.


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auyushu
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can't wait for the next book to come out.


Oh my sweet summer child. Even if we get the next book, I think the chances we see the last book (if he's even capable of finishing it in 2 books at this point) is very small. Authors over the age of 70 typically don't put out many books to begin with, much less George, who has taken almost 10 years so far. I've been reading the series since like 1998, so it's massively annoying, but I'm over it at this point. If it winds up being finished and is good I'll be happy, but otherwise meh, there is a ton of fantasy being produced that's better quality than books 4 and 5 of ASOIAF.

As far as the quality of the show goes, season 5 was very weak outside of hardhome, and the first half or so of 6 was very weak too (the end was of course amazing). Season 7 was decent enough even if it was super fan service, but nothing special. The series mostly started to go off the rails once they passed George (or ignored what he wrote in terms of Dorne), it just didn't completely come off the tracks till season 8.



Sneaky__Sally
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even the end of season 6 kind of pissed me off in some ways. Maybe I was done with the show mentally at that point.



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Like at Battle of the Bastards, which was cool and all but it just didnt make any sense to my. The whole thing from jon deciding to fight with what they have, then just abandoning his whole plan of battle at the beginning, then just getting saved by a surprise cattle charge (again).

Cersei in the last 3 or 4 episodes was legit though, but it was like the only thing I thought was really well done
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auyushu
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Yeah, battle of the bastards was just amazingly well executed and filmed, it didn't really make sense from a tactics and logic standpoint. But very little D&D did with the series after they passed George and decided to toss Dorne to the wayside made any logical sense at all.
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PrattvilleTiger
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hmm, I see your point. I never read fantasy before GoT. Still looking for a great series. This is what I've read:

ASOIAF-I have to rate it a 10
Dune- I rate it a 6
Lies of Locke Lamora- I give it an 8
Reading Assassins Apprentice right now. I like it.


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Sneaky__Sally
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Yeah, battle of the bastards was just amazingly well executed and filmed, it didn't really make sense from a tactics and logic standpoint. But very little D&D did with the series after they passed George and decided to toss Dorne to the wayside made any logical sense at all.


Ya, which is what pissed me off as i need something to work logically and fit the narrative in terms of which characters are smart and who is prone to making a huge mistake etc.

The other stuff is definitely a great bonus, but to me it is more like window dressing kind of stuff. I really liked shows such as agents of shield, into the badlands, The Clone Wars and other sort of lower production sci fi / fantasy which has a good storyline moreso than the post Martin GOT stuff.

Obviously if you can get great source material and high production budgets its a huge win. Very much looking forward to the WoT and LoTR shows on Amazon, as well as Dune.

And despite the GOT faults in its latter half, and some of the issues with The Hobbit and HP / Magical Creatures movies - there is clearly a strong, strong push for these types of stories. Hollywood seems to realize they have an incredible untapped resource for tv / film adaptations in these genres.

I fully expect this type of stuff to be the new Marvel comics type long term play.
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Wally Sparks
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Goodfellas is straight out of the Wiseguy book with some lines being spoken verbatim.


Part of me wishes that they filmed the Lufthansa heist.


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Wally Sparks
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Lonesome Dove is that rare movie where you should almost watch it before reading the book. Basically so you can have Robert Duvall pictured in your head as you read.


Did this with Jurassic Park (substitute Duvall and Jones for Neill, Dern, and Goldblum)


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