Books to movies (was: The horror! The Horror!)

Jendle jenny.preston at
Mon Jun 10 15:24:42 EDT 2002

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> Elizabeth Evans
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> Subject: Books to movies (was: The horror! The Horror!)
> Michelle said:
> > Films just can't be as good as books.
> But occasionally you get a movie that redeems a pretty awful book. I'm
> thinking of 'The Go-Between' here... any other suggestions? I haven't read
> 'The Princess Bride' -  but was it as good as the movie?
> Ob DWJ - I think 'The Ogre Downstairs' would make a pretty good movie.

I studied The Go-Between for GCSE lit, and I have to agree that it is a
really, really, bad book.  IMO the film's not much better and doesn't redeem
it much, although I preferred it at the time because I could daydream while
we were meant to be watching it ;o)

I now have a grudge against the book, and will hold L.P. Hartley fully
responsible if I've failed english lit.  Ugh.

"Mistrust all enterprises that require new clothes."

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