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    Quote Originally Posted by ZPowers View Post
    I think both versions of True Grit are better remembered than the novel itself.
    LOL! I didn't even know it had been a book.

    Which reminds me of "Shane." I've never seen the movie. I did like the book a great deal. Anyone have first-hand knowledge of both?
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    Lord of the Rings.

    That's right. I said it.
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    The Hunger Games ... the movie does so much with such crappy source material it's amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blank View Post
    Lord of the Rings.

    That's right. I said it.
    I hate the movies.
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    watching star wars was a lot more entertaining then reading joseph's monomyth, if that counts for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I hate the movies.
    Then you must abhor the books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blank View Post
    Then you must abhor the books.
    To be more specific, there are aspects of the books I find boring. However, there are also parts of the books that I will reread, every year or two, because they're meaningful to me.

    Jackson brought the narrative to the masses, in the process excising most of the boring stuff from the books (which was good) while also trivializing some of the transcedent parts of the text (bad). He got the relationshipship between Frodo and Sam right, did some great stuff with Boromir and Aragorn and Arwen, and he added his own sentimentality; but he butchered the presentation of the Watcher in the Water, the Balrog, Shelob, the Istari, the inherent splendor of the Noldor (Galadriel the bright and spark-throwing?) and anything else that required a deeper and more profound touch... essentially anything I really liked about the story involving its deeper mythological and spiritual elements. Even Sauron was just a big overdone fiery eyeball in the sky, without anything else really to him.

    Anyway, all that aside, my basic point is that particular addition to this thread is contended much more than the others people have suggested, most likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    ...he butchered the presentation of the Watcher in the Water, the Balrog, Shelob, the Istari, the inherent splendor of the Noldor (Galadriel the bright and spark-throwing?) and anything else that required a deeper and more profound touch... essentially anything I really liked about the story involving its deeper mythological and spiritual elements. Even Sauron was just a big overdone fiery eyeball in the sky, without anything else really to him.

    Anyway, all that aside, my basic point is that particular addition to this thread is contended much more than the others people have suggested, most likely.
    That's a pretty accurate summation of my thoughts, which I feel the movies do a much better job portraying. Sure, there are certain things the movie can't portray properly, like the foray into Mordor; however, it expands upon other parts to make me enjoy it more (the armies of the dead, the fight with the Balrog...)

    Of course this was a contentious one, but what would be the fun if it wasn't?

    I'm interested to see how it will turn out with the Hobbit; I doubt I'll enjoy the movie more than the book (it was by far my favorite of the series,) but who knows? We shall see.

    (That being said, I like the Exorcist book version more than the movie.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blank View Post
    Lord of the Rings.

    That's right. I said it.
    Same here. The books were too wordy for my liking. The movies skipped the most boring parts from the books.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I hate the movies.
    Why???? At least the visuals were great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Why???? At least the visuals were great.
    Is that what makes a movie good for you?

    Anyway, I already explained why but I guess you didn't read that post.
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