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So, what book do you think would make a good movie?

I think that The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver would make an excellent movie, if done right.

I also think that The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova would make for a very entertaining movie..Da Vinci Code style, sort of. Notice I used the term entertaining? I'm not sure it would make a good quality movie, but the story is entertaining and the settings (especially in Bulgaria and Hungary, etc.), would be quite interesting.

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I think that The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver would make an excellent movie, if done right.

I also think that The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova would make for a very entertaining movie..Da Vinci Code style, sort of. Notice I used the term entertaining? I'm not sure it would make a good quality movie, but the story is entertaining and the settings (especially in Bulgaria and Hungary, etc.), would be quite interesting.
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But I think it would be great if they could do it like they did with Kathy Reich's books when they made Bones. Stephanie Plum would make an awesome TV show!
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Stephanie Plum would make a really fun movie or TV series! :-)
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I'd like to see Stephanie Plum is it was played by Sandra Bulluk (sp) or Leigh Remmeni (sp)



> But I think it would be great if they
> could do it like they did with Kathy
> Reich's books when they made Bones.
> Stephanie Plum would make an awesome TV
> show!
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The presidents personal physician and his adult daughter both vanish and no one can find them.
The new physician, a boyhood friend of the president, comes to DC but doesn't know who to trust when the president appears to be losing his mind.
A bit of nanotechnology, a rich father who bought the 2nd physician out of a long jail term and more twists and turns.
I'd go see it on opening weekend and I never do that.
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I'd love to see them as films! Also Michael Korda's The Immortals. This was a great fiction based on 'fact' story about the love triangle between Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedy Brothers.
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Poison Wood Bible would be great, if done just right! Do I smell an Oscar?
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But they would have to get the girl who plays Penny on The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco, to play Calliope!
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that I think would make good movies... but they would have to be done with loving care. Too many books I've read have been absolutely slaughtered on the screen. I'm surprised they haven't made the J.D. Robb futuristic Eve Dallas books into a movie (Innocent in Death, Stranger in Death, etc.). Jodi Picoult's books (Plain Truth, My Sister's Keeper, etc.) and even a new novel like The Lace Reader have great movie potential. It's just movies cost SO much to make and like a gabillion people have to see it before it makes any of its money back.
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> Jodi Picoult's books (Plain Truth


This one is a movie, saw it forever ago, but after I read the book

http://www.imdb.com/---/tt0420075/
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But I loved the characters so much, and have pictures of them in my mind... it might not be done to my standards!
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I just can't imagine anyone doing justice to this book. But if it were filmed, I think it would have to be a mini-series rather than a movie, because the book is so huge, a movie would have to leave out so much.
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But I loved the characters so much, and have pictures of them in my mind... it might not be done to my standards!

Outlander has now been made into a miniseries. Although the actor playing Jamie, Sam Heughan, is not as tall as I pictured Jamie he is a "braw big lad". I'm not quite as happy with the actress playing Claire, Catriona Balfe. She tends to switch emotions too quickly. It was so long ago that I read Outlander I can't remember what has been left out to fit the book into the TV series format. The series also uses flashbacks much more than I remember the book doing but it does help. It is quite well done and I'm looking forward to Season 2.
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I read this book (http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/3822849) about how Norway's gold reserves were smuggled out of the country under the noses of the Nazis several years ago. I thought then it would make a fabulous movie and I'm surprised no-one has ever done it.
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Have Guillermo Del Toro direct it and you have a great dark suspense comedy!
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Actually, Gaiman wrote the mini-series first and then novelized it. I liked the mini-series, but the low-budget effects detracted from the story at times. I preferred being able to let my imagination have full reign with the novel. But it would be nice to see a big-budget, big-screen version sometime.
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He obviously wants them made into movies, and I think they'd be great big blockbusters with huge budgets!
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I'm reading this at the moment and it's like a movie in my head anyway!
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I never did like Devil in a Blue Dress. It did not do justice to Easy. Denzel Washington is a fine actor but I never thought he was Easy Rawlins. But I can not think of any one I would like. Lawrence Fishburne maybe.
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Yeah, I liked the movie until I read the book. I visualize while I read, and I had the worst time fitting Denzel into the role of Easy. I love Denzel, but that was just bad casting. I could see Lawrence Fishburne in the role.
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I think Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien would make a good animated movie (especially a hand drawn one). The tale has a great moral--you don't have to be young or handsome or skinny to be a hero. Also...Giles' best friend is a talking dog!
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But without the vague ending.
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Oops, just checked. It has already been made into a movie.
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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent very atmopsheric and most likely a good cry
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I think Ted Dekkers CHOSEN series with BLACK,RED.GREEN and WHITE would make an awsome movie that is if they dont change it around
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"As I’m a big fan of “Stephen King” I think “Mr Mercedes” would be great and Shawshank Redemption is the best movie based on a Book Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King. All characters acted really fantastic and the movie is just at the top of the shelf at IMdb Top movies.
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There are seven books in the Harry Potter series

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Other Books:

Die Hard - Roderick Thorp
Live and let die - Ian Fleming
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Hearts in Atlantis - Stephen King
The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
The Ninth Gate - Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Last Man Standing - Dashiell Hammett
Home at the End of the World - Michael Cunningham III
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Heh. Was this meant to be a snarky comment on the quality of the existing movies based on those books, or did you misread the question {wry grin}?
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I'd love to see The Wizard, the Witch, and Two Girls from Jersey by Lisa Papademetriou. It's this great YA fantasy parody.

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be that big of a fandom for that book...
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Three Times Lucky- Sheila Turnage, one of my favorites!

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