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40 Books Becoming 2015 Movies

There are at least 5 of these sat on my Mt TBR pile....I'd better get reading before I hear about the ending from some non-literary film critic.

40 Books Becoming 2015 Movies
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There are at least 5 of these sat on my Mt TBR pile....I'd better get reading before I hear about the ending from some non-literary film critic.

40 Books Becoming 2015 Movies
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Hmm, I've read only four books on that entire list! I loved Into Thin Air, I didn't know it was being filmed, so I look forward to that one.

I've read Mockingjay, which I've also already seen (and loved both), Frankenstein, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which I don't remember liking at all.
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The list looks similar to the one in this post ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/515190 ), but this list has additional info that I found interesting.

I've read several of the books on the list, including Into Thin Air ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12561401/ ), which has already had one screen treatment - but I gather that the new film, Everest, is more of a dramatized account than a documentary. I'll probably try to catch this one in theaters.

Others I've read include:

Madame Bovary ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12390757/ ), which has also had previous screen adaptations; will have to watch the reviews on this one to see if I want to see it.

The Martian ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13083460/ ), which I absolutely adored; as I mentioned in the other "2015 books-to-films" thread, my concern about this one is that I'm not wild about Matt Damon, but if he can carry off the charistmatic hero it should be a dandy film.

In the Heart of the Sea, which I don't have a BC copy of, though I did release an adapted-for-younger-readers version, Revenge of the Whale ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3634840/ ): this one could be amazing, and is another that I'd like to see in theaters.

Frankenstein ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11488835/ ): I dunno about this one. I like James McAvoy and was tickled by the image of Daniel Radcliffe as Igor (though of course there's no "Igor" in the novel, so the film sounds like it's based more on the other screen or stage adaptations). Will see how the reviews sound when it comes out.

A Walk in the Woods ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11936688/ ) could be fun, but more of a "wait for cable" option for me.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12873247/ ) was... OK, but I didn't love it as much as I'd hoped to. The film's by TIm Burton so it could be quite entertaining; another wait-for-reviews on this one.

Room ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11079894/ ) was such a harrowing novel that I'm not sure I'd want to see a film adaptation, however well done!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7089352/ ) was amusing - though more for the concept than for the novel-length execution - and I have no idea if the film will be any fun. Might be a good choice for a "watch at home with friends and lots of beer" party {grin}.

The Price of Salt ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/253636/ ) was a surprise for me - that one could make a marvelous film!

Of the entries for which I haven't yet read the books, I didn't see any that made me want to run out and get them, but if any of those films wind up catching my interest I probably will check out the books eventually.
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I'm not a big book AND movie fan - it's usually one or the other.

And none of the list makes me want to run out and buy the book, instead of waiting for the movie.
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It's my favourite Thomas Hardy book, probably because it does have a happy ending unlike most of his books. I thought the production was very faithful to the book except for one incident where a dog is brought to Gabriel from his old farm which I am pretty sure was not in the book. But since I am a sucker for Border Collies that was quite alright with me. Loved the countryside and I liked Bathsheba's spunkiness. Anyone else seen it?
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I saw it last week and really enjoyed it. However I felt it a little rushed as she jumped from nan, to man, to man. I know we had the passing of time with the harvests etc but I sill felt rushed. The actor who played Gabriel Oak remind ed me of someone but I can't work out who.
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Cheaper by the Dozen was a awsome book but when the new movie came out it was just awful and sometimes innapropiet in some parts:(
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Black Mass

I started reading "Black Mass" by Dick Lehr & Gerald O'Neill but just couldn't force myself past the 47th page of 575 pages.
For those who don't know, this is a 2015 film starring Johnny Depp, due to be released in Sept.
"True story about Boston gangster Whitey Bulger who becomes an FBI informant in the 1970s."

Has anyone else managed to get through it?
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I haven't read that
book but there was a one day special movie called Beyond the Mask that is similer to that but in the 1770's
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I saw Paper Towns yesterday with my movie group. At first I thought I was going to hate it, but it improved markedly. I hadn't read the book previously.

The good thing about having a movie group is you go and see movies you are not sure about. It is a lottery!
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The good thing about having a movie group is you go and see movies you are not sure about. It is a lottery!

What a cool idea
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I think it's a cool idea too. I only know one person who sees films regularly and she lives in another city now. We can only discuss films by phone call. But my town is having a new town centre cinema built, which should open late this year. Maybe that's a good excuse to try and start a local cinema group. Though its success might depend on what range of films the new cinema shows (it's an Odeon). If it sticks to "family entertainment" and teenage films, I will still keep making the trip into the next town to go to the independent cinema.
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I If it sticks to "family entertainment" and teenage films, I will still keep making the trip into the next town to go to the independent cinema.


This is a problem our movie group has too. Our local cinema mainly shows the big release movies, but it is easy to get to, free parking, and the prices are really good. So if there is nothing on that we want to see, we just skip our meet up.
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There are 7 of us altogether, three of us go every Tuesday, one goes any Tuesday she doesn't have to work, and the other three show up depending on what we're seeing or how they're feeling or whatever reason they have. But, we go to the discount theater, where it's only two dollars on Tuesday, so the movies we see are a little behind as they go to the regular theaters first. There are plenty of weeks when we see something that I would never have chosen on my own, and there are weeks when there are no good movies playing. But the three of us who go every week have a motto - we'd rather see a bad movie than no movie.

Except when the last couple of Twilight movies played - they love them but I stayed home!
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Wow, $2 is very good value. Our discount cinema is $7.50 on a Tuesday, which is about half price.
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For most movies, it's worth waiting until they've been out awhile to only pay $2.00! Their tickets are $3.00 the rest of the week.
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This book is worth a read by itself. Since it's told from the point of view of the child, who is too young to understand the situation, the reader doesn't get to figure out what's going on until some way into the book. It's a very poignant story; with a good ending.
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If they complete the film of this (I notice there's no release date), I'll definitely go and se it. The book was hilarious. And I like that they've cast two older actors in it.
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Me too, I loved that book.
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I'm just starting to read the book (long time on my TBR) and I think it will makes a great movie.
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Have you seen the trailer for 'Me Before You'? It looks to be a great movie.

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