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Just call me 'Middle-Brow'


Yabu’s actin’ all high-brow on us, telling us we’re watching too much television, and that we should read books. Well, I say ‘fuck that’. If I wanted to read a book, I’d join the boy scouts again or something similar, where you’d be expected to read books and stuff, weak metaphors notwithstanding.


I can think of several movies that were better than their book counterparts:


The Shawshank Redemption“, for example. The book (short story actually) was great, but the film was even better.


Stand By Me” was based on a story in the same book, and it was also a damn fine movie, which I found better than the written version.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is also a possibility. Both the book and movie pretty freaking good.


Bladerunner” walks all over the short story it was based on, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep“, as does “Star Wars”, which was a book Lucas wrote a couple of years before the movie came out.


Re-animator” is better than the H.P. Lovecraft story it was based on, although that’s not really fair, considering the story was only about 3 pages long.


Bram Stoker’s Dracula“, corny as it is, is less corny than the book. The book is absolutely horrible.


Frankenstein, however, is a great book, even better than the fine film version starring Robert de Niro, IMHO.


The Ten Commandments” is better than the Bible, if only because it’s shorter and got better editing.


There.

Comments

Yabu

I stand corrected...so there, but I disagree about the Cuckoo's Nest. Better in print.

I didn't realize "Bladerunner" was based on, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep"...Bladerunner is a classic, so, you're right. I owe you a cold beverage in Whackell.

Sandy

The Princess Bride was better than the book.

Rube

That's true, sandy. I tried reading that book after the movie came out, and found it horribly tedious.

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