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Books Versus Their Movie Versions

Only one Book and Movie were equals…

Gregory Peck

I might have said that the book is ALWAYS better but my book club just read To Kill a Mockingbird. I have never seen a movie that was truer to a book than that one!

They are so close that they are equally spectacular and their meaning is identical.

Gregory Peck will always be Atticus Finch. A better casting choice I have never witnessed.

A real bomb of an expectation came after I read Michael Crighton’s “Congo” then saw the movie…that movie was the most terrible experience.

I recommend the books over movies 99 times out of 100.

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I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

4 thoughts on “Books Versus Their Movie Versions

  1. You are absolutely right about that. it’s been so long since I read that book, or seen the movie, I had forgotten. Thanks for the reminder. I will have to go back and do those two all over again.

  2. Peck’s performance really puts it over the top.

    I don’t know if the book is “always” better. There are some stand out examples where the film far surpasses its source material. The Godfather would be the prime example, and I would argue Gone with the Wind as well.

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