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Old 01-12-02, 12:57 AM
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Originally posted by ziggy
Starship Troopers is one of those books on my shelf that I haven't gotten to reading yet....I use it as bait to get me through the drudgery of school...."When I've finished doing all three research papers, then I can read that one" but the movie really was pretty bad
The book is very good, the movie is another one of those where they completely screwed up the point of the book, although the CG series may do quite a bit better than the movie.

Btw, what, exactly, does TANSTAAFL mean? I have seen it before, and I should know it, but it is 1:00 am here and my bed is calling me....
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Originally posted by dstrauss
"Replay," by Ken Grimwood.

And after seeing "Harry Potter," a definite thumbs up for a movie of "Ender's Game," although I've been worried about the direction this would take if it ever gets made.

Definitely on my wavelength.... Groundhog Day was nice, but Replay would be cool...

And I'd love to see a GOOD movie of Ender's Game.
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"The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chabon.

"The Child Garden" by Geoff Ryman

"The Ghost Road" by Pat Barker

"Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn
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I recently finished reading Keith Lowe's debut novel Tunnel Vision. Not only is this a highly recommended read, but it would make an excellent film. Usually, I hate book-to-screen conversions (the best of them all, however, is Of Mice And Men with John Malkovich and Gary Sinise), but I think even with a slightly poor directing and editing job this would make for a good film.
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well, Of Mice and Men was made into a movie a long, long time ago, and it has been done on stage constatly - with Malkovitch and Senise - so the more modern film had plenty of ground to build on
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Originally posted by Tom Banjo
I'd love to see Stardust by Neil Gaiman turned into a movie.
I'd like to see that too. How about Gaiman's American Gods? Vin Diesel would make a good Shadow.
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Old 01-22-02, 03:32 AM
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The Top-10 books I've read that I often wish were made into live-action movies are:

01. Honor Harrington series (space opera by phenom author David Weber)
02. The Two Towers (J.R.R.Tolkien)
03. The Dragon Never Sleeps (hard SF by Glen Cook)
04. Silverglass trilogy (J.F.Rivkin - pen-name for 2 authors)
05. The Rise of Endymion (market it as The Matrix sequel due to some plot similarities)
06. Bolo Rising (Keith) (the hollywood version of Gunhed)
07. Passage At Arms (more hard-SF by Glen Cook)
08. Servant of the Empire (Ray Feist / Janny Wurts)
09. Deathstalker Honor (space opera by Simon Green)
10. Appleseed (Ken-Ichi Sonoda) (nice mechs, pretty and anorexic pilots)

Of these, my opinion of the book with the most epic complete universe is presented in "The Dragon Never Sleeps". Of SF, it is my favorite book due to both hard-SF ideas, strong character designs, and powerful plot. The author did not hold back ideas to be saved for a different book but simply spent them all in one glorious book! However, all of the above titles have good plots and strong character development with opportunities to use special effects that would make a movie dvd quite special.

Dragon Never Sleeps URLs http://www.kentaurus.com/dragon.htm http://www.xmission.com/~shpshftr/GC.../DrgnSlps.html

Naturally, I would like to see Startide Rising made into a movie, but the above 10 books I think would make interesting and more saleable screenplays.
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Originally posted by Startide
The Top-10 books I've read that I often wish were made into live-action movies are:

01. Honor Harrington series (space opera by phenom author David Weber)
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Handling Sin by Michael Malone

any book by Richard Laymon, especially
Endless Night and The Traveling Vampire Show
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I also would love to see the The Alienist made into a film. Another novel which I think could make a very entertaining movie is Nelson DeMille's Plum Island .

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Originally posted by Startide:
The Top-10 books I've read that I often wish were made into live-action movies are:

01. Honor Harrington series (space opera by phenom author David Weber)
02. The Two Towers (J.R.R.Tolkien)
03. The Dragon Never Sleeps (hard SF by Glen Cook)
04. Silverglass trilogy (J.F.Rivkin - pen-name for 2 authors)
05. The Rise of Endymion (market it as The Matrix sequel due to some plot similarities)
06. Bolo Rising (Keith) (the hollywood version of Gunhed)
07. Passage At Arms (more hard-SF by Glen Cook)
08. Servant of the Empire (Ray Feist / Janny Wurts)
09. Deathstalker Honor (space opera by Simon Green)
10. Appleseed (Ken-Ichi Sonoda) (nice mechs, pretty and anorexic pilots)
The mailing list for fans of Startide Rising had indicated the movie script was still in progress.
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Originally posted by Jarrett
"The Child Garden" by Geoff Ryman
It has been a long time since I read that one. Very strange, as I recall!

I had an idea as to how they could film Gene Wolfe's "Soldier of...." books - where the protagonist is an amnesiac in and around Ancient Greece who records the happenings of each day on a scroll because by morning everything that happened previously is forgotten.

What they would do is use the same actor portraying Latro throughout but have the other main characters played by similar looking but different actors (perhaps dubbing the same voices). As he develops some degree of recollection, or for occasional dramatic effect, the core actors will reappear in their "normal" roles.

The above will make little sense if you've not read the books.... so read them
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I wouldn't mind seeing A Princess of Mars by E.R.B. and West of Eden by Harrison put to film. I'd also be interested in seeing the 'Stainless Steel Rat' books adapted as well. I think I read today someone got the rights to A Princess of Mars from Buena Vista (who was developing this project for Tom Cruise I believe).

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Definitely on my wavelength.... Groundhog Day was nice, but Replay would be cool...

And I'd love to see a GOOD movie of Ender's Game.


Definitely "Ender's Game"
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Don't call them comic books, but . . .

Alan Moore's

Watchmen
V for Vendetta
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Originally posted by Mikemac
Don't call them comic books, but . . .
Alan Moore's
Both in Development Hell, apparently....
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Re: Books you would like to see made into MOVIES ?

It's a pleasure to see that some of the books mentioned in this thread have actually made it to the big screen, the book I would LOVE to see made into a movie is Weaveworld by Clive Barker.

I think that to do it justice, it would need to be a miniseries, preferably R-rated. Doubt very highly it would be your typical family fare (unless you're a family of thrill-seeking demons ), it would probably need to be a Showtime exclusive or something to that effect. My god, that would be truly awe-inspiring if done right... -kd5-

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Old 03-21-12, 06:59 AM
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Re: Books you would like to see made into MOVIES ?

Not only did some of these make it to movies, but some were beyond excellent (Lord of the Rings!).

Funny that the last post was A Princess of Mars which by now Disney would probably like to forget.

I saw someone post Honor Harrington. I think the earlier books would make for a great movie....and for some reason I always picture Angelina Jolie in my head when I think of Honor Harrington. Not current Jolie but Sky Captain Jolie.
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Re: Books you would like to see made into MOVIES ?

Hard Magic and Spellbound by Larry Correia would make spectacular movies if done well, and they are also simply fantastic books.
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Re: Books you would like to see made into MOVIES ?

Good bump!

The Demolished Man by Bester seems such a natural. A police procedural with a telepathic detective, in a world where people discriminate against telepaths. He knows that the billionaire is the murderer, but he has to get evidence that will stand up in court. Vicious gangsters, decadent rich folk, a beautiful injured girl who he nurses back to health . . . how could it miss?
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Re: Books you would like to see made into MOVIES ?

I'd like to see The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, but I'm not holding my breath. They'd have to do something with the rape scene, and most of the book is internal monologue.

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