agreed with your general points...but look at something like Stand By Me..the idea was there and the movie just expanded on it, and took it in a few different directions.Boss Hog said:It's hard to think of anything. Movies and books are a completely different form of entertainment, and tell stories in different ways.
Books have the luxury of spending as much time explaining something as they like, whereas movies have to do it in (sometimes silly) expository ways that can take away from the story telling experience.
For instance: the battle scenes in Lord of the Rings which are explained in great, gory detail in the books are only a rapid series of sometimes vague events in the movie. I'm thinking specifically about the heads being catapulted....
That's why I'd say you'd be hard to find a movie that was better than the book... unless the book really sucked. In which case it shouldn't be made to a movie anyway.
JEMZ said:I think the director's cut of "Blade Runner" is better than the book (I am a massive fan of [insert joke here] Phillip K Dick btw)