Tomorrow on KELO-am…..

It’s Movie Monday.  My choice for movie discussion purposes would be “In your opinion what are the best and worst book-movie adaptations?”

For me….one of the best ever would have to be the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy….awesome adaptation…

The worst…. at least that I can think of right now….”Eragon”   I enjoyed the book — can’t even watch more than 10 minutes of the movie….

Feel free to weigh in here….or call in tomorrow during the 7:00 a.m. hour.

6 Replies to “Tomorrow on KELO-am…..”

  1. Bill Fleming

    I thought really crummy jobs were done on two pretty good books: “Clan of the Cave Bear” (Jane Auel) and “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” (Tom Robbins.)

    And they shouldn’t haven’t tried to make Cormack McCarthy’s “The Road.” It was hard enough to have to read, when you could put it down once in a while before you became so depressed you just wanted to kill yourself. It was done well enough, I guess, but watching is way different than reading it. Some books are just meant to be read, and don’t translate well into other forms, I suppose.

  2. grudznick

    My granddaughter says that another of the style of book oft perused by my young breakfast friend Mr. Newland, called “Dune”, by Bobby Hebert, was a great book and a poor movie.

    Apparently, after football, Mr. Hebert wrote about monsters on beaches or some such oddness. But I am told it was a great book and a bad movie.

  3. anon

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind, Ben Hur

    Probably one of the worst movies from books would be The Lost World (the sequel to Jurassic Park). I enjoyed the book and was a kid when it came out so I had my hopes up for a really enjoyable movie but it was bad.

  4. anon

    The Count of Monte Cristo movies have all been poor adaptations. Sadly most of the Alexandre Dumas’ books have not translated well to film.