How is it???

Discuss the novel by Sol Yurick upon which the movie is based.

Re: How is it???

Postby 4nik8 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:09 pm

Scurvy Dog wrote:Kudos.


Thanks... wait!

Are kudos better than Karma?!?!

Where's my Shoutbox?!?!

waaaaa!!!!!

Karma and Shoutbox... wow. Two things that are long gone from this site.

Karma was a nightmare. People would complain that they didn't have enough, or if they lost any. They were "favor points", really. Mods could give or take up to 10 points at a time; regular members could only affect one point at a time (per person whose karma they were adjusting). If someone really breached the rules or posted horribly, their karma would drop. It was kind of like "liking" things on facebook, except with points. That was ditched because people complained too much.

The shoutbox was kind of cool, but caused other problems (such as not loading). I think that was dumped not so much due to its content (which improved posts made elsewhere in the forum, as most of the "junk" went there), but because it didn't function correctly.

Anyway, I'm glad karma is gone. The shoutbox would be nice if for no other reason than a place for the devoid-of-content posts.
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Re: How is it???

Postby WestsideBopper » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:33 pm

wooooow
im almost at the end of the book...
VASTLY different from the movie...
the book is a lot more vulgar...
just soldier and keep your mouth shut
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Re: How is it???

Postby WestsideBopper » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:07 pm

i just finished the book... and wow what a dissapointing ending...
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Re: How is it???

Postby 4nik8 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:25 pm

WestsideBopper wrote:i just finished the book... and wow what a dissapointing ending...


without revealing anything, was it disappointing in that you didn't like what happened, or were you less than enthralled with the actual way it was written?
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Re: How is it???

Postby Cyrus » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:30 pm

WestsideBopper wrote:i just finished the book... and wow what a dissapointing ending...


I guess the saying 'the book is always better than the movie' can't be used in 'The Warriors' case!  :D
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Re: How is it???

Postby Scurvy Dog » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:35 pm

Cyrus wrote:
WestsideBopper wrote:i just finished the book... and wow what a dissapointing ending...


I guess the saying 'the book is always better than the movie' can't be used in 'The Warriors' case!  :D


That's a flawed point of view unless you read the book first and thought the movie loosely based on it was better.
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Re: How is it???

Postby 4nik8 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:54 pm

Scurvy Dog wrote:
Cyrus wrote:
WestsideBopper wrote:i just finished the book... and wow what a dissapointing ending...


I guess the saying 'the book is always better than the movie' can't be used in 'The Warriors' case!  :D


That's a flawed point of view unless you read the book first and thought the movie loosely based on it was better.


Why would it matter as to the ordering (book first), or am i misreading?
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Re: How is it???

Postby Scurvy Dog » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:02 pm

It matters because most people tend to prefer whichever they first experienced, and are comparing whichever was second to that standard. The same goes for remakes of movies and songs.
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Re: How is it???

Postby 4nik8 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:30 pm

I'd say that, generally, in the case of books vs movies, order is not relevant (notice i did qualify this with "generally" (in italics for heightened affect, no less))

For a movie to have the incredible detail possible in a book, they'd need to be 6+ hours!
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Re: How is it???

Postby Scurvy Dog » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:37 pm

You're probably right there. Very few movies could pull that off.

On a related note, I prefer the Bourne movies to the novels. Yes, I saw the movies first, then I tried to read the first of the novels (expecting them to be better) - but I couldn't finish more than 1/3 of it. I couldn't stand Ludlum's writing style.
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Re: How is it???

Postby Ninth Delegate » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:52 pm

I hated the ending of this book.  I mean, c'mon; what type of gang leader goes home and sucks his thumb?

I thought the Body (stand by me) was inferior to the film.  I thought the changed ending of the film improved the story and made it more poignant.

I'm one of the few that preferes the Watchmen movie to the graphic novel.  The giant space squid thing just didn't work for me.
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Re: How is it???

Postby LIER ONE » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:57 pm

See I wished they did STAND BY ME like STEPHEN KING'S THE BODY. I thought the whole story was better. Don't get me wrong, I love the movie. I just thought the short story was better.
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Re: How is it???

Postby Ninth Delegate » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:09 pm

I didn't like how he went back to castle rock as an adult to see what happened to his friends and enemies.  It seemed a little tacked on like a quick buck sequel.
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Re: How is it???

Postby LIER ONE » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:31 pm

Yes, you are right.. I like that they showed after they returned tho. How the older kids did get their revenge as they said they would. That would have been cool if they showed that.
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Re: How is it???

Postby Rate 5 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:21 am

It's a great read, though one of the only books I think that isn't quite as good as the movie
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