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« on: August 16, 2020, 02:44:30 PM »

The Ice Storm
The Virgin Suicides
The Bridges of Madison County
1984
Carrie
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 02:57:17 PM »

Mein Kampf- bad book.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2020, 05:27:17 PM »

Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption : compared to the movie, a bad book. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 01:31:52 AM »

Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice.
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.

Both films I considered to be way better than their source material.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2020, 12:18:37 PM »

Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice.
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.

Both films I considered to be way better than their source material.

Agree on Starship Troopers, disagree on Interview with a Vampire, but I swear, the fact it's basically a gay novel went over my head for about a decade after I read it.
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2020, 01:10:48 PM »

Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice.
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.

Both films I considered to be way better than their source material.

That's INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE which I think was a good book, and a damned silly movie. 

STARSHIP TROOPERS is a good movie... but I didn't read the book. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2020, 10:27:03 PM »

Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice.
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.

Both films I considered to be way better than their source material.

That's INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE which I think was a good book, and a damned silly movie. 

STARSHIP TROOPERS is a good movie... but I didn't read the book. 

(Yes, but I was too polite to correct Alex.)
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2020, 10:58:08 PM »

STARSHIP TROOPERS by Heinlen is...I dunno. Sexist- all women are half naked and always described in drooling detail.  And it seems pro war. It hasn't aged well. It's a product of it's time, I guess.

I have seen the movie, of course. It's better.
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2020, 07:24:59 AM »

disagree on Interview with a Vampire, but I swear, the fact it's basically a gay novel went over my head for about a decade after I read it.

If it makes you feel better, I experienced similar cluelessness about Baron Harkonnen's sexual orientation when I first read Dune.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2020, 04:52:43 PM »

The Godfather. Pulp fiction turned into great cinema.
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2020, 05:10:28 PM »

The Godfather. Pulp fiction turned into great cinema.

What's wrong with pulp fiction?  And the Godfather is a good book. It ain't Byron- but Byron is boring.
I'd rather read pulp than most classics. Lovecraft is pulp fiction.

FRANKENSTIEN is a boring book. So is DRACULA.
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2020, 10:43:06 AM »

Most pulp fiction is s**t. For every Lovecraft tale you'll find a thousand bad stories. It's just that the good pulp writers have been celebrated to the point it convinces people pulp fiction is a lot better than it is.
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2020, 01:04:29 PM »

Stephen King once described my favourite author as being a pulp writer. For myself I've always thought his horror stories were better written than Mr King's. I've just started reading his final novel, something I've resisted doing since he died as I know once I read it, that's it, no more new James Herbert stuff to read.
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2020, 03:12:38 PM »

I enjoyed Frankenstein. Couldn't get into Dracula. (The Books.)

Pulp writings may be bad, but they're usually a fun sorta bad.
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