Best and Worst Adaptation(s) of Book(s) To Cinema and Television

The Prestige was a rarity of where the movie was better than the book, so I heard.

Nope it wasn't. Christopher Priest is a wonderful and tricksy writer. I'm glad I read the book well before the movie. But the movie was pretty excellent also.
 
Michael Moorcocks The Final Programme was butchered as a movie but still I enjoyed it.

I remember reading that Moorcock refused anything else to be made into a movie after seeing it.
 
Michael Moorcocks The Final Programme was butchered as a movie but still I enjoyed it.

I remember reading that Moorcock refused anything else to be made into a movie after seeing it.

If I remember correctly. , It was based on the first of the Jeremiah Cornelius books.
 
It is a movie I would like to see again just to judge it better, I remember their was a Phantom jet in it and a Nazi submarine pen, perfect boys own adventure.
 
Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney Evennn though thye changed thing overall I thought both the 1956 film and the 1978 film were terrific adaptations of this one.
 
Michael Moorcocks The Final Programme was butchered as a movie but still I enjoyed it.

I remember reading that Moorcock refused anything else to be made into a movie after seeing it.
That's really interesting. Hadn't heard of this, used to really enjoy Michael Moorcock
 
That's really interesting. Hadn't heard of this, used to really enjoy Michael Moorcock

I Would have liked to have seen an Eternal Champion film .

Interestingly in the early 1970's , there was a crossover comic in which Elric of Melnibone and Conan the Barbarian met and teamed up for an adventure.
 
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The Martian Chronicles They did miniseries in 1980 . It actually was a not bad and was reasonably faithful to the book.
 
I have vivid memories of that series. The death of the Earth haunted me for a long time and i loved the Martian Sand Ships.
 
I have vivid memories of that series. The death of the Earth haunted me for a long time and i loved the Martian Sand Ships.

And the fact that almost everybody living on mars went back to Earth to die.:(
 

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