A Conversation for 24 Lies a Second: The Execution Factor

It's on my list

Post 1

aka Bel - A87832164

I want to take my son, though, he read the book, too. Funny, the very first thing I thought of when reading the book was 'Running Man' http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093894/

I don't think I ever watched Rollerball from start to end, so it didn't come to mind. I really enjoyed the Hunger Games books, even though the idea wasn't new. smiley - smiley

It's on my list

Post 2


Well, there's not a *lot* of Rollerball in it, just in some of the political stuff. This is just the latest in a long line of films based on books which I haven't read... I think the last book-adaptation I saw where I'd actually read the book was Harry Potter 7B, though I could be wrong.

As you say, this is not exactly virgin territory for films, but this one is efficiently put together if a bit too mindful of the box office to really have the impact it should have.

It's on my list

Post 3

aka Bel - A87832164

It's not necessarily a good idea to watch a film when you've read the book. I didn't like some adaptations (The world according to Garp, LOTR, to name but a couple). However, if it's been sufficiently long since I read the book, chances are that I can enjoy the film. smiley - smiley

It's on my list

Post 4

Secretly Not Here Any More

You didn't like the adaptations of LotR?

Apart from the fact that nothing happens in the final third of Return of the King (Aragorn stands outside a gate, ring goes in the fire, film refuses to end) I thought the films were far superior to the dull, sprawling mess of the books.

Then again, I'm of the opinion that LotR is just a buffed out, bloated money grab sequel to The Hobbit.

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