Follow Friday

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

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This week's question is: Are there any book to movie adaptations where you think the movie is better than the book?


MY ANSWER: I have to say Jaws! You might all know that I LOVE the movie Jaws, I practically grew up watching it as a kid. Then when I was older I decided to read the book.



Now maybe it was because I had already seen the movie a 1,000 times prior to reading the book. But there were also things that happened in the book that didn't happen in the movie and I found that I didn't like them all that much.



So that's my answer! Jaws the movie was better than Jaws the book--but again, I am slightly biased since I watched the movie a 1,000 times before reading the book! And that's all partially due to the fact that both of these were out years before I was born!




19 comments:

  1. Hummmm. I have actually never read Jaws.. though that movie is FANTASTIC!

    Angie

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  2. I haven't seen the movie or read the book. For some reason the cover of the book looks scarier to me than the movie poster.

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  3. I started reading Jaws once but never finished it, it wasn't because I didn't like, I am not sure why I just never picked it up again. I still have it and one day I will read it. I think what I liked about the book was the point of view of the shark..like the little bit that I read you got more into the shark..lol. I loved the movie back in the day..but now it's a bit boring..."I think we need a bigger boat" Classic!! :)

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  4. I never read the book Jaws, but I truly loved the movie! Great choice :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, Jessica <3

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  5. Thanks in advance for following us back. Here is our link 2bookaholics FF
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  6. I didn't even realize Jaws was a movie. But I think you're right: when you've seen a film a million times, it can be very hard to like the book. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend, Jessica! :D

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  7. Hopping through. I have never read or watched Jaws. I do love the music though.
    My FF

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  8. I didn't even know it was a book! I should have, lol. Have a great weekend!

    ~Pam @ Moonlight Reader

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  9. Slightly ashamed that I didn't know it was a book :/ haven't seen the movie either.

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    Zareena @ Books and Books

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  10. Jaws- good choice! Never read that book...

    Speaking of older movies- I was thinking Hunt for Red October might be a case of being better than the book- thought that movie was pretty good but could never really get into the book.

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  11. Jaws was my all time fave.visiting back for FF

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  12. I've not read the book so I can't comment on whether it was better. But I love Jaws the movie. Thanks for visiting my post.

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  13. I'm smacking myself on the forehead for not thinking of this. D'oh. I agree, I wasn't a fan of one subplot of the book in particular found in the novel. It's also that the movie is a classic thanks to Spielberg's directing, but the novel is only okay/mediocre imo.

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  14. Jaws, I've never read the book but I have seen the movie. Kinda scared me a little.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Happy Friday:)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  15. I am a new Bloglovin' follower! I have actually never read nor finished Jaws. But from what I have seen of this movie it freaked me out! I always swore I would not go into the water ever again but I do every time we go to the beach lol.
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  16. LOL, the movie scared the crap out of me. Of course watching it now, it's hard for me to figure out why though. Movies have come a long way. I hate to admit I never even knew about the book!

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  17. I'm still completely shocked I didn't know it was based on a book. I'm glad I don't seem to be the only one who didn't know. Thanks for stopping by my My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl. :D

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  18. Wow, it makes me want to read the book to see what differs :/ Thanks for stopping by

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  19. I never read the book but I remember being freaked out by the movie when I was young (and not spoiled by special effects). I watched it a few years ago and unfortunately although the tension was still there, the fake shark wasn't that scary.

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