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Old November 29 2013, 08:33 PM   #26
trevanian
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Re: What do you consider is the best film adaptation of a scifi book?

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It's possible to make a perfectly faithful adaptation that doesn't work at all as a film, or to take major liberties and still come up with a great movie or TV show.
I think the Harry Potter films are a good example. The first two films are pretty slavish to the surface content of the books, but to me they fail to embody the books' spirit and tone. The third and subsequent films take more liberties with the plot and details of the books (though still hewing pretty close), and come closer to capturing their spirit.
You beat me to it. Potter 3 is where I always start when rewatching them. The first 2 are just such literal adapatations.
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