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Old July 10 2014, 06:45 PM   #61
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We did a junior novelization of the sequel, too!
So you just printed the script verbatim?

The kid's version was basically a picture book. But the "adult" version was 184 pages long.

I still have copies on my "brag" shelf.
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Old July 11 2014, 12:11 AM   #62
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We did a junior novelization of the sequel, too!
So you just printed the script verbatim?

The kid's version was basically a picture book. But the "adult" version was 184 pages long.

I still have copies on my "brag" shelf.
I looked a little online and didn't think about "Scholastic" books and how these young novelizations are probably a good way to get kids to do some kind of reading at least. So maybe these aren't quite as crazy as I thought.

Let me ask you as one who works in this area what's the oddest thing you've seen that got novelized?
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Old July 11 2014, 06:06 AM   #63
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My guilty pleasure: The star-studded, over-the-top cliché-fest The Oscar (1966), with the legendarily wooden Stephen Boyd as a small-time hustler who claws his way to the top of the Hollywood heap. Tony Bennett attempts his first and only dramatic acting performance (playing a character called Hymie Kelly!), after which he wisely stuck to singing. Jill St. John strips. Harlan Ellison was one of the credited writers of this classic turkey.

Great for an evening of MST3K-style riffing and wisecracking.
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Old July 11 2014, 05:36 PM   #64
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So you just printed the script verbatim?

The kid's version was basically a picture book. But the "adult" version was 184 pages long.

I still have copies on my "brag" shelf.
I looked a little online and didn't think about "Scholastic" books and how these young novelizations are probably a good way to get kids to do some kind of reading at least. So maybe these aren't quite as crazy as I thought.

Let me ask you as one who works in this area what's the oddest thing you've seen that got novelized?
Honestly, it's when they novelize a movie based on a novel. Bram Stoker's Dracula by Fred Saberhagen, for instance.

Unless the movie is wildly different than the original novel, it's hard to see the point of hiring somebody to write, say, The Island of Doctor Moreau, when H.G. Wells already did a perfectly good job of it.

Which is not to say such projects can't turn out well. One of my favorite novelizations is Paul Monette's adaptation of Nosferatu the Vampyre, which, when you think about it, is a novel based on a remake of a silent movie based on Dracula by Bram Stoker!
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Old July 12 2014, 09:15 PM   #65
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We did a junior novelization of the sequel, too!
So you just printed the script verbatim?

The kid's version was basically a picture book. But the "adult" version was 184 pages long.

I still have copies on my "brag" shelf.

In the novel the Washington monument got the blast, not the White House--and Nimzicki was called "the iron sphincter"
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Old July 12 2014, 09:51 PM   #66
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So you just printed the script verbatim?

The kid's version was basically a picture book. But the "adult" version was 184 pages long.

I still have copies on my "brag" shelf.

In the novel the Washington monument got the blast, not the White House--and Nimzicki was called "the iron sphincter"
In the sequel to Mortal Kombat??? I think you are confused.
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Old July 14 2014, 04:36 AM   #67
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Spaced Invaders, second rate but funny.
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Old July 14 2014, 01:32 PM   #68
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The A-Team movie. I LOVED it. I thought I'd sneer at yet another lame spoof of an old TV show, but I LOVED it. Especially the falling tank scene, which by all rights was utterly absurd - yet I laughed my ass off and enjoyed it thoroughly.
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Old July 14 2014, 09:38 PM   #69
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I've always had a soft spot for Super Mario Bros. and Masters of the Universe even though they're widely viewed as crap.
Heck yea! I liked Super Mario Bros.!

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Independence Day. I love it.
Me too! "Welcome to Earth..." --> Will Smith's character knocks out the alien.
His rant at the alien before the knockout punch was pretty good too.
I could have been at a barbeque!!! I love that movie.

And yes, Masters Of The Universe is amazing.
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Old July 17 2014, 04:10 AM   #70
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The A-Team movie. I LOVED it. I thought I'd sneer at yet another lame spoof of an old TV show, but I LOVED it. Especially the falling tank scene, which by all rights was utterly absurd - yet I laughed my ass off and enjoyed it thoroughly.
I really do need to watch that movie again. I had actually forgotten about that scene till I saw that you mentioned it.
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Old July 17 2014, 08:04 AM   #71
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is it considered a guilty pleasure to like I, Robot quite a lot?
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Old July 18 2014, 02:47 PM   #72
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"Battle Beyond the Stars" of course.
Ooooohhhhh...good one. I'm old enough to have seen BBTS in the theatre. I dragged my older brother to see it, thinking it would be as good as Star Wars. Sadly, my younger self thought it was as good as Star Wars. I know better now, but I suspect that if I saw it now (haven't seen it in a couple of decades) my nostalgia filter would allow me to still enjoy "John-Boy In Space".
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Old July 18 2014, 11:57 PM   #73
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Roger Corman's Fantastic Four.
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Old July 19 2014, 08:08 AM   #74
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My turn to confess a few.

The Core - Screw the science, or lack thereof. The characters are great, and the drama is exciting.

Mission to Mars - Yup. It's pretty awful. But it's got something in the Buck Rogers zone. Its history of the solar system pushes all the right sci-fi buttons to tickle my fancy.

Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings - The script by Peter S. Beagle and Chris Conkling is more faithful than that other set of films. I enjoy the music too, at least to a point; "Mithrandir" is a very nice number.
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Old July 19 2014, 02:36 PM   #75
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My turn to confess a few.

The Core - Screw the science, or lack thereof. The characters are great, and the drama is exciting.
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I like The Core, too. It reminds me of some old-school sci-fi epic like Fantastic Voyage.
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