Most Helpful Guy
I've never read the hunt for red October but I can't imagine how the book could be better then the movie.1
Most Helpful Girl
The Short Timers by Gustav Hasford... a Vietnam War book , which Stanley Kubrick used as the cornerstone of Full Metal Jacket , another one of his masterpieces. One of the best ( and most caustic & hilarious !! ) openers ever to a movie. R Lee Ermey was a technical adviser , until Kubrick cast him , being a former USMC Senior Drill Instructor into THIS role after watching his perfect unscripted tirades on the recruits...
I will go back to "Shane" (1953) with Alan Ladd which was an adaptation of the Jack Schaefer novel of 1949.
Lord of the Rings, Shawshank Redemption, or Fight Club. The only three that have lived up to the books, or surpassed them (Fight Club surpassed its book)
The Princess Bride
The only one that comes to mind where the movie makes the book look like shit
I dont have the patience to read, i wish I did, however.
"The Lost Room"
The Notebook! Nah, just kidding. Really none. The movies are always a disappointment..
A movie called Adaptation, adapted from the book, The Orchid Thief.
The movie---"THE SECRET