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    I've often watched a good film and instantly wanted to read such a plot in book form.

    Mine would probably be 'Good Will Hunting' and 'A beautiful mind', they both have amazing story lines which would make it an amazing read imo.
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    There Will Be Blood, Memento, La Haine, Mulholland Drive, and A Field In England are a few that I can think of at the moment.

    Good question!
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    (Original post by Plainview)
    There Will Be Blood, The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Memento, La Haine, Mulholland Drive, and A Field In England are a few that I can think of at the moment.

    Good question!
    The bolded ones are based on novels (from wikipedia).
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    The Tracey Fragments

    Just to see how on earth that'd be done.
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    The bolded ones are based on novels (from wikipedia).
    There Will Be Blood is only very loosely based on Oil!; the connection is mostly limited to setting.
    I did not know about the Jesse James novel – thanks!
    Memento Mori is similar to Memento but is only a short story; I'd like to see someone expand it into a full-scale novel and perhaps thicken the story.
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    (Original post by Plainview)
    There Will Be Blood is only very loosely based on Oil!; the connection is mostly limited to setting.
    I did not know about the Jesse James novel – thanks!
    Memento Mori is similar to Memento but is only a short story; I'd like to see someone expand it into a full-scale novel and perhaps thicken the story.
    Fair enough. And yes, some of my favourite novels were originally short stories that have been expanded (Flowers for Algernon, Ender's Game).
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    Fair enough. And yes, some of my favourite novels were originally short stories that have been expanded (Flowers for Algernon, Ender's Game).
    I presume you're aware of the upcoming film?
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    (Original post by Plainview)
    I presume you're aware of the upcoming film?
    I'm very excited, but to be honest, I'm not getting my hopes up too much. Film studios can never resist the temptation to turn every sci-fi movie into an adrenaline-fuelled blockbuster.
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    I'm very excited, but to be honest, I'm not getting my hopes up too much. Film studios can never resist the temptation to turn every sci-fi movie into an adrenaline-fuelled blockbuster.
    I know what you mean. Perhaps it won't make much money anyway if people are going to boycott it.
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    (Original post by Plainview)
    I know what you mean. Perhaps it won't make much money anyway if people are going to boycott it.
    Why are people boycotting it? At a guess, I would say child violence?
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    I'll also add Pan's Labyrinth to my list.

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    Why are people boycotting it? At a guess, I would say child violence?
    At risk of going off-topic here – because the author is very homophobic.
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    Magnolia, The Fountain and perhaps Three Colours Trilogy, with necessary alterations, as I think I'd enjoy the multi-threaded nature of the read. Maybe image heavy movies would be interesting too: In The Mood For Love and The New World (WKW and Malick in general I guess). Oh and maybe The Spirit of the Beehive as it would be interesting to compare to To Kill a Mockingbird.
 
 
 
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