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Authors Loving Adaptations of their Books

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People who added this item 984 Average listal rating (634 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8

John Grisham enjoyed the film, remarking: "I thought [Tom Cruise] did a good job. He played the innocent young associate very well.".
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People who added this item 549 Average listal rating (329 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Rainmaker (1997)

After its release, author John Grisham quoted: "To me it's the best adaptation of any of [my books]... I love the movie. It's so well done."
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People who added this item 756 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Runaway Jury (2003)

John Grisham said it was a "smart, suspenseful" movie, and was disappointed it made so little money.
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People who added this item 2864 Average listal rating (1788 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8

Denise Lehane quoted: "My reaction to the screenplay was...really over the moon. I can't really describe the thrill. The first time I saw the scene, it was block and a half away from where I've been living where I got the idea for the book. The big you're worried about is, you're always going to hear a jarring difference between the voices in your head when you read the book, and thee actors voice as they say your lines. And I was walking along watching this, and it all sounded dead on. It sounded like the voices in my head while I was writing it."
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Kathryn Lasky enjoyed it saying the plot is close to the first three books. She said they made some changes she could of thought of when writing the series.
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People who added this item 2601 Average listal rating (1647 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1

Based on the short story "The Body", author Stephen King stated that this is the first successful translation to film of any of his works. He even said this is better than his short story that it's based on.
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People who added this item 2637 Average listal rating (1731 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5

Based on Elmore Leonard's "Rum Punch", Tarantino and Avery were nervous on how Leonard would react after the changes they made. The author surprisingly loved the screenplay, considering it not only the best of the twenty-six screen adaptations of his novels and short stories, but also stating that it was possibly the best screenplay he had ever read.
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People who added this item 4362 Average listal rating (2808 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2

Based on the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", Philip K. Dick became concerned that no one had informed him about the film's production, which added to his distrust of Hollywood. After Dick criticized an early version of Hampton Fancher's script in an article written for the Los Angeles Select TV Guide, the studio sent Dick the David Peoples rewrite. Although Dick died shortly before the film's release, he was pleased with the rewritten script, and with a twenty minute special effects test reel that was screened for him when he was invited to the studio. Despite his well known skepticism of Hollywood in principle, Dick enthused to Ridley Scott that the world created for the film looked exactly as he had imagined it. He said: "I saw a segment of Douglas Trumbull's special effects for Blade Runner on the KNBC-TV news. I recognized it immediately. It was my own interior world. They caught it perfectly." He also approved of the film's script, saying: "After I finished reading the screenplay, I got the novel out and looked through it. The two reinforce each other, so that someone who started with the novel would enjoy the movie and someone who started with the movie would enjoy the novel."
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People who added this item 2249 Average listal rating (1403 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
127 Hours (2010)

Based on "Between a Rock and a Hard Place", Aron Ralston said it's "so factually accurate it is as close to a documentary as you can get and still be a drama."
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People who added this item 2600 Average listal rating (1704 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7

Wanted co-creator Mark Millar saw previsualized footage for the film and said the footage had raised his expectations for the film adaptation. Millar described the first half of the film as being close to the graphic novel, and also said that the film's ending was similar, though it was relocated elsewhere from the setting in the graphic novel. The superhero costumes in the series were also removed, with the exception of the leather attire worn by Wesley Gibson and Fox. Coincidentally, this had been Millar's intent when writing the graphic novel, although he and artist J. G. Jones had forgotten to. "I wanted them to have those powers and then just wear those costumes for the initiation, but just for one panel. And then I forgot," he said. Millar also stated he would have liked to keep the supervillain mythos that dictates the original comic in the film. Millar was favorable to most changes in the storyline, including the story arc of the Fates issuing death orders in line with the series' original theme of predestination.
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People who added this item 3430 Average listal rating (2236 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9

Despite numerous changes in the adaptation, author P.D. James loved the final result.
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People who added this item 1390 Average listal rating (731 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8

J. G. Ballard gave positive feedback, and was especially impressed with Christian Bale's performance.
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Author Ray Bradbury has said in later interviews that, despite its flaws, he was pleased with the film. He was particularly fond of the film's climax, where the Book People walk through a snowy countryside reciting the poetry and prose they've memorized, set to Herrmann's melodious score. He found it especially poignant and moving.
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People who added this item 335 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Catch-22 (1970)

Despite the changes in the screenplay, Joseph Heller approved of the film, according to a commentary by Nichols and Steven Soderbergh included on a DVD release. According to Nichols, Heller was particularly impressed with a few scenes and bits of dialogue Henry created for the film, and said he wished he could have included them in the novel.
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People who added this item 1355 Average listal rating (775 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Cloud Atlas (2012)

David Mitchell wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal called "Translating 'Cloud Atlas' Into the Language of Film" in which he describes the work of the adapters as being like translating a work into another language. He stated that he was pleased with the final product as a successful translation from one medium into another.
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People who added this item 341 Average listal rating (219 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5

Based on Harlen Coben's best-selling novel, co-writer and director Guillaume Canet wrote to Coben and sent him his first film. "I explained that he'd already made a lot of money selling his book to a studio and if he wanted to see his book on the screen he should trust me. Ten days later, I received an email from him saying he was interested."

Canet's ending is very different from Coben's: how did Coben feel about the changes? "He loved it. I was worried about his reaction, but he said it was better than the book."
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People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7

Becky Albertalli, the author of the book "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda," watched an early cut and praised the film, stating: "It's funny and relevant and timeless and charming and honest and painful and so romantic. It says exactly what I wanted the book to say."
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