you're right; rarely can a movie live up to the book... too many concessions must be made. An exception to that is what they did with the great Cormac McCarthy's "No Country For Old Men." Hollyweird also did a pretty good job turning another author I enjoy, Chuck Hogan's "Prince of Thieves" into "The Town."
Originally Posted by WeVie
I've long thought that there's potential in using a good plotline but bad/unsuccessful book as the bones on which to build for essentially re-writing and enhancing the storytelling via the big screen.