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A Novel Idea

by Brown

Created 09/14/13

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Movies in The Criterion Collection that I have seen, based on books that I have read.

27 comments

  • By Collection
    September 20, 2013
    05:50 PM

    Would be willing to bet that you've read one or two, or both of the Dickensian novels that were adapted magnificently by David Lean which are in the Collection: Great Expectations and Oliver Twist. Even if you didn't get around to these novels in your school days, the films in question are well worth picking-up. Please don't hesitate to use my list for reference if you ever want to brush up on Japanese literature in translation having Criterion Collection film adaptations.
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    • By Brown
      September 21, 2013
      10:33 AM

      Ah yes. Thank you for your vote of confidence in my literary prowess. There were some book to film combinations that did not fit the bill I'm ashamed to say. As in, read the book but not seen the film. Your lists are always superb and I shall study Lost in Translation to further break the language barrier.
  • By Collection
    September 20, 2013
    05:55 PM

    Oliver Twist was that other adaptation. Also, congratulations on getting two (2) of your lists featured, you deserve it.
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    • By Brown
      September 21, 2013
      10:36 AM

      Thank you again Collection. Very exited to see them featured. Your lists set the standard.
  • By Drew Phillips
    October 10, 2013
    03:24 PM

    Lest we also forget "Dead Ringers" based on the novel "Twins" and EM Foster's "Howards End"
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    • By Brown
      October 10, 2013
      04:41 PM

      Thank you for the recommendations Drew. Unfortunately I have not had the pleasure of reading those two books. I limited the list to films in The Collection that I have seen, based on books that I have read. A tricky combo. I was tempted to add Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca, for it is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read.
  • By maryam
    October 17, 2013
    03:59 PM

    the virgin suicides?
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  • By Brown
    October 17, 2013
    05:31 PM

    Thank you for your interest in my list maryam! Alas, Ms Coppola's adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides' first novel is not in The Criterion Collection :)
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  • By Madeline
    October 25, 2013
    02:37 PM

    Are you Criterion famous now?
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    • By Brown
      October 25, 2013
      04:17 PM

      If and when your wish of Ghost World becoming part of The Collection comes true, I shall add it to two of my lists just for you.....
  • By Madeline
    October 25, 2013
    04:44 PM

    :) you are so kind.
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  • By Collection
    November 03, 2013
    09:40 AM

    Hey, Brown! Remember that time I left a comment for you, but input the HTML code so poorly that it italicized each subsequent comment. Depending on how you feel about that, you're quite welcome or I apologize for the oversight and wish there was a way I could reverse this spell.
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    • By Brown
      November 05, 2013
      12:43 PM

      Hahaha no problem. It gives the thread a visual theme. Emphasis on every word, very important. Thank you!
  • By Russell Fry
    November 21, 2013
    09:34 PM

    I just recently read "The Thin Red Line." I HIGHLY recommend it! It's as much a masterpiece as the film.
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    • By Brown
      November 22, 2013
      10:48 AM

      Thank you for the recommendation! I appreciate how the Criterion cover design of The Thin Red Line emphasizes the importance of the source material by incorporating the "line" from the open pages.
  • By D.j. W.
    January 05, 2014
    08:05 PM

    The Thin Red Line.
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  • By Brown
    January 06, 2014
    12:15 AM

    Yeah I need to pull a double bill and read both that and From Here To Eternity.
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  • By Brown
    January 06, 2014
    12:18 AM

    Currently reading Skag Boys by Irvine Welsh. Prequel to Trainspotting.
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  • By Collection
    March 24, 2014
    05:55 PM

    The page for L'Eclisse is currently experiencing the very same symptoms of italicization as yours. Surely it is a result of erroneously input HTML code. Now, if only there were some way to reverse the curse. How was that Irvine Welsh?
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    • By Brown
      March 25, 2014
      10:51 AM

      How bizarre. The Welsh book was great! He has such a way with language (Scottish slang, dialect, colloquialism). There is rumor of a Boyle sequel to Trainspotting (entitled Porno) but Skag Boys would make for an interesting film as well. Out of the four books of his that I have read this one was my favorite.
  • By Peter_Wilson
    March 24, 2014
    08:15 PM

    This is a wonderful list. You've got me interested in a couple books I haven't read. I'd love to see Altman's The Long Goodbye included in the collection. The book, along with everything else by Raymond Chandler happens to be one of my personal favorites.
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    • By Brown
      March 25, 2014
      10:57 AM

      Thank you! I've never read The Long Goodbye but I will. I loved the Altman film of course. I recently read James M. Cain's Double Indemnity and James Ellroy's L. A. Confidential.
    • By Peter_Wilson
      March 25, 2014
      09:41 PM

      I've been interested in reading Double Indemnity, just having got around to it, due to the fact that I've been reading through Chandler's work. L.A Confidential has also caught my attention.
    • By Peter_Wilson
      March 25, 2014
      09:42 PM

      Haven't*
    • By Brown
      March 26, 2014
      01:55 PM

      If you do find yourself picking up L.A. Confidential may I suggest reading the two books before it: Black Dahlia and The Big Nowhere. These three books along with the fourth installment, White Jazz, comprise Ellroy's L.A. Quartet. Crime fiction at its finest.
    • By Peter_Wilson
      March 26, 2014
      07:21 PM

      Thanks, I'll be sure to do that.
  • By alex vazquez
    June 21, 2014
    12:57 AM

    also missing puzo's the god father
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