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The Book Was Better (or not)


By Gunner Glam

From to time, there are films made that are based on award-winning novels and short stories which inspire instant fan following because of the original source material, character interest and so on.

Due to the differences between the written work and the adapted screenplays, such as cutting out many key points of the stories, many book adaptations have not fared well with fans.

On the other hand, there have been films made which have exceeded the expectations of the fans and have agreed the movies are actually better than the books.

Studio Brow would like to share the top 10 books that were better than their film adaptations, and the top 10 films that were better than the books they were based off of according to Listopia.

The book was better:

  1. Harry Potter  (Harry Potter, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6) by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown
  3. Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini
  5. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  6. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  7. The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1) by Meg Cabot
  8. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman
  9. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (Goodreads Author)
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The movie was better:

  1. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  2. The Notebook By Nicholas Sparks (Goodreads Author)
  3. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  4. The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
  6. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  7. Bridget Jones’s Diary (Bridget Jones, #1) by Helen Fielding
  8. Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
  9. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) by C.S. Lewis
  10. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (Goodreads Author)

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

By Gunner Glam

     In theaters now, Studio Brow wants to share some info on the fourth and final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

      The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (commonly referred to as Breaking Dawn – Part 2) is a 2012 romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

The second part of a two-part film forms the fifth and final installment in the series The Twilight Saga, the film is the conclusion of the 2011 film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, reprise their roles, along with Mackenzie Foy portraying Bella and Edward’s child, Renesmee.

Part 2 was released on November 16, 2012, and was released by Lionsgate in the United States, in consequence of the merger between Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment.

The story line is as follows:

After being brought back from near-death by Edward after childbirth, Bella begins her new life as a vampire and mother to their daughter, Renesmee. But when Irina, a member of the Denali coven, misidentifies Renesmee as a immortal child, a human infant who has been bitten and transformed into a vampire, to the Volturi, they set out to battle and destroy the Cullens for their betrayal.

In a final attempt to survive, the Cullens begin to gather foreign Vampire clans and nomads to stand and witness against the Volturi, including the Denali, the Amazonian, the Egyptian, the Irish and Romanian Covens, with European and American nomads. With their allies, the Cullens and the Wolf Pack stand to prove their innocence to the Volturi once and for all.

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