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Old 10-04-2015, 06:46 PM   #1
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A Walk In The Woods

Anyone see the movie? I read the book and saw the film, just curious to hear others thoughts...
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:15 PM   #2
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Read the book and saw it as well. Interesting depiction of the characters.
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:41 PM   #3
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I know it was not supposed to be faithful to the book but in the end ...really? Not cause they were in their old age..that is fine..I am too but I kept laughing at how much gear was not used and how much gear appeared in camp yet the packs were slingable..
If you have trekking poles, its probably a good idea to use them especially in places you might fall

Kind of a woodsy "Grumpy Old Men"
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:23 PM   #4
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Interesting depiction of the characters.
A VERY interesting depiction of the characters. IMO: Nick Nolte was over-compensating a bit too much.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:26 PM   #5
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Kind of a woodsy "Grumpy Old Men"
A PERFECT description... The one thing I can't stand in movies is fake scenery. And I hate to play spoiler to anyone out there who might be interested in seeing the movie. But at the time and place of their lil uncomfortable overnighter - the scenery was SOOO fake - HATE that! In the day and age of CGI, c'mon!?! That really sank it for me. If you're going to do a movie about the AT, let's keep it real folks! That's part of the draw for some people...the scenery!
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:37 PM   #6
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Haven't read the book yet, but I did see the movie and was a little disappointed. My girlfriend absolutely hated it. We both thought "Wild" was much better, and we're looking forward to seeing "Everest".
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:51 PM   #7
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The book was amazing. The movie adaptation was quite possibly the worst of all time
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:55 PM   #8
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I read the book & really enjoyed it but I noticed that it wasn't in the theaters very long .. As a matter of fact I went to see it & accidently bought tickets for "The walk"...couldn't understand why a backpackin' flick was in 3-d Imax..
but you know what? Life is a funny thing...the movie "The walk" about that crazy guy that walked the wire between the Twin Towers was one of the best movies I ever saw. Awesome.........unbelievably well done....my palms were sweating & my heart was racing..I was in the wrong place but at the right time.........yessiree bob..........I guess....
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:06 AM   #9
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The movie adaptation was quite possibly the worst of all time

'Nuff said and right on point!
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:50 PM   #10
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I read the book and thought it was fantastic. Saw a snippet about the movie and decided not to go. I wouldn't pay two cents to see DeNiro or Nolte do anything.

It discolors an iconic book.
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:43 AM   #11
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I read the book and thought it was fantastic. Saw a snippet about the movie and decided not to go. I wouldn't pay two cents to see DeNiro or Nolte do anything.

It discolors an iconic book.
Sorry ...but don't you mean Redford & Nolte?
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:19 AM   #12
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I thought it was pretty entertaining, but not nearly as much as the book, which is hilarious. Nick Nolte (Katz) was good for some laughs.

It was a little hard to suspend my disbelief that someone in as poor condition as Nick Nolte could make it more than a day or two. And in general, I think the age of the two stars was a bit too much of a stretch...and in the movie they made it much further than in the book!

I wanted more of their interaction with the obnoxious know-it-all girl. That was one of the best parts of the book.

Agreed that it was silly to see them carrying poles on their packs, yet never using them...like when crossing the stream, or to try to reach the make-shift rope that Katz through up onto the branch when they were stuck on the cliff.
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When Hollywood makes a movie from a book I really enjoyed, I have learned that most times, I will not enjoy it nearly as much as I enjoyed the book. In some cases, I will not enjoy it at all. I won't spend money to see "A Walk In The Woods" but, odds are, I'll see it eventually, somewhere.

What's your favorite movie adaptation? Mine is the movie based on Joseph Conrad's novella, "Heart of Darkness." The movie: "Apocalypse Now."

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Old 11-02-2015, 01:06 PM   #14
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The most faithful movie adaptation of book, IMO, is Das Boot. Which is funny, because the author the book hated the movie because of how much he felt it departed from what he wrote.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:28 PM   #15
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I thought The Shining was very well done as a movie based on a book.
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What's your favorite movie adaptation? Mine is the movie based on Joseph Conrad's novella, "Heart of Darkness." The movie: "Apocalypse Now."

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Mine would have to be either "Stand By Me" or "The Shawshank Redemption" "The Green Mile" is a close third. All by Stephen King.

As a general rule, if a movie is adapted from a Stephen King short story, it's usually pretty good because they don't have to try to fit 800 pages into 2 hours. IMHO, most of his full-novel adaptations are real stinkers compared to the book.
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:53 PM   #17
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The "Godfather" . The movie is better than the book. Very rare.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:04 PM   #18
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I like the movie version of The Third Man much better than the original Graham Greene novella on which it was based. Partly the music and partly that the ending is much stronger in my opinion.
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desmobob - My favorite adaptation is from Cormac McCarthy's The Road.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:59 AM   #20
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I thought The Shining was very well done as a movie based on a book.
Interesting, Neil. Many years ago I saw SK at a promotional event for "Needful Things" and he had nothing good to say about that film, or Kubrik.

Speaking of Stephen King, "Stand By Me", the film adaptation of "The Body", was fantastic, and very true to the book.
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