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Author:  Iowanic [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:23 am ]
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Does anyone else have a book they just loved; yet it hasn't been made into a movie?

When I was a kid, a book titled 'The forgotten door" just entertained me so much. Yet, in all these years, I've never heard of a movie based on it.

Anyone else?

Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:00 am ]
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Iowanic wrote:
Does anyone else have a book they just loved; yet it hasn't been made into a movie?

When I was a kid, a book titled 'The forgotten door" just entertained me so much. Yet, in all these years, I've never heard of a movie based on it.

Anyone else?


I remember that book, vaguely, from the Scholastic Books at school... I had it at one point in time.

Jack of Shadows by Roger Zelazny is one of my old favorites.

Author:  Grace [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:29 am ]
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The Glass Castle. But something tells me a movie might be coming out. :-k Typically movies are never as good as the book, except for The Devil Wears Prada, which was as good or better than the book.

Author:  jhawk [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:53 am ]
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How about the Greater London phone book ?
No plot but a cast of thousands !!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  Iowanic [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:33 am ]
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I agree, Xx, on Point of Impact. The movie went so far astray it just didn't work.

I just got the impression the director was afraid to show someone with firearms skill as a hero. Just isn't 'hollywood' nowadays.

Author:  jhawk [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:53 am ]
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Iowanic wrote:
Does anyone else have a book they just loved; yet it hasn't been made into a movie?

When I was a kid, a book titled 'The forgotten door" just entertained me so much. Yet, in all these years, I've never heard of a movie based on it.

Anyone else?


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Was this the book you meant ?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/10 ... r&x=6&y=16

Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:22 pm ]
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XXMag wrote:
I’m a Stephen Hunter fan, I like the whole series but his book “Point of Impact” was one of my absolute favorites. For years I thought that it would make a great movie… Then last year they made it into the movie “Shooter”. I was HIGHLY disappointed. I guess if you’ve never read the book and didn’t know what you’re missing it might have been an alright movie, but I hated it. It’s not even a patch on the book. It didn’t get the “Bourne Identity” treatment, where 10 minutes in the movie stops bearing any resemblance whatsoever to the book, but it was on it’s way.


I read a non-fiction book this summer called “Given up for Dead: America's Heroic Stand at Wake Island”. That was a good and informative book. After I read it I watched the movie “Wake Island” that was made in 1942. Of course, when it was made the Japanese held the island and all of the survivors were POWs. The film is full of historical inaccuracies and is (as one would expect) a propaganda piece. It’s an inspiring story and a battle that’s being forgotten, I’d like to see a movie about it.

The book I read is the first reference in the wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_island

They made James Bradley’s first book “Flags of our Fathers” into a film. His second book “Fly Boys” will curl your hair. It’d be a good movie, but would never get made. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyboys:_A ... of_Courage


Another good book on the subject is "Wake Island: Alamo of the Pacific". There has always been a recognition of any Wake Island Marine, but the unsung heroes were the civilian workers who fought and died along with those valient Marines.

Author:  Iowanic [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:07 pm ]
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It's the book by Alexander Key, J.

Read the comments on it. Most of them sound very much the way I feel about it.

Author:  Grace [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:56 pm ]
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Iowanic it sounds really good and got mostly rave reviews (read some of them). I wonder if I could find it in my used bookstore. I'm going to make a note of this one. You think I'm too old to enjoy it?

Author:  jhawk [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:03 pm ]
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Iowanic wrote:
Does anyone else have a book they just loved; yet it hasn't been made into a movie?

When I was a kid, a book titled 'The forgotten door" just entertained me so much. Yet, in all these years, I've never heard of a movie based on it.

Anyone else?


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Here's the film 'Nic...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215414/

Author:  Iowanic [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:13 pm ]
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I stand corrected.

Still.....I'd love to see it done again.

Author:  jhawk [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:19 pm ]
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Iowanic wrote:
I stand corrected.

Still.....I'd love to see it done again.


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I didn't find it to correct you 'Nic, I thought you may want to try and get a copy.

Author:  Origam [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:33 pm ]
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Any of Piers Anthony's Xanth novels would make a heck of a movie.. or his one about man's evolving (forget the title.. he did one about women too either of those works). Some of the Star Wars series after the rebels defeated the emperor would make good movies.. the newer ones where Jacen is turning into a Sith Lord would be awesome as a movie. Although.. I'm still rather peeved they killed off Chewie and Anakin Solo. [-(

Author:  Iowanic [ Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:21 pm ]
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I would still very much like to see a movie based on the forgotten door.

Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:24 pm ]
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Iowanic wrote:
I would still very much like to see a movie based on the forgotten door.


How about a TV series?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215414/

The Forgotten Door (TV Series 1966)

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