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  • swintek
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    Originally posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    I loved Red Dragon and SILENCE, but the ending of Hannibal well and truly sucked. I never read the prequel book.
    Can't argue with any of that. Same on all. I couldn't believe how.. off Hannibal was as I was devouring it. I don't know that I've ever been that disappointed in a book before.

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  • bsaenz24
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    I loved Red Dragon and SILENCE, but the ending of Hannibal well and truly sucked. I never read the prequel book.

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  • swintek
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I think the differences stand out so much for me is because I first read the book in about 2019 after having seen the movie countless times. I kept being surprised at so much of the story because 'That was not in the movie'. I remember thinking as I read it that I wished the relationship stories had been included. By the time I finished the book I determined that they could have never told the story in the time frame a movie allows. In the end I decided both are great stories but they are different.
    Cool perspective. I'm glad to hear this. As I said- this is one of those where I thought the movie got it so right that it (unfortunately, bittersweet-ly..?) made me less inclined to pick up the novel again. I devoured the book on publication, having loved Red Dragon so much, and, there really wasn't a ton of time in between the book's publication and the movie coming out- 3 years? I'm intrigued now to re-read and see what I've forgotten of it.

    One of the things that sticks in my mind as something the film pulled off better is the fake out of the FBI storming Jame Gumb's supposed residence as Starling is innocently on mop up work questioning old leads- when she runs into the killer. It was masterfully handled in the film and even if Harris did the same thing in the book- it had more impact (on me at least) on film.
    Last edited by swintek; 08-05-2021, 05:08 AM.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    I don't remember the specific differences between the book and movie as it's been thirty years or so since I read the novel, but I do remember being immersed and blown away by the book, and while I was impressed by the movie and thought it was well done, it lacked the richness and smothering dread of the book. I suppose that's true of most book vs. movie comparisons, though, so isn't a reflection of the movie as being lesser, per se...just different.

    Really looking forward to my AE of SoTL as well.
    I think the differences stand out so much for me is because I first read the book in about 2019 after having seen the movie countless times. I kept being surprised at so much of the story because 'That was not in the movie'. I remember thinking as I read it that I wished the relationship stories had been included. By the time I finished the book I determined that they could have never told the story in the time frame a movie allows. In the end I decided both are great stories but they are different.

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  • RonClinton
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    I don't remember the specific differences between the book and movie as it's been thirty years or so since I read the novel, but I do remember being immersed and blown away by the book, and while I was impressed by the movie and thought it was well done, it lacked the richness and smothering dread of the book. I suppose that's true of most book vs. movie comparisons, though, so isn't a reflection of the movie as being lesser, per se...just different.

    Really looking forward to my AE of SoTL as well.

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  • swintek
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    The character development and interpersonal relationships are very different in the book. While I feel the movie is true to the book I also feel it tells a quite different story.
    Interesting. Time for a re-read! Regardless of what I've forgotten, it's stuck in my mind in the All Time Favorite novels category (Red Dragon's there, too). I did receive the Suntup edition the other day, and it is very nice. I do wish that I had been able to land a numbered edition to match my Red Dragon, but- c'est la vie.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Agreed. The movie is a classic and I like it, but the novel is better IMO.
    That is a tough one for me. I think I like the story the book tells better but the movie is so well done I enjoy them equally.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by swintek View Post

    Huh, I don't remember many (or any?) significant differences. In fact, I remember sitting there in the theater as the end credits rolled, exhilarated, and thinking: "Damn, they got it all on screen- amazing!". The other few times I had similar experiences- they're rare- were with "Shawshank", and- once I finally saw the extended editions on home video- Peter Jackson's The Lord of The Rings. Of course, my memory is absolute shit, so- wouldn't surprise me if I had forgotten parts of the book by the time I saw the movie. What were those major differences?
    The character development and interpersonal relationships are very different in the book. While I feel the movie is true to the book I also feel it tells a quite different story.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Wow, Paul is on a roll today! The AE of Silence of the Lambs arrived today, and I got text messages saying Neuromancer Numbered Edition and Let the Right One In Numbered Edition are both finished.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    There are significant differences between the book and the movie. One of those rare cases where I think both are great but they are very different stories. Received my copy today and I did not remember that the dust jacket was double sided. Beautiful book!
    Agreed. The movie is a classic and I like it, but the novel is better IMO.

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  • swintek
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    There are significant differences between the book and the movie. One of those rare cases where I think both are great but they are very different stories. Received my copy today and I did not remember that the dust jacket was double sided. Beautiful book!
    Huh, I don't remember many (or any?) significant differences. In fact, I remember sitting there in the theater as the end credits rolled, exhilarated, and thinking: "Damn, they got it all on screen- amazing!". The other few times I had similar experiences- they're rare- were with "Shawshank", and- once I finally saw the extended editions on home video- Peter Jackson's The Lord of The Rings. Of course, my memory is absolute shit, so- wouldn't surprise me if I had forgotten parts of the book by the time I saw the movie. What were those major differences?
    Last edited by swintek; 08-03-2021, 09:36 PM.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Glad you all said this. My shipping email was in the spam folder for some reason. ETA on mine is 8/7/21.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Just received my AGE of "Silence of the Lambs". Another amazing production from Suntup! Love the slipcase and the dustjacket(s). Am so happy that I made this purchase. Have seen the movie a million times but never actually read the book. Am glad that I can finally remedy that and am interested to see if there are any differences between the two.
    There are significant differences between the book and the movie. One of those rare cases where I think both are great but they are very different stories. Received my copy today and I did not remember that the dust jacket was double sided. Beautiful book!

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  • sholloman81
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    Just received my AGE of "Silence of the Lambs". Another amazing production from Suntup! Love the slipcase and the dustjacket(s). Am so happy that I made this purchase. Have seen the movie a million times but never actually read the book. Am glad that I can finally remedy that and am interested to see if there are any differences between the two.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Great interview, Jeff — really well done, very entertaining and informative.
    Well thank you, Ron!

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