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The Beach - May 9th 2011, 12:04 AM

Dollars to doughnuts most of you have seen the movie. But I was wondering, who, if any have read the book by Alex Garland?
I read the book before the movie, and then had to watch the movie out of interest. And by god do I despise it. They cut my favourite character, and in my opinion, the best character from the film!
They even gave his lines to other characters.

I know movies are never as good as the books, but this one just made me so mad. There were far too many differences.

So any other lovers of the book, but haters of the film?


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Re: The Beach - May 9th 2011, 12:16 AM

What is it even about? Because I've not heard of the book or the movie.
Sorry for being a noob.


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Re: The Beach - May 9th 2011, 12:18 AM

Oh man! I could not agree more. I adore the book and the film just made so many totally needless changes. I understand that film makers need to make some changes to adapt it to the big screen but they just took the piss.

I guess Jed is the character they missed out whom you liked? I couldn't rationalise their decision to miss him out, he was such a major part of the plot.

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And Richard sleeping with Francoise and Sal? What the hell was up with that? There was no need to add that to the plot.

Also, the film makers seemed to totally ignore the fact that Zeph and Sammy were actually incredibly intelligent people who pretended to act like idiots to amuse themselves. That was pretty much the whole point of their characters and why you actually feel sorry that they died.

Plus they missed out all of Rich's hallucinations about Daffy, which is a major part of him going a bit mental.


And I wont even get started on the end of the film.

The film pretty much missed out on both the humour and on the whole point of the book. Such a waste, I hope it will be remade properly one day.
   
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Re: The Beach - May 9th 2011, 12:25 AM

Jed was the character, yes. I adored him, he made the story for me. I think they felt the need to add more drama to it, but it was amazing the way it was. I couldn't agree more Jack. Hopefully someone will come to their senses and realise it was a disaster.
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