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I am Number Four
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Quadibloc
2018-03-27 22:45:24 UTC
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Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.

Young man is an alien hiding on Earth from another race of aliens bent on conquest
who destroyed his home planet, and who are coming for Earth.

I found it quite readable and entertaining, but not profound literature - and
although I can't immediately recall other, similar works, I think this idea has
been used before, including by serious SF writers.

John Savard
Lynn McGuire
2018-03-27 23:15:29 UTC
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On 3/27/2018 5:45 PM, Quadibloc wrote:
> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
>
> Young man is an alien hiding on Earth from another race of aliens bent on conquest
> who destroyed his home planet, and who are coming for Earth.
>
> I found it quite readable and entertaining, but not profound literature - and
> although I can't immediately recall other, similar works, I think this idea has
> been used before, including by serious SF writers.
>
> John Savard

I have seen the movie also. It was ok. I have the book in my SBR
(strategic book reserve).

Lynn
David Johnston
2018-03-27 23:26:59 UTC
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On 2018-03-27 4:45 PM, Quadibloc wrote:
> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.

Nah. The movie was part of the trend of finding YA novels to adapt for
the people who are most likely to go to multiple movies in a year.
Default User
2018-03-28 00:48:24 UTC
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Quadibloc wrote:

> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.

No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four

It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.


Brian
Dorothy J Heydt
2018-03-28 02:18:26 UTC
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In article <p9eooo$8d7$***@dont-email.me>,
Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
>Quadibloc wrote:
>
>> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
>
>No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
>
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
>
>It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.

Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person who
saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said, "Oh, is
that the novelization?"

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Moriarty
2018-03-28 02:33:34 UTC
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On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:30:04 PM UTC+11, Dorothy J Heydt wrote:
> In article <p9eooo$8d7$***@dont-email.me>,
> Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >Quadibloc wrote:
> >
> >> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
> >
> >No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
> >
> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
> >
> >It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
>
> Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person who
> saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said, "Oh, is
> that the novelization?"

The sad thing is that _Little Women_ has actually had a novelisation.

https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Women-Novelisation-Robin-Waterfield/dp/0140375791

-Moriarty
Dorothy J Heydt
2018-03-28 03:51:32 UTC
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Moriarty <***@ivillage.com> wrote:
>On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:30:04 PM UTC+11, Dorothy J Heydt wrote:
>> In article <p9eooo$8d7$***@dont-email.me>,
>> Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> >Quadibloc wrote:
>> >
>> >> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
>> >
>> >No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
>> >
>> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
>> >
>> >It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
>>
>> Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person who
>> saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said, "Oh, is
>> that the novelization?"
>
>The sad thing is that _Little Women_ has actually had a novelisation.
>
>https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Women-Novelisation-Robin-Waterfield/dp/0140375791

Thanks for letting me know, so I never read it by accident.

(Actually, the film wasn't bad, except for Professor Bhaer being
*clean-shaven.*)

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Ninapenda Jibini
2018-03-28 05:03:39 UTC
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Moriarty <***@ivillage.com> wrote in
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> On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:30:04 PM UTC+11, Dorothy J
> Heydt wrote:
>> In article <p9eooo$8d7$***@dont-email.me>,
>> Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> >Quadibloc wrote:
>> >
>> >> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
>> >
>> >No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
>> >
>> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
>> >
>> >It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
>>
>> Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person who
>> saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said, "Oh, is
>> that the novelization?"
>
> The sad thing is that _Little Women_ has actually had a
> novelisation.
>
It's hardly the only one. "Novelization of movies based on a
book" is a common enough search on Google to auto-fill halfway
through. 2001 had one, Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings had one, at
least two James Bone movies ( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended with
the titles), Wizard of Oz had one (and Baum wrote several,
apparently, in the early 20th century), Total Recall had one, at
least one Frankenstein had one, Alan Dean Foster wrote a
novelization of the movie The Thing, The Island of Doctor Moreau,
at least one Planet of the Apes movie, I, Robot, Crichton's The
Lost World was a sequel to the Jurassic Park movie, not the book,
the Coppola Coppola, Jumanji, the list goes on and on and on.

It's not a new phenomenon.

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h***@gmail.com
2018-03-28 09:03:30 UTC
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On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:03:42 PM UTC+11, Ninapenda Jibini wrote:
> Moriarty <***@ivillage.com> wrote in
> news:44d73051-3601-4616-8e75-***@googlegroups.com:
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> > On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:30:04 PM UTC+11, Dorothy J
> > Heydt wrote:
> >> In article <p9eooo$8d7$***@dont-email.me>,
> >> Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> >Quadibloc wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
> >> >
> >> >No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
> >> >
> >> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
> >> >
> >> >It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
> >>
> >> Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person who
> >> saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said, "Oh, is
> >> that the novelization?"
> >
> > The sad thing is that _Little Women_ has actually had a
> > novelisation.
> >
> It's hardly the only one. "Novelization of movies based on a
> book" is a common enough search on Google to auto-fill halfway
> through. 2001 had one, Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings had one, at
> least two James Bone movies ( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
> had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended with
> the titles), Wizard of Oz had one (and Baum wrote several,
> apparently, in the early 20th century), Total Recall had one, at
> least one Frankenstein had one, Alan Dean Foster wrote a
> novelization of the movie The Thing, The Island of Doctor Moreau,
> at least one Planet of the Apes movie, I, Robot, Crichton's The
> Lost World was a sequel to the Jurassic Park movie, not the book,
> the Coppola Coppola, Jumanji, the list goes on and on and on.
>
> It's not a new phenomenon.

Fred Saberhagan did the novelization of Bram Stoker's Dracula, he apparently lobbied quite hard to the novelization of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein so that the cover blurb could include

Mary Shelly's Frankenstein
By Fred Saberhagan author of Bram Stoker's Dracula
Greg Goss
2018-03-28 12:38:11 UTC
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Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:

>( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
>had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended with
>the titles

In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the rocket
engine exhaust channel was in both.
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Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2018-03-28 14:51:26 UTC
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Greg Goss <***@gossg.org> wrote:
>Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
>>had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended with
>>the titles
>
>In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the rocket
>engine exhaust channel was in both.

And the fact that Drax cheated at cards.
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Juho Julkunen
2018-03-28 19:55:18 UTC
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In article <***@mid.individual.net>, ***@gossg.org says...
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> Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
> >had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended with
> >the titles
>
> In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the rocket
> engine exhaust channel was in both.

Both the novel and the movie _The Spy Who Loved Me_ featured a
character called "James Bond".

Also a car in a body of water, I think.

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Scott Lurndal
2018-03-28 20:38:33 UTC
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Juho Julkunen <***@hotmail.com> writes:
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>>
>> Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
>> >had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended with
>> >the titles
>>
>> In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the rocket
>> engine exhaust channel was in both.
>
>Both the novel and the movie _The Spy Who Loved Me_ featured a
>character called "James Bond".
>

Snicker.

_On Her Majesty's Secret Service_, was quite faithful to the book.
Moreso than any other Bond, it would seem. That's my favorite
of the Fleming novels.
Moriarty
2018-03-28 21:10:35 UTC
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> >In article <***@mid.individual.net>, ***@gossg.org says...
> >>
> >> Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
> >> >had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended with
> >> >the titles
> >>
> >> In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the rocket
> >> engine exhaust channel was in both.
> >
> >Both the novel and the movie _The Spy Who Loved Me_ featured a
> >character called "James Bond".
> >
>
> Snicker.
>
> _On Her Majesty's Secret Service_, was quite faithful to the book.
> Moreso than any other Bond, it would seem. That's my favorite
> of the Fleming novels.

_Dr No_ was very much a filming of the book.

-Moriarty
Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
2018-03-28 21:20:38 UTC
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> On Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:38:36 AM UTC+11, Scott Lurndal
> wrote:
>> Juho Julkunen <***@hotmail.com> writes:
>> >In article <***@mid.individual.net>, ***@gossg.org
>> >says...
>> >>
>> >> Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> >( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
>> >> >had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books
>> >> >ended with the titles
>> >>
>> >> In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the
>> >> rocket engine exhaust channel was in both.
>> >
>> >Both the novel and the movie _The Spy Who Loved Me_ featured a
>> >character called "James Bond".
>> >
>>
>> Snicker.
>>
>> _On Her Majesty's Secret Service_, was quite faithful to the
>> book. Moreso than any other Bond, it would seem. That's my
>> favorite of the Fleming novels.
>
> _Dr No_ was very much a filming of the book.
>
The Daniel Craig Casino Royale bore a distinct resemblance to the
book. The other Craig movies, not so much. (Quantum of Solace was a
short story that, IIRC, did not actually have Bond in it as a
character (it was told *to* him)).

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Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
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> In article <***@mid.individual.net>, ***@gossg.org
> says...
>>
>> Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
>> >had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended
>> >with the titles
>>
>> In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the
>> rocket engine exhaust channel was in both.
>
> Both the novel and the movie _The Spy Who Loved Me_ featured a
> character called "James Bond".
>
> Also a car in a body of water, I think.
>
"Based on the title of a popular novel we haven't read."

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Moriarty
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> > In article <***@mid.individual.net>, ***@gossg.org
> > says...
> >>
> >> Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
> >> >had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended
> >> >with the titles
> >>
> >> In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the
> >> rocket engine exhaust channel was in both.
> >
> > Both the novel and the movie _The Spy Who Loved Me_ featured a
> > character called "James Bond".
> >
> > Also a car in a body of water, I think.
> >
> "Based on the title of a popular novel we haven't read."

To be fair to the makers, by the time they got around to filming "The Spy Who Loved Me", the franchise had gone in such a direction that it was impossible to film it as a James Bond movie. Even reading it, it doesn't seem like a James Bond book.

If someone were to film it faithfully, it would be a self-exploration chick flick with ten minutes of action at the end.

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> On Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:14:41 AM UTC+11, Jibini Kula
> Tumbili Kujisalimisha wrote:
>> Juho Julkunen <***@hotmail.com> wrote in
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>> > In article <***@mid.individual.net>,
>> > ***@gossg.org says...
>> >>
>> >> Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> >( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
>> >> >had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books
>> >> >ended with the titles
>> >>
>> >> In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the
>> >> rocket engine exhaust channel was in both.
>> >
>> > Both the novel and the movie _The Spy Who Loved Me_ featured
>> > a character called "James Bond".
>> >
>> > Also a car in a body of water, I think.
>> >
>> "Based on the title of a popular novel we haven't read."
>
> To be fair to the makers, by the time they got around to filming
> "The Spy Who Loved Me", the franchise had gone in such a
> direction that it was impossible to film it as a James Bond
> movie. Even reading it, it doesn't seem like a James Bond book.
>
> If someone were to film it faithfully, it would be a
> self-exploration chick flick with ten minutes of action at the
> end.
>
As opposed to Moonraker, which the film version came across like a
Saturday morning cartoon from the 60s.

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Kevrob
2018-03-28 21:51:16 UTC
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On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:45:31 PM UTC-4, Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha wrote:
> As opposed to Moonraker, which the film version came across like a
> Saturday morning cartoon from the 60s.
>
> --

It should be remade: in Supermarionation!

That reminds me: I DVRed TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE, and ought to
watch it. I need some laughs.

Kevin R
Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2018-03-28 22:56:07 UTC
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>On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:45:31 PM UTC-4, Jibini Kula Tumbili
>Kujisalimisha wrote:
>> As opposed to Moonraker, which the film version came across like a
>> Saturday morning cartoon from the 60s.
>>
>> --
>
>It should be remade: in Supermarionation!
>
>That reminds me: I DVRed TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE, and ought to
>watch it. I need some laughs.
>
>Kevin R

It's a great movie. The initial scene is sheer brilliance since you've
heard it's a puppet movie and are a little worried about that.

I think it would have been a big hit except that team always has to
push things just a little too far, and I think probably one element
put people off.
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> In article <8b6d0198-b19a-4b70-8da5-***@googlegroups.com>,
> Kevrob <***@my-deja.com> wrote:
> >On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:45:31 PM UTC-4, Jibini Kula Tumbili
> >Kujisalimisha wrote:
> >> As opposed to Moonraker, which the film version came across like a
> >> Saturday morning cartoon from the 60s.
> >>
> >> --
> >
> >It should be remade: in Supermarionation!
> >
> >That reminds me: I DVRed TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE, and ought to
> >watch it. I need some laughs.
> >
> >Kevin R
>
> It's a great movie. The initial scene is sheer brilliance since you've
> heard it's a puppet movie and are a little worried about that.
>
> I think it would have been a big hit except that team always has to
> push things just a little too far, and I think probably one element
> put people off.
> --

I love South Park. I was raised on Gerry Anderson shows.
What's not to love?

Kevin R
Ted Nolan <tednolan>
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>On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6:56:09 PM UTC-4, Ted Nolan <tednolan> wrote:
>> In article <8b6d0198-b19a-4b70-8da5-***@googlegroups.com>,
>> Kevrob <***@my-deja.com> wrote:
>> >On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:45:31 PM UTC-4, Jibini Kula Tumbili
>> >Kujisalimisha wrote:
>> >> As opposed to Moonraker, which the film version came across like a
>> >> Saturday morning cartoon from the 60s.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >
>> >It should be remade: in Supermarionation!
>> >
>> >That reminds me: I DVRed TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE, and ought to
>> >watch it. I need some laughs.
>> >
>> >Kevin R
>>
>> It's a great movie. The initial scene is sheer brilliance since you've
>> heard it's a puppet movie and are a little worried about that.
>>
>> I think it would have been a big hit except that team always has to
>> push things just a little too far, and I think probably one element
>> put people off.
>> --
>
>I love South Park. I was raised on Gerry Anderson shows.
>What's not to love?
>
>Kevin R

For me, nothing, but I can imagine people squirming in their seats.
And I wouldn't have wanted to see it with, say, my sister.
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Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
2018-03-28 23:51:48 UTC
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> In article
> <8b6d0198-b19a-4b70-8da5-***@googlegroups.com>, Kevrob
> <***@my-deja.com> wrote:
>>On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:45:31 PM UTC-4, Jibini Kula
>>Tumbili Kujisalimisha wrote:
>>> As opposed to Moonraker, which the film version came across
>>> like a Saturday morning cartoon from the 60s.
>>>
>>> --
>>
>>It should be remade: in Supermarionation!
>>
>>That reminds me: I DVRed TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE, and ought
>>to watch it. I need some laughs.
>>
>>Kevin R
>
> It's a great movie. The initial scene is sheer brilliance since
> you've heard it's a puppet movie and are a little worried about
> that.
>
> I think it would have been a big hit except that team always has
> to push things just a little too far, and I think probably one
> element put people off.

You ought to see the extended version of that scene on the DVS. Or
maybe you ought to actively avoid seeing it.

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Jerry Brown
2018-03-29 19:35:55 UTC
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On 28 Mar 2018 22:56:07 GMT, ***@loft.tnolan.com (Ted Nolan
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>In article <8b6d0198-b19a-4b70-8da5-***@googlegroups.com>,
>Kevrob <***@my-deja.com> wrote:
>>On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:45:31 PM UTC-4, Jibini Kula Tumbili
>>Kujisalimisha wrote:
>>> As opposed to Moonraker, which the film version came across like a
>>> Saturday morning cartoon from the 60s.
>>>
>>> --
>>
>>It should be remade: in Supermarionation!
>>
>>That reminds me: I DVRed TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE, and ought to
>>watch it. I need some laughs.
>>
>>Kevin R
>
>It's a great movie. The initial scene is sheer brilliance since you've
>heard it's a puppet movie and are a little worried about that.
>
>I think it would have been a big hit except that team always has to
>push things just a little too far, and I think probably one element
>put people off.

Agreed, but the scene where our heroes are menaced by Kim Jong Il's
panthers more than makes up for the lapses of taste elsewhere:
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6VnPAkDyiM>.

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2018-03-28 22:25:27 UTC
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> On Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:14:41 AM UTC+11, Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha wrote:
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> > > In article <***@mid.individual.net>, ***@gossg.org
> > > says...
> > >>
> > >> Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> >( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
> > >> >had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended
> > >> >with the titles
> > >>
> > >> In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the
> > >> rocket engine exhaust channel was in both.
> > >
> > > Both the novel and the movie _The Spy Who Loved Me_ featured a
> > > character called "James Bond".
> > >
> > > Also a car in a body of water, I think.
> > >
> > "Based on the title of a popular novel we haven't read."
>
> To be fair to the makers, by the time they got around to filming "The Spy Who Loved Me", the franchise had gone in such a direction that it was impossible to film it as a James Bond movie. Even reading it, it doesn't seem like a James Bond book.
>
> If someone were to film it faithfully, it would be a self-exploration chick flick with ten minutes of action at the end.

'Twould indeed. It's not really a James Bond novel, which I think makes
it an interesting entry into the series.

I'll admit I'd also like to see a Bond movie completely different from
the others. "The Hildebrand Rarity" isn't filmed yet (and probably
never will be).

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And the estate refused to authorize the use of the plot, which helped slightly.
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And once again, Quaddie cuts out all context so that nobody will know
what the fuck he's talking about.

Of cousre, he makes more sense that way.

Quadibloc <***@ecn.ab.ca> wrote in
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> And the estate refused to authorize the use of the plot, which
> helped slightly.



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Moriarty <***@ivillage.com> wrote:
> On Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:14:41 AM UTC+11, Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimish a wrote:
>> Juho Julkunen <***@hotmail.com> wrote in
>> news:***@news.kolumbus.fi:
>>
>> > In article <***@mid.individual.net>, ***@gossg.org
>> > says...
>> >>
>> >> Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> >( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
>> >> >had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended
>> >> >with the titles
>> >>
>> >> In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the
>> >> rocket engine exhaust channel was in both.
>> >
>> > Both the novel and the movie _The Spy Who Loved Me_ featured a
>> > character called "James Bond".
>> >
>> > Also a car in a body of water, I think.
>> >
>> "Based on the title of a popular novel we haven't read."
>
>
> To be fair to the makers, by the time they got around to filming "The
> Spy Who Loved Me", the franchise had gone in such a direction that it
> was impossible to film it as a James Bond movie. Even reading it, it
> doesn't seem like a James Bond book.
>
> If someone were to film it faithfully, it would be a self-exploration
> chick flick with ten minutes of action at the end.
>

The treatment comes first for the best Bond movies. The McClory draft
was written before the Flemming novel.
Allow me to share my fantasy cast mashup from both McClory movies.
You need either an active imagination or a time machine to make my
fantasy come to life. And only the second movie's script contains all of
the characters. Without further ado, here's a cast that's more perfect
than a "shaken not stirred" martini.

Bond Sean Connery (from the 1965)
Maximillian Largo Klaus Maria Brandauer
Fiona Volpe Luciana Paluzzi
Domino Claudine Auger
Nigel Small-Fawcett Rowan Atkinson
Felix Leiter Bernie Casey
M Edward Fox
Q Desmond Llewelyn
Jack Petachi Gavan O'Herlihy
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
Ernst Stavro Blofeld Anthony Dawson / Eric Pohlmann

Thank you,

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On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 3:25:21 PM UTC-6, Moriarty wrote:
> On Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:14:41 AM UTC+11, Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha wrote:
> > Juho Julkunen <***@hotmail.com> wrote in
> > news:***@news.kolumbus.fi:

> > > Both the novel and the movie _The Spy Who Loved Me_ featured a
> > > character called "James Bond".

> > > Also a car in a body of water, I think.

> > "Based on the title of a popular novel we haven't read."

> To be fair to the makers, by the time they got around to filming "The Spy Who Loved Me", the franchise had gone in such a direction that it was impossible to film it as a James Bond movie. Even reading it, it doesn't seem like a James Bond book.

> If someone were to film it faithfully, it would be a self-exploration chick flick with ten minutes of action at the end.

As "The Spy Who Loved Me" was about to be filmed, there were stories in the
news about how the Fleming estate also felt that the franchise was in a
direction incompatible with filming that novel properly - and, so, to prevent
a travesty from being filmed, they refused to authorize the use of anything
of the novel but its title.

So in this one particular case, those responsible for the movie had an
excuse.

John Savard
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On Wednesday, 28 March 2018 13:39:00 UTC+1, Greg Goss wrote:
> Ninapenda Jibini <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
> >had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended with
> >the titles
>
> In Moonraker, I seem to recall that an escape through the rocket
> engine exhaust channel was in both.
> --
> We are geeks. Resistance is voltage over current.

BBC radio has just put on a new 90 minute play based on the novel,
but I think I had to miss the bit here the thrilling escape would
occur. After all, you could take it as read. I's on for 28 days at:
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09x8sp7>

Wikipedia says that Ian Fleming wrote a screenplay first about
rockets, and added the stuff about playing at cards - bridge -
to make it novel-length. If it wasn't in rasfw that the recurrence
of card games in Bond's adventures was commented on, it may have
been in this production or actually in the novel?
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Among the things Ninapenda Jibini

>"Novelization of movies based on a 
>book" is a common enough search on Google to auto-fill halfway 
>through. 2001 had one, Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings had one, at 
>least two James Bone movies ( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker) 
>had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended with 
>the titles), Wizard of Oz had one (and Baum wrote several, 
>apparently, in the early 20th century), Total Recall had one,

Odd. _Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?_ was reissued under the new title; I suppose one must check carefully what one is buying.


>least one Frankenstein had one, Alan Dean Foster wrote a 
>novelization of the movie The Thing,

Foster adapted "The Slaver Weapon" to print from the animated Star Trek; it was Niven's "The Soft Weapon" adapted to the show. I suppose one could say the same for Blish and "Arena".


I don't know that anyone has done an anthology of stories adapted for the anthology shows ("The Electric Grandmother", "To Serve Man", and the like). The various "Stories from The Twilight Zone" books are Rod Serling created stories, except the one that's J. Michael Straczynski created stories. Wait, the Twilight Zone movie was novelized by Robert Bloch with Bixby's "It's a _Good_ Life".

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When I, Jack Bohn, wrote:

>I don't know that anyone has done an anthology of stories adapted for the anthology >shows ("The Electric Grandmother", "To Serve Man", and the like).

I should have used the title "I Sing the Body Electric" for the short story and its anthology show appearance. "The Electric Grandmother" is its standalone adaptation.

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On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:39:04 -0700 (PDT), Jack Bohn
<***@gmail.com> wrote:

>Among the things Ninapenda Jibini
>> 
>>"Novelization of movies based on a 
>>book" is a common enough search on Google to auto-fill halfway 
>>through. 2001 had one, Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings had one, at 
>>least two James Bone movies ( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker) 
>>had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended with 
>>the titles), Wizard of Oz had one (and Baum wrote several, 
>>apparently, in the early 20th century), Total Recall had one,
>
>Odd. _Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?_ was reissued under the new title; I suppose one must check carefully what one is buying.

That was Judy-Lynn del Rey's doing -- she bragged about it. Del Rey
got the novelization rights, and instead of commissioning an actual
novelization, she reprinted the original novel to expose movie fans to
the real Philip Dick.

>>least one Frankenstein had one, Alan Dean Foster wrote a 
>>novelization of the movie The Thing,
>
>Foster adapted "The Slaver Weapon" to print from the animated Star Trek; it was Niven's "The Soft Weapon" adapted to the show. I suppose one could say the same for Blish and "Arena".

"Arena," of course, was by Fredric Brown.

>I don't know that anyone has done an anthology of stories adapted for the anthology shows ("The Electric Grandmother", "To Serve Man", and the like). The various "Stories from The Twilight Zone" books are Rod Serling created stories, except the one that's J. Michael Straczynski created stories. Wait, the Twilight Zone movie was novelized by Robert Bloch with Bixby's "It's a _Good_ Life".

Both those series of TZ adapted pre-existing stories -- the 1980s
version more than the original (with a particular fondness for Harlan
Ellison). The 1980s version also used a lot of writers (notably Alan
Brennert), and Straczynski wasn't even involved in the first season,
so I wouldn't call them "J. Michael Straczynski created."

I know most stuff wasn't created in-house for the revival because I
sold TZ a story treatment in 1986. Alas, it wasn't used -- I was told
it was #4 in the production queue when CBS dumped the show, and the
syndicated version reshuffled everything, so it was #11 when the final
cancellation came.



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Lawrence Watt-Evans wrote:

>On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:39:04 -0700 (PDT), Jack Bohn 
<***@gmail.com> wrote: . 


>>I don't know that anyone has done an anthology of stories adapted for the anthology shows ("The Electric Grandmother", "To Serve Man", and the like).  The various "Stories from The Twilight Zone" books are Rod Serling created stories, except the one that's J. Michael Straczynski created stories.  Wait, the Twilight Zone movie was novelized by Robert Bloch with Bixby's "It's a _Good_ Life". 

>Both those series of TZ adapted pre-existing stories -- the 1980s 
>version more than the original (with a particular fondness for Harlan 
>Ellison).  The 1980s version also used a lot of writers (notably Alan
>Brennert), and Straczynski wasn't even involved in the first season, 
>so I wouldn't call them "J. Michael Straczynski created."

Sorry I was unclear. I was thinking of books of stories from The Twilight Zone, possibly re-adapting prose stories back to prose. Several "Twilight Zone" collections have been published, the early ones by Rod Serling were adaptations of his own teleplays, and Straczynski also put out a collection of adaptations of teleplays he'd created for the later season[s?] of the new show. I don't see that anyone has taken the quick route to "Twilight Zone"-branded merchandise by anthologizing the existing stories, although I may have missed one among anthologies from The Twilight Zone Magazine.

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On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:03:42 AM UTC-4, Ninapenda Jibini wrote:
> Moriarty <***@ivillage.com> wrote in
> news:44d73051-3601-4616-8e75-***@googlegroups.com:
>
> > On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:30:04 PM UTC+11, Dorothy J
> > Heydt wrote:
> >> In article <p9eooo$8d7$***@dont-email.me>,
> >> Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> >Quadibloc wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
> >> >
> >> >No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
> >> >
> >> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
> >> >
> >> >It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
> >>
> >> Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person who
> >> saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said, "Oh, is
> >> that the novelization?"
> >
> > The sad thing is that _Little Women_ has actually had a
> > novelisation.
> >
> It's hardly the only one. "Novelization of movies based on a
> book" is a common enough search on Google to auto-fill halfway
> through. 2001 had one, Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings had one, at

Seriously: '2001'? The book was written in parallel with the movie, and the
plots and scenes deviate significantly in places. (Yes, I know about 'The
Sentinel', but the movie develops that so far that its effectively a new work).
Is there another book that faithfully follows the movie?

> least two James Bone movies ( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)

James Bone - would that be the porn version series? :-)

> had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended with
> the titles), Wizard of Oz had one (and Baum wrote several,
> apparently, in the early 20th century), Total Recall had one, at

Wizard of Oz - did Baum (or someone else) novelize one of the many movie
versions?

> least one Frankenstein had one, Alan Dean Foster wrote a
> novelization of the movie The Thing, The Island of Doctor Moreau,
> at least one Planet of the Apes movie, I, Robot, Crichton's The
> Lost World was a sequel to the Jurassic Park movie, not the book,
> the Coppola Coppola, Jumanji, the list goes on and on and on.

Coppola Coppola? Perhaps Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (ObSF: by Saberhagen)

> It's not a new phenomenon.

Not at all...

pt
Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
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Peter Trei <***@gmail.com> wrote in
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> On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:03:42 AM UTC-4, Ninapenda
> Jibini wrote:
>> Moriarty <***@ivillage.com> wrote in
>> news:44d73051-3601-4616-8e75-***@googlegroups.com:
>>
>> > On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:30:04 PM UTC+11, Dorothy J
>> > Heydt wrote:
>> >> In article <p9eooo$8d7$***@dont-email.me>,
>> >> Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> >> >Quadibloc wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion
>> >> >> picture.
>> >> >
>> >> >No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
>> >> >
>> >> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
>> >> >
>> >> >It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
>> >>
>> >> Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person
>> >> who saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said,
>> >> "Oh, is that the novelization?"
>> >
>> > The sad thing is that _Little Women_ has actually had a
>> > novelisation.
>> >
>> It's hardly the only one. "Novelization of movies based on a
>> book" is a common enough search on Google to auto-fill halfway
>> through. 2001 had one, Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings had
>> one, at
>
> Seriously: '2001'? The book was written in parallel with the
> movie, and the plots and scenes deviate significantly in places.
> (Yes, I know about 'The Sentinel', but the movie develops that
> so far that its effectively a new work). Is there another book
> that faithfully follows the movie?

Apparently. Google would never lie to me, and is, of course, never,
ever wrong. (It really wouldn't surprise me, though.)
>
>> least two James Bone movies ( The Spy Who Loved Me and
>> Moonraker)
>
> James Bone - would that be the porn version series? :-)

I'm not sure you could really tell the difference between a porn
parody of James Bond and the original without Cliff Notes.
>
>> had one (because the movies' similiarities to the books ended
>> with the titles), Wizard of Oz had one (and Baum wrote several,
>> apparently, in the early 20th century), Total Recall had one,
>> at
>
> Wizard of Oz - did Baum (or someone else) novelize one of the
> many movie versions?

Details are a bit sketchy (because it was over a hundred years
ago), but either he novelized one or more of the movie versions of
the books, or novelized one or more play (that he probably wrote
himself) set in Oz that were either based on books or sequels to
books.
>
>> least one Frankenstein had one, Alan Dean Foster wrote a
>> novelization of the movie The Thing, The Island of Doctor
>> Moreau, at least one Planet of the Apes movie, I, Robot,
>> Crichton's The Lost World was a sequel to the Jurassic Park
>> movie, not the book, the Coppola Coppola, Jumanji, the list
>> goes on and on and on.
>
> Coppola Coppola? Perhaps Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula"
> (ObSF: by Saberhagen)

Seems likely.
>
>> It's not a new phenomenon.
>
> Not at all...
>
Nothing new under the sun, including the sun.

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On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 11:27:49 AM UTC-6, Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha wrote:

> I'm not sure you could really tell the difference between a porn
> parody of James Bond and the original without Cliff Notes.

In the case of a movie, in the former you might actually see a nipple.

Unfortunately, a Google Search was unable to lead me to a reference to the
interview in which Roger Moore lamented the silliness of cutting a perfectly
good take simply because a woman's nipple was briefly visible. My first try led me to references to Scaramanga.

John Savard
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> Peter Trei <***@gmail.com> wrote in
> news:13e67cbd-106e-4f1e-959b-***@googlegroups.com:
>
> > On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:03:42 AM UTC-4, Ninapenda
> > Jibini wrote:
> >> Moriarty <***@ivillage.com> wrote in
> >> news:44d73051-3601-4616-8e75-***@googlegroups.com:
> >>
> >> > On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:30:04 PM UTC+11, Dorothy J
> >> > Heydt wrote:
> >> >> In article <p9eooo$8d7$***@dont-email.me>,
> >> >> Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> >> >Quadibloc wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion
> >> >> >> picture.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
> >> >> >
> >> >> >It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
> >> >>
> >> >> Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person
> >> >> who saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said,
> >> >> "Oh, is that the novelization?"
> >> >
> >> > The sad thing is that _Little Women_ has actually had a
> >> > novelisation.
> >> >
> >> It's hardly the only one. "Novelization of movies based on a
> >> book" is a common enough search on Google to auto-fill halfway
> >> through. 2001 had one, Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings had
> >> one, at
> >
> > Seriously: '2001'? The book was written in parallel with the
> > movie, and the plots and scenes deviate significantly in places.
> > (Yes, I know about 'The Sentinel', but the movie develops that
> > so far that its effectively a new work). Is there another book
> > that faithfully follows the movie?
>
> Apparently. Google would never lie to me, and is, of course, never,
> ever wrong. (It really wouldn't surprise me, though.)
> >
> >> least two James Bone movies ( The Spy Who Loved Me and
> >> Moonraker)
> >
> > James Bone - would that be the porn version series? :-)
>
> I'm not sure you could really tell the difference between a porn
> parody of James Bond and the original without Cliff Notes.

It's been done, apparently. Without too much trouble, I can find
"The Spy Who F***ed Me", and "The Man with the Golden C*m".

But with real titles like 'Octopussy', 'Goldfinger', and 'Thunderball',
you scarcely need to try.

pt
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>On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:03:42 AM UTC-4, Ninapenda Jibini wrote:
>> Moriarty <***@ivillage.com> wrote in
>> news:44d73051-3601-4616-8e75-***@googlegroups.com:
>>
>> > On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:30:04 PM UTC+11, Dorothy J
>> > Heydt wrote:
>> >> In article <p9eooo$8d7$***@dont-email.me>,
>> >> Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> >> >Quadibloc wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
>> >> >
>> >> >No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
>> >> >
>> >> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
>> >> >
>> >> >It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
>> >>
>> >> Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person who
>> >> saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said, "Oh, is
>> >> that the novelization?"
>> >
>> > The sad thing is that _Little Women_ has actually had a
>> > novelisation.
>> >
>> It's hardly the only one. "Novelization of movies based on a
>> book" is a common enough search on Google to auto-fill halfway
>> through. 2001 had one, Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings had one, at
>
>Seriously: '2001'? The book was written in parallel with the movie, and the
>plots and scenes deviate significantly in places. (Yes, I know about 'The
>Sentinel', but the movie develops that so far that its effectively a new work).
>Is there another book that faithfully follows the movie?
>
>> least two James Bone movies ( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
>
>James Bone - would that be the porn version series? :-)

So far as I know only one James Bone porno was made, not a series, but
yes, there was one.




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>On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 08:46:16 -0700 (PDT), Peter Trei
><***@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:03:42 AM UTC-4, Ninapenda Jibini wrote:
>>> Moriarty <***@ivillage.com> wrote in
>>> news:44d73051-3601-4616-8e75-***@googlegroups.com:
>>>
>>> > On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:30:04 PM UTC+11, Dorothy J
>>> > Heydt wrote:
>>> >> In article <p9eooo$8d7$***@dont-email.me>,
>>> >> Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> >> >Quadibloc wrote:
>>> >> >
>>> >> >> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
>>> >> >
>>> >> >No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
>>> >> >
>>> >> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
>>> >> >
>>> >> >It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
>>> >>
>>> >> Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person who
>>> >> saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said, "Oh, is
>>> >> that the novelization?"
>>> >
>>> > The sad thing is that _Little Women_ has actually had a
>>> > novelisation.
>>> >
>>> It's hardly the only one. "Novelization of movies based on a
>>> book" is a common enough search on Google to auto-fill halfway
>>> through. 2001 had one, Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings had one, at
>>
>>Seriously: '2001'? The book was written in parallel with the movie, and the
>>plots and scenes deviate significantly in places. (Yes, I know about 'The
>>Sentinel', but the movie develops that so far that its effectively a new work).
>>Is there another book that faithfully follows the movie?
>>
>>> least two James Bone movies ( The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
>>
>>James Bone - would that be the porn version series? :-)
>
>So far as I know only one James Bone porno was made, not a series, but
>yes, there was one.

Okay, apparently I missed at least one. I haven't kept up with the
porn field.




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> I haven't kept up with
^^^^^^^
> the porn field.
^^^^

I see what you did there, you bad man.

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> Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >Quadibloc wrote:
> >
> >> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
> >
> >No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
> >
> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
> >
> >It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
>
> Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person who
> saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said, "Oh, is
> that the novelization?"

Well, the copy of the book that I had read had a reference to the motion
picture, and it was a hardcover too. So I assumed it to be the first edition.

John Savard
Dorothy J Heydt
2018-03-28 14:19:19 UTC
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In article <98c6894e-258d-4a8a-86a4-***@googlegroups.com>,
Quadibloc <***@ecn.ab.ca> wrote:
>On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:30:04 PM UTC-6, Dorothy J Heydt wrote:
>> In article <p9eooo$8d7$***@dont-email.me>,
>> Default User <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> >Quadibloc wrote:
>> >
>> >> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
>> >
>> >No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
>> >
>> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
>> >
>> >It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
>>
>> Reminds me of the story (possibly apocryphal) of the person who
>> saw a copy of _Little Women_ in a bookstore and said, "Oh, is
>> that the novelization?"
>
>Well, the copy of the book that I had read had a reference to the motion
>picture, and it was a hardcover too. So I assumed it to be the first edition.

If the reference to the movie was on the cover, rather than in
the text, you may have read the actual book. Was it divided into
two sections, several years apart?

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Dimensional Traveler
2018-03-28 05:05:47 UTC
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On 3/27/2018 5:48 PM, Default User wrote:
> Quadibloc wrote:
>
>> Apparently a young adult novelization of a motion picture.
>
> No, the movie was based on a 2010 novel.
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Number_Four
>
> It's not that hard to look up stuff these days.
>
Unless you are Quadibloc, who hasn't trained his vat girls to do that.


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