Instances Where the Movie is Better than the Book
I think this thread already exists (if so--feel free to delete this one) but I just finished reading "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" and, while I do like the story, I can't help feeling that I liked the movie better.
Usually, I'm disappointed in movies if I've read the book first. Sometimes, as with Interview with a Vampire and American Psycho, I'll like a movie better after reading the book.
But this is what I can come up with--but I don't think either of them really count:
The Godfather--the book is awesome but I like how Coppala staged the climax.
A Clockwork Orange--again, the book is awesome but the movie was made before Kubrick knew about that final crappy chapter.
That's all I can think of right now. Curious to see if anyone else has found any.