F&LILV Question #1 - The Book vs. The Movie

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Unread postby shame_about_rasins » Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:34 pm

Sands wrote:Am I right in thinking the Criterion DVD is only available for playing on American (Region 1?) or multi-region players but not for those of us with European (Region 2) players? And the same for Breakfast with Hunter?

I am not sure about other regions, but it is definatly not on ALL regions, it is not on region 4, we only just recieved it at all on dvd. It is a comemorative edition. It does not have many feature though. I hope they release the Criterion version here.
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Sands wrote:Am I right in thinking the Criterion DVD is only available for playing on American (Region 1?) or multi-region players but not for those of us with European (Region 2) players? And the same for Breakfast with Hunter?

I am not sure about other regions, but it is definatly not on ALL regions, it is not on region 4, we only just recieved it at all on dvd. It is a comemorative edition. It does not have many feature though. I hope they release the Criterion version here.


There are more versions than Region 1 and Region 2? Region 4 is Australia/New Zealand? What is Region 3? :-?
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Unread postby Theresa » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:06 pm

Geek-stuff here....DVD Regional Coding Map

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Region 1 - The U.S., U.S. territories and Canada
Region 2 - Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
Region 3 - Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
Region 4 - Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
Region 5 - Russia (okay, former Russia), Eastern Europe, India, most of Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
Region 6 - China

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Unread postby shame_about_rasins » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:07 pm

theresa wrote:Geek-stuff here....DVD Regional Coding Map

Region 1 - The U.S., U.S. territories and Canada
Region 2 - Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
Region 3 - Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
Region 4 - Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
Region 5 - Russia (okay, former Russia), Eastern Europe, India, most of Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
Region 6 - China

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:09 pm

theresa wrote:Geek-stuff here....DVD Regional Coding Map

Region 1 - The U.S., U.S. territories and Canada
Region 2 - Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
Region 3 - Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
Region 4 - Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
Region 5 - Russia (okay, former Russia), Eastern Europe, India, most of Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
Region 6 - China


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Unread postby Sands » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:36 pm

Wow. This site truly is a mine of useful information on just about any subject! Thank you very much everyone :cool:
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Unread postby capnjacksgurl85 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:06 pm

theresa wrote:Geek-stuff here....DVD Regional Coding Map


Region 1 - The U.S., U.S. territories and Canada
Region 2 - Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
Region 3 - Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
Region 4 - Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
Region 5 - Russia (okay, former Russia), Eastern Europe, India, most of Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
Region 6 - China


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Unread postby Liz » Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:24 pm

capnjacksgurl85 wrote:
theresa wrote:Geek-stuff here....DVD Regional Coding Map

Region 1 - The U.S., U.S. territories and Canada
Region 2 - Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
Region 3 - Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
Region 4 - Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
Region 5 - Russia (okay, former Russia), Eastern Europe, India, most of Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
Region 6 - China


Wow! That's pretty cool - I love what I learn on this site! It's better than school :capnjack:


My son thinks it's too much like school. He can't understand why I would voluntarily do this and try to learn more. :-/
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:41 pm

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theresa wrote:Geek-stuff here....DVD Regional Coding Map


Region 1 - The U.S., U.S. territories and Canada
Region 2 - Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
Region 3 - Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
Region 4 - Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
Region 5 - Russia (okay, former Russia), Eastern Europe, India, most of Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
Region 6 - China


Wow! That's pretty cool - I love what I learn on this site! It's better than school :capnjack:


My son thinks it's too much like school. He can't understand why I would voluntarily do this and try to learn more. :-/


:lol: Don't you wish you could explain it? I get that reaction too, and not always just from the kids... :eyebrow:
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Unread postby DeppLovesBananahs » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:11 pm

thanks liz for posting first of all, nice picture. :cool:


I'd have to say, see the movie first. I saw the movie before I read the book and probably because I'm just insane like that, I thoroughly enjoyed the book just as well if I didn't see the movie. I thought the movie sort of set you up for the book, for me I could picture everything that was going on from the movie and put it into the book. But then for the parts that I wasn't sure of, that I forgot from the movie I formed my own picture for. Which isn't too hard with a writer like HST. I think the book is such a masterpiece, and I loved it, I honestly think TG did a great job of bringing it to screen and reading the book helped me appreciate the movie more and vice versa. I think JD once said that FAVILV was one of the best literature pieces of the 20th century and I agree with him wholeheartedly. I just loved it that much. :cool: :cool: That being said I MUST see the movie again. :blush:

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Unread postby fansmom » Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:00 pm

Stephen Hunter, one of the Washington Post's movie critics, gives his opinion of movies made from books--

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 00476.html

From about halfway through his article--

"...this is simply to answer small practical questions, to help all you puzzled movie consumers out there: Should you read the book before you see the movie? Does it matter if they change the book? If you know how it ends, what's the point in seeing it?

"As a professional film critic for over three decades, I have firm policies on these important issues. But I have also sat in on story conferences (for books I've written that have never made it to production), and I understand, insofar as it is understandable, what the process entails. Thus I firmly believe that the answers to the foregoing are: Maybe. No. If you think this way, you're an idiot.

"Do I have to read the book first? Hmmm. A tough one. My answer has mainly to do with the quality of the book in question. They seem to come in two flavors: literature and not. How can you tell them apart? Well, actually, nobody can, except for the New York Review of Books and maybe they're just guessing..."

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Unread postby Liz » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:02 pm

fansmom wrote:Stephen Hunter, one of the Washington Post's movie critics, gives his opinion of movies made from books--

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 00476.html

From about halfway through his article--

"...this is simply to answer small practical questions, to help all you puzzled movie consumers out there: Should you read the book before you see the movie? Does it matter if they change the book? If you know how it ends, what's the point in seeing it?

"As a professional film critic for over three decades, I have firm policies on these important issues. But I have also sat in on story conferences (for books I've written that have never made it to production), and I understand, insofar as it is understandable, what the process entails. Thus I firmly believe that the answers to the foregoing are: Maybe. No. If you think this way, you're an idiot.

"Do I have to read the book first? Hmmm. A tough one. My answer has mainly to do with the quality of the book in question. They seem to come in two flavors: literature and not. How can you tell them apart? Well, actually, nobody can, except for the New York Review of Books and maybe they're just guessing..."


:lol: He had a lot to say. :eyebrow:
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:24 pm

Liz wrote:
fansmom wrote:Stephen Hunter, one of the Washington Post's movie critics, gives his opinion of movies made from books--

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 00476.html

From about halfway through his article--

"...this is simply to answer small practical questions, to help all you puzzled movie consumers out there: Should you read the book before you see the movie? Does it matter if they change the book? If you know how it ends, what's the point in seeing it?

"As a professional film critic for over three decades, I have firm policies on these important issues. But I have also sat in on story conferences (for books I've written that have never made it to production), and I understand, insofar as it is understandable, what the process entails. Thus I firmly believe that the answers to the foregoing are: Maybe. No. If you think this way, you're an idiot.

"Do I have to read the book first? Hmmm. A tough one. My answer has mainly to do with the quality of the book in question. They seem to come in two flavors: literature and not. How can you tell them apart? Well, actually, nobody can, except for the New York Review of Books and maybe they're just guessing..."


:lol: He had a lot to say. :eyebrow:


I like this guy! Thanks, fansmom! :cool:
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Unread postby capnjacksgurl85 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:36 am

fansmom wrote:Stephen Hunter, one of the Washington Post's movie critics, gives his opinion of movies made from books--

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 00476.html

From about halfway through his article--

"...this is simply to answer small practical questions, to help all you puzzled movie consumers out there: Should you read the book before you see the movie? Does it matter if they change the book? If you know how it ends, what's the point in seeing it?

"As a professional film critic for over three decades, I have firm policies on these important issues. But I have also sat in on story conferences (for books I've written that have never made it to production), and I understand, insofar as it is understandable, what the process entails. Thus I firmly believe that the answers to the foregoing are: Maybe. No. If you think this way, you're an idiot.

"Do I have to read the book first? Hmmm. A tough one. My answer has mainly to do with the quality of the book in question. They seem to come in two flavors: literature and not. How can you tell them apart? Well, actually, nobody can, except for the New York Review of Books and maybe they're just guessing..."


A real and honest opinion! I love it! Thanks for posting, fansmom :cool:
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Unread postby Liz » Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:29 pm

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:
Liz wrote:
capnjacksgurl85 wrote:
theresa wrote:Geek-stuff here....DVD Regional Coding Map


Region 1 - The U.S., U.S. territories and Canada
Region 2 - Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
Region 3 - Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
Region 4 - Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
Region 5 - Russia (okay, former Russia), Eastern Europe, India, most of Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
Region 6 - China


Wow! That's pretty cool - I love what I learn on this site! It's better than school :capnjack:


My son thinks it's too much like school. He can't understand why I would voluntarily do this and try to learn more. :-/


:lol: Don't you wish you could explain it? I get that reaction too, and not always just from the kids... :eyebrow:


This is true. Even my hometown book club thinks I've got too much time on my hands. :eyebrow:

If you all wonder why these posts look weird, it's because I took out the imbedded pic of the regions that was posted over and over again. I forgot that we are trying to avoid reposting imbedded pics in order to save on bandwidth. :dunce:
You can't judge a book by its cover.

The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story.


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