Alright, this thread is repeating itself. I'm going to say what I said on page 6 concerning the idea that directors who make movies based on books are not as good as those who don't: I hate, hate, hate it when someone uses that argument. [happy.gif] Just because you base your story on a similar story in a different(or the same) medium does not mean the story is any less powerful or impressive. The Wizard of Oz was based on a book. Star Wars was based on many stories. 2001 was based on a book. Lawrence of Arabia(which I haven't yet seen but understand to be very good) was based on real life. Does that lessen in any way the stories the directors chose to tell? No! Because all good stories are based in some way off something that has happened, or has been told before. There really is no such thing as an "original" story.