I've noticed how rare it is for great books to become great movies. Whenever a movie comes out based on a book I've read, I prepare for the worst. I also found myself looking for all the differeneces.
I created my own site to put compare the two. ThatWasNOTInTheBook.com
I was wondering what content I should add that I haven't yet. The Help has been the biggest driver of traffic because it seems someone is always looking for the comparison.
Fight Club is also very popular. In my opinion, one of the few movies that actually improved on the novel.
I'd love to hear what adaptations you would like to see me put on the site.
Thanks for answering. I already have several of those on the site. I will look into putting Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Virgin Suicides up.
You may also want to consider including miniseries, although I think that a miniseries makes for a better book-to-film adaptation than a standard movie, mostly because you have more time and don't have to cram everything into a two hour time slot.
"Game of Thrones" based on G. R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series (very close to the books)
"Legend of the Seeker" based on Terri Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" series (not at all like the books)
Starship Troopers. I heard the book was SO much better than it's movie version.