Live Poll: Directed by the Author

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Which film directed or co-directed by the author of the original book or novel is your favorite?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026959313/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/l4GhHEPifC0/
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Posted 10 months ago

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ElM: Here are a couple more suggestions:

Dalton Trumbo directed the adaptation of his own novel "Johnny Got His Gun."
William Peter Blatty directed the adaptation of his own novel "The Ninth Configuration" and also directed "The Exorcist III," the latter based on his novel "Legion."
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Thanks, I stick to one film by author, let me know if I picked the right one(s)
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The best: Serenity
The worst: Maximum Overdrive.
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James The Movie Guy

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I agree Maximum Overdrive is garbage but in fairness it can be hilariously bad at times. It's probably his worst film next to Sleepwalkers (which I think is slightly more amusing in a schlocky way).
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Maximum Overdrive is a guilty pleasure of mine, I confess.
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James The Movie Guy

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FYC- Westworld (1973) directed by Michael Crichton and Hellraiser directed by Clive Barker
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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Crichton wrote an original screenplay, I checked that when I made the list, I really thought it came frol a book. I will check the other suggestion
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Ah I always thought it was the book first... well you learn something new every day. I think because I know him so much as an author that again I thought it was based on one of his books.
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Doesn't seem like Hellraiser was a novel, must have been an original screenplay, which isn't what the poll's about, there are so many directors/writers the list would've been endless.
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It's based on Clive Barker's The Hellbound Heart.
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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Perfect!
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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Any other suggestions?
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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bump
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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Oh yeah, definitely.
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'Great idea, ElM. My vote: Persepolis. 
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Congrats
Happy Fathers Day to you!
My pick
Serenity
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Thanks my friend... and Happy Father's Day to all the Ted Kramers in the world!
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Directed by the Author
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I'm not sure if it's too late but I noticed you misspelt 'Barker' as 'Baker'.