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oh i LOVE the book. i've actually started reading it again, and am almost done. i LOVE it. i'm going to read the three musketeers after i get done with the count of monte cristo.

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My brother, who has read the book before, said that the movie was a complete distortion of the book. He's still trying to talk me into reading the book.

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i LOVE the book. i HATED what i saw of the movie. my dad finally turned it off and refused to allow anyone to turn it back on. i kept saying, "thats not what happened!........he didn't look like that!......he was older than that!!!!........he was younger than that!!!!!....................thats not what happened!!!!!!!!...........in the book_____.............." i guess thats what you get when you watch a movie of a book you've read.

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I agree. I think it is one of the best books ever and it is even better in its orginal French.

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I'm not sure which movie you're all talking about.

There was a TV miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain, and Tony Curtis as one of the bad guys.
It was on for two or more nights and had time to bring out a lot of the story. I liked it.

Have the book but haven't read it yet.

Richard Chamberlain was the king of miniseries. The Thorn Birds, The Man in the Iron Mask, Shogun, Santa Claus conquers the Martians. OK. Not that last one.

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Had read the book, but not seen the movie.. now it seems exciting that I watch the movie..

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I found three movie versions of The Count of Monte Cristo on amazon.com

2002 version starring James Cavierzel, and Guy Pearce. Who? When the stars’s names are unrecognizable, look out!

Run time: 1 hour, 49 minutes. That wouldn’t even give him enough time to break out of prison, would it?


1999 version starring Gerard Depardieu, Ornellia Muti
Depardieu is a respected actor, but I don’t think he’s right for this part.

Run time: 1 hour, 47 minutes. Still very rushed for a story like this.



1999 MINISERIES version starring Gerard Depardieu, Ornellia Muti

Oops! The unedited version. Apparently, amazon’s “customer reviews” rates this version very highly.

Run time: 400 minutes.



1975 version starring Richard Chamberlain, Tony Curtis, Donald Pleasance.
Richard Chamberlain was great as the Count. He had a way of making the audience identify with him.

Run time: 1 hour, 43 minutes. Apparently this is an edited version of the miniseries, which is a shame. The miniseries was great.

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i think that we were all talking about the newest one out. i don't care how long the movie is they're not going to get everything in. i hate movies made from a book, they never do it right!

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i love the book! it is definitely one of my favorite books ever! i read the unabridged all 1000+ pages! but then i sadly saw the movie! o wow that was the worst thing i have ever seen! i hated it sooo much! nothing was the same except maybe the beginning.


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I love The Count of Monte Cristo. I aim to return to the Three Muskteers at some point, but I picked up and read The Black Tulip also by Dumas rather recently, which was a nice read. Same kind of basic plot if you like The Count, but not as engaging or as developed- yes it may be a long read but it really is worth getting through it.

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laxchik106 wrote:
Okay i just finished this book and loved it. i thought it was a brilliant display of human nature and the tragedy of revenge. what did you think?


What tradegy? This tradegy of which you speak.
Was all his own doing.
But i guess after years of rotting like a corpse in prison,
He must have been quite a sight,
What took him years to accomplish,
could have been done in one night.

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Surely the point was not that he beat them but that he destroyed everything about them all the goodies try to commit suicide whilst all the bad do. Surley that complete a distruction could not have been accomplished in any other way,

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Surely the point was not that he beat them but that he destroyed everything about them all the goodies try to commit suicide whilst all the bad do. Surley that complete a distruction could not have been accomplished in any other way,

i think shooting them in the face would have been easier and a more entertaining read.

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The only problem I had with the Count of Monte Cristo, was that i read the unabridged version. which was extremely difficult seeing as Alexander Dumas wrote it as a weekly newspaper story, so each chapter had a new subplot. :?


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Sorry for bringing this subject back to those that were finished with it...but I have a HUGE QUESTION...

*Which other books compare to the "Count of Monte Cristo?"* (With the adventure, revenge, romance, humor, ect.)

I loved this book to death! Thank you:) :D


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