I disagree I think when a movie is mad eof a book, every effort should be taken to make it as simular as possible, Peter Jackson did a wonderfull example with LOTR the movie only cut out the things that were just simply irrelevant.
You need someone who can condense the essence of a book into 1.5 hours.
I disagree again I think a good movie last for hours, I like a good 4 hour movie, but thats just me!!
Many have made a trade of delusions and false miracles,
deceiving the stupid multitude. -Leonardo Da Vinci