I read a great blog (My Friend Amy) yesterday about differences between The Hunger Games as a movie and The Hunger Games the book. The blog explores whether some of the story's significance and impact is (or will be later) lost in translation from paper to the big screen.
While I have read the books (and LOVED them!), I have not yet seen the movie. But I have found this to be true of many books where characters' change comes about mostly internally, not necessarily by way of action. During the flourish of movies based on Stephen King books, I almost always found the movie never did the story or characters justice. The movies were not bad, they just didn't give the full effect of his stories.
What do you think? Is something lost in translation from book to the big screen?