This thread and poll spawned from a discussion I had with SuiGeneris on YIM. We were talking about the Harry Potter movies, and how the books have always been better than the movies (In my opinion). I figured that it's mostly because Fantasy is one of the hardest genres to turn from a book into a movie. The success of a fantasy series is the ability of the reader to imagine the scenery, characters and action based on the descriptions the author gives. It's highly doubtful that two readers would imagine the settings and imagery the same. That's where book to film movies of the fantasy genre tend to fail. Many readers go to the movie, each expecting it to look somewhat how they imagined, and naturally the producers, actors and directors imagined it differently. So even if they capture the story well, they lose that awe effect that the visuals can sometimes give simply because the viewers get an initial disappointment of it not looking how they expected. I think the easiest genre to do is suspense and thriller. Using music and good camera angles, it's easy to recreate the suspenseful feeling. In fact, it tends to be even more suspenceful in movie form usually.