Even though it’s usually a mistake (grin) … do movies made out of books make you want to read the original?The simple answer for this question is yes. Of course, I'm not going to leave it at just a one word response. I recently watched the movie Ghost Writer with Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. I didn't know that it was based on a book when I rented the movie for my husband and I to watch. At the end of the movie (which I thought was excellent, by the way) I found myself yearning for more details and wishing it was based on a book. I did a little research and was quite pleasantly surprised to learn that the book is called The Ghost by Robert Harris.
Another book/movie combo that I've just recently learned about is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I saw the preview for the movie when I went to see The Girl Who Played With Fire with one of my closest friends. I definitely want to read this book now. I probably will see the movie as well, once it comes to Netflix.
I will add that I almost always like the book better than the movie. Of course, being an avid reader, that's no big surprise.