'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'

<b>The book</b>: This early-70s self-help parable topped the New York Times bestseller list for 38 weeks. <br><BR>
<b>Why it's unfilmable</b>: It's a book about a seagull who really wants to fly ... and spout self-help cliches.<BR>  <br>
<b>The movie</b>: "This has got to be the biggest pseudo-cultural, would-be metaphysical ripoff of the year." -- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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The book: This early-70s self-help parable topped the New York Times bestseller list for 38 weeks.

Why it's unfilmable: It's a book about a seagull who really wants to fly ... and spout self-help cliches.

The movie: "This has got to be the biggest pseudo-cultural, would-be metaphysical ripoff of the year." -- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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