Friday, December 9, 2011
Author: Mandie Baxter
TGIF is a fun post created by Ginger at GReads. It’s to recap what you’ve posted about through the week and then Ginger asks a fun question.
Friday, Dec. 9th - Book to Movie: Which book turn movie do you feel did the best adaptation? What about the worst?
Oh my! Where to start. These questions always stump me. There are so many good ones it's hard to pick just one (or remember the ones I've read/watched). After watching the movie The Client (like a hundred years ago) and unable to get into the book I've made it a point, that if I really want to read a book and see the movie, I read the book first. And I'm not a good book or movie critic. I either like something or don't for my own reasons.
Twilight Saga except for Twilight and partly New Moon - With Breaking Dawn opening last month, I'm going to say this is one of the better. Though no help from Twilight. I wasn't a fan of how it was filmed, but they did get the right information (wished they had done the blood typing scene) and the dialogue stayed true. But New Moon was better and Eclipse the best and then Breaking Dawn Pt 1 blew them all away. Though I'm not the biggest fan of how a few of the characters were cast (Bella, Jacob, Emmett). Now I can't wait for Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Pride and Prejudice - The 2005 (Keira and Matthew) adaptation. While it's not the closest to the book, it's my favorite one. I watched it this past weekend and swooned so many times I can't even count. When Mr. Darcy says "If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on." I seriously melt every time!
The Outsiders - I adore this book AND movie! I credit my dad for getting me to read/watch it.
The Mighty (or Freak the Mighty) - It's been awhile, but I remember liking both when I was younger.
Speak - This is the type of movie Kristen Stewart rocks! She really brought this character to life.
A Walk to Remember - It wasn't bad, but I wished they'd kept it set in the 50s in the movie.
Most John Grisham books. I love his books but I don't get the same sense of urgency in the movies that I do in the books.
Is it bad that I can't think of any not good books to movies? Just goes to show I either a) pick good books/movies (IMO) or b) have great friends who pick good books/movies or c) I've either read the book or watched the movie, not both.
Can't wait for it
The Hunger Games - I loved this series. After the teaser trailer I wasn't convinced that it would be a great movie but that all changed when they released the extended trailer. Now I can't wait for March 2012!
Divergent - Loved this book and if the movie is half as good as the book I'll be happy.
The Hobbit - I loved the original cartoonish movie and can't wait to see it larger than life.
The Host - I prefer this book over Twilight and since they did such an amazing job with that series I hope they do the same with this one.