We read...

To know we are not alone. ~C.S. Lewis~

Friday, March 13, 2009

I'd rather read the book

BTT’s question this week is inspired by Tami :
What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?

Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?

Some books just read like the movie, I can see the actors & scenes sometimes even the fade to black. And I don't like it, I don't know why. Perhaps it's because I'm not a fan of the whole making-a-book-into-a-movie-thing. I don't condemn all book/movie transitions - I could appreciate Peter Jackson's vision and the scope of the LOtR series even though I was loath to see the first one because of my devotion to Tolkien's art.

I just have this idea of what everything/one looks like and it is rarely the same as what I see on screen especially when the liberties are taken in the name of artistic licence - I'm a fundamentalist at heart.

I was put off Seven Ancient Wonders because of the screen-playishness (will give it another go however it's on the reading list for bookclub) and I just knew that Dan Brown would make it in Hollywood as I was reading The Da Vinci Code (didn't stop with this one though). I hope they never have a go at Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles no actor alive would measure up to my image of Francis Crawford of Lymond.


Smilingsal said...

Think about: Gone with the Wind, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Chicago. My title is here:

BookPlease said...

I agree with you. I no longer watch movies of books if I've read the book first - they never live up to my vision of the book and I hate it when they make changes. I saw the LOR films and although the scenery etc is spectacular the characters, apart from Gandalf, were just not right to my mind.