Friday, April 13, 2012
Follow me Friday (#8)
Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing fine on this sunny Friday. Well, it's sunny where I live. I'm so happy how well this month has been turning up for me. I've finally been able to get a lot of reading time in, which means more reviews on the blog! You can probably expect a review later today: wink, wink!
Anyways, another Friday brings another Follow me Friday. Again, this is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee, so if you'd like, follow along! The more the merrier!
Today's question is:
Q: What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?
A: (Skip over to the bold writing if you want to skip a lot of explanations)This is a tough one. I guess it really all depends on the book itself and the contents within that book. Some books are better fit for film adaptions, but other's just wouldn't make great movies.
If you checked out Alison Can Read's response, you'll know she commented that The Night Circus and The Fault in Our Stars wouldn't make good movies. I happen to agree with her on these ones (I`m not familiar with the other titles she listed). Lets take a look at The Night Circus. A beautiful story that absolutely blew my mind away, however, I don`t think the imagery and imaginary setting would look quite right on film. I think people would question a lot of it and would`t fully understand the emotions and feelings behind some of its concepts. And lets face it, people have their own ideals while reading books, like how people look, or how a setting looks. So then movies run into these issues that often lead to disappointment.
Now, if we look at The Fault in Our Stars, I`m sure if it were put to film, people would probably dismiss it as another "cancer story." But if you read the book, you know this is not the case. I think, and especially because I'm such a fan of the book, if people who have never read the book, started calling the story "another cancer story" it'd just overall tick me off.
In short, one book I would never want to see on film is actually from a series. The Mediator series by Meg Cabot. It is one of my absolute favorite all time book series, and if they started making films or shows on it, and it just turned out totally crap, I'd fear my most loved books wouldn't be my most loved anymore :(
That's all from me today folks. Sorry for such a long response. Feel free to completely dismiss it.
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