fun adventure is coming to an end. Bummer. This was my first year participating
and while I didn’t have all my ducks in a row, it was still fun. At least the Armchair BEA gang knows how to go out in style.
combines the primary writings here. Books and movies. What an entertaining talk. With that said, let’s get right into today’s
I’m one of those people that actually like film adaptations.
Sure, I know they deviate from the book and sometimes make the story unique to
their own needs (the big screen), but with exception to one or two adaptations,
I have loved basically anything I’ve seen that’s been well, adapted from a
the purpose of this post, I’ll probably stick with either some favorites or upcoming projects I’m excited for. Or maybe both. Top Ten Tuesday is going to ask what we want to
see made into a movie or show, so I’ll shift away from that in the hopes we can
talk about our most wished-for adaptations next week.
The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis): I still remember seeing this come alive on the big screen and being enchanted. It was beautifully done and images or passages from the book floated through my mind as everything unfolded.
The Fault in our Stars (John Green) – Believe it or not, the
film actually affected me more than the book. Perhaps because I’m a visual
person? What about you all, what did you think? Oh, and any fans of John Green’s
Paper Towns out there, let me know:
Should I read the book if I plan to see the movie? I’m undecided.
book? Not so much.
say, I liked both (more than I anticipated). I felt like both had their
strengths which isn’t a disadvantage to the story.
stretching the scope of this topic because I’ve not finished the novel. (I’ve
been trying for years now.) But I do adore the more recent ITV adaptation. It’s
quirky without losing Catherine’s sense of imagination without being weird, which is a big feat for this story.
adaptations are generally disliked (or that’s been my exposure), I’ve enjoyed
nearly all of them. This is one of my favorites. Again, another book and movie
I liked both, however the film has a more complete ending with a ring of
my favorite dystopian world yet), Grantchester
(this ITV series is amazing – if you haven’t seen it, look it up!), The Host, I Capture the Castle, Jane Eyre (the 2007 version is my favorite), One for the Money, Sherlock Homes
(with Robert Downy Jr.), Stardust, Warm Bodies, Water
For Elephants along with countless Jane Austen and Charles Dickens adaptations.
Mr. Holmes (Mitch Cullin) – To be honest, I don’t see myself
picking up the book on which this movie is based, but more Sherlock Holmes? Yes,
Paper Towns (John Green) – this one actually looks pretty
good. Not sure if I’m as excited about the book (because of reviews I’ve read).
What say you?
this title is strange to type because I am so not a zombie kind of girl. But as
I listed earlier, I loved Warm Bodies.
Makes me think I should give this one a shot given my love of Austen plus its
cast (I mean, guys, Matt Smith co-stars!). Fans of the book, what say you: is
the book readable… I mean, is it worth a read?
more movie talk with next week’s Top Ten Tuesday.
fabulous and new things? Have you ever been to BEA, and if so, what’d you think?