Thursday, 28 April 2011
Booking Through Thursday 15
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme which asks a bookish question which you have to answer. This weeks question is:
If you could see one book turned into the perfect movie–one that would capture everything you love, the characters, the look, the feel, the story–what book would you choose?
This is such a hard question and I really don't have a straight forward answer. There is no one book that I can point to and say I really wish they would make that in to a movie. Usually movies can't compete with the book versions. Books can include so much more than a movie can and if you read the book first the movie doesn't usually live up to what you imagined it would be. That said there are some stand out movies made from books. The Lord of the Rings and the later Harry Potter movies spring to mind.
OK so while I think it's a little unrealistic to think that anyone can turn a book into a perfect movie there are a few that I can think of that might be good as movies. I would love to see The Spellman Files series turned into movies. These books are hilarious and I would love to see that crazy family on the big screen. I think The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon could be an awesome movie, complicated but awesome. The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice would make a beautiful movie. And purely because I love the In Death series so much I would love to see the first book made into a movie.
Of course for the movies to have any hope of being perfect I would have to cast, produce, direct and edit them myself which seems like a lot of work so it would probably never happen.
That's all for now.