Saturday, 21 December 2019

Favourite film adaptation of a novel

#BookishBlogHops Favourite film adaptation of a novel

Bookish Blog Hops Winter Hop 2019

I'm back with the Bookish Blog Hops crew today to talk about our favourite film adaptation of a novel.

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Favourite film adaptation of a novel

I honestly don't know what film to pick for this. For TV series it would probably be Sex and the City, but for film? It's a tough question to answer.

The Harry Potter series was done really well. I've seen several films based on Jane Austen's books that I've loved too. There's not really one that stands out though. That might be because I usually find the film doesn't quite live up to the book in most cases. For example, whilst I enjoyed the films for Percy Jackson, and for Me Before You, they just didn't come close to the books.

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Lets see what the others had to say:

I would definitely have to say my favorite book to film adaptation is Pet Sematary, the 1989 film. In this adaptation, there were a handful of things that differed from the book, but it wasn’t anything major. For the most part, it was all pretty spot-on! The atmosphere was wicked creepy and looked great! All of the camera shots were so artistic and wonderfully framed. The makeup and other visual elements were amazing! All of the actors were just perfect for their roles! The kid actors did an especially amazing job. I mean, Miko Hughes as Gage Creed? Could that have been any more ideal?

My favorite adaptation will always be Stardust, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. It is my favorite fantasy movie to begin with, and when I finally got around to checking out the book, I went in with high hopes that such writing would carry over, and I could relive all my favorite parts of the film, with the added detail and description of a master author!
What. A. Disappointment.
The book I read was nothing like the movie I loved. Oh sure, it had the high points and everything, but it was the subtle details I wanted, the richness and the vivid colors and magic and whatnot--not the gore and the graphic nudity and all that! Most disappointing of all was the novel version of one of my favorite side characters from the movie, Captain Shakespeare. With a name like that, how could you not make him some kind of fantastic larger-than-life persona? And in the movie he’s played by none other than Robert DeNiro, with all the flamboyant charm that man can give to a role--I adored it! 
In the book? Captain Shakespeare gets two sentences of description. He gets three or four paragraphs in one chapter, as a means of getting the illustrious main characters from one point to another. That’s it. 

I still love the movie though. I just feel like it improved on the story, rather than being exactly like the book. That’s one of the instances when making those changes is okay.

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Tomorrow we'll be visiting Kaili at to talk about whether we prefer to keep books or give them away once they’ve been read.

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  1. Replies
    1. Hi Erica :) Thanks for taking part in the Winter hop. Loving your answers.

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    1. Me too, I saw the movie before reading the book

  3. That really is a tough question. The Harry Potter films are great but they miss out so much of the books. I'm not sure what I would choose, I'd have to think about it for a while.

  4. I definitely prefer the Harry Potter books to the movies, but I agree the movies were done really well. I will forever be upset about them leaving out Peeves though.

  5. Favorite, that's difficult. I would say Percy Jackson, if they didn't botch up the ending so poorly. I think I'll have to go with To Kill a Mockingbird, as well. I absolutely loved the movie and the book!!

  6. Great post I would say my favorite book to film would be The Hunger Games and The Harry Potter series. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.


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