Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Books To Movies And TV

I was looking up something on line when I came across a reading list on Buzz Sugar. It's 15 books to read before they are adapted into movies or tv shows.

There's quite a few books in that list that I hadn't heard of, but I'm now intrigued by. Being from the Pittsburgh area, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower will now go on my wishlist. Important Artifacts by Leeane Shapton looks like a good read too.

I'm not sure if I want to read the books from that list before seeing the films or not. Its one of the little quirks of mine. If the film looks good, I'd like to appreciate it it for what is is. If they do a poor adaptation while still making a reasonably good film, I'm likely to blast it. Remember the Streisand film, Prince Of Tides based on Pat Conroy's book?

The film was excellent, but having read the book beforehand I was totally disappointed in the important parts of the book that were left out of the film.

I just hope that of the 15 books they are making into films one or two of them will do justice to the books.


Jennifer said...

I always have a hard time when I see the movie after I've read the book. Especially if it's a book I really love. I have to keep reminding myself that what makes a good movie is not the same as what makes a good book. Sometimes that actually helps. :)

Nora said...

I was a hard core harry potter fan when I was younger.. Oh who am I kidding; I'm still a huge fan :P.
Anywho, th movies were such a huge letdown after having read the books :(. I can totally see where you're coming from :)

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