June 20, 2011

Monday Memes


Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading
This week's question:
Do you like movies made from books? Which ones do you think have been done well — kept mostly to the plot of the book, etc?

My answer:
I am not a TV/movie person but I have in the past seen a couple of movies after I have read the books, and quite honestly, have been quite disappointed.  The visual creations that I created, I feel were much better.  The adaptations just weren't as good as the book.  So, instead of sitting and watching a movie, I would much rather spend the time reading.

June is being hosted by Bluestocking
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Yvonne said...

It's rare for me to find a movie that is better than the book. I much prefer the book.

Unknown said...

Me too, I'd much rather read the book than watch the movie.

Anonymous said...

There are a few movies that I felt were better than the books, not many but a few. HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT for one. Such a lovely movie and THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, another one.

Enjoy your new books!

caite said...

I think in almost every case, the book is better than the movie. Really, a book can just say so much more.

Arlee Bird said...

I tend to agree with you, but I do enjoy films and I like to see how books are interpreted. I think the Coen brothers do a good job with interpretation. When the author writes the screenplay I think it also makes a big difference as with James Dickey's Deliverance.

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bermudaonion said...

The movie generally isn't as good as the book, but I still enjoy some of the movies. The Upright Piano Player looks good!

Gigi Ann said...

I always think the books are better than the movies. I always try to read the books before I watch the movies. Although I have to agree with Kay, the movie of "The Jane Austen Book Club" was so much better than the book. I really didn't care for the book at all.

Kaye said...

Hi Cheryl, hope all is better in your world especially with your Mom. Books are always better than the movie in my opinion anyway. The only exception I can think of is Cider House Rules. Book felt endless - movie was really good.