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This week's question - What is one book you would be nervous to see a movie adaptation of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?
My response - all books, even bad ones! I am such a stickler on this that if I love a book enough, I refuse to watch the movie rendition. It's true! I posted about this once. When I read a book, I literally immerse myself in the story and watch in unfold like a movie in my mind. And if the book is really, really good, I fall in love with everyone therein - I buy a house down the street from the main character and set up play dates. Watching movie renditions of books breaks my heart because most of the time, lots of great character and story development is sacrificed in the making of the movie. Yes I know that the movies can't have everything that was written in the book, but I feel that many of the decisions made around capturing the essence of the book's storyline is flawed. And character casting kills me too! I have an image of the character in my head already and then some movie star shows up and I think - "and well who might you be? oh you think you're ...? what?! Oh no you didn't! I don't think so!!" Sadly I do think that sometimes and yes in those words. Let it lay folks, let it lay.
I know that I am in the minority though and truth be told, not all book-to-movie renditions are bad. Some are truly fantastic - The Lord of the Rings for example. But then again, I have not read the books and I keep putting them off too! hmm...
Happy Reading everyone!