Friday, May 27, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

As the master of procrastination that I am, I would rather be hopping than doing my tax forms, so here we are!

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books. Each week she asks a question so that blogger can get to know each other a little bit better. This weekend the question is:

What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked? Which have you disliked?

Whenever I get this question I have such a hard time remembering which of the movies I have seen that are based on books. I think this is because to me the book and movie are two entirely different things, so in my mind they are not connected. I like the Harry Potter movies (the 4 I have seen), but I think my favourite has to be Lord of the Rings. Yes, the movies are very different from the book, but they really brought Tolkien's universe to life for me.

Disliked? I was very disappointed in Inkheart, which lacked the magic and atmosphere that make the book so special. And who decided casting Brendan Fraser as Mo was a good idea?

What is your favourite book-to-movie adaption? Are you like me and insist on reading the book before watching the movie?

7 comments:

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

Just stopping by on the Blog Hop.

I agree with Harry Potter and LOTR as being great adaptations. Even if they didn't necessarily stay as true to the books as I would have liked - especially in the case of Harry Potter - they did a great job of conveying the world created by the author.

Anja Kasap said...

I agree, LOTR did a great job of making the Middle Earth world come to life. I also agree that the Harry Potter movies are good, and I like them, but I do wish they could have stayed a little closer to the books in some cases. But they're still good movies!

Anja @ http://reading2011.blogspot.com/

The Book Gatherer said...

I'm a bit the same - as I was trying to answer this question I realised I tend to either watch the movie or read the book, rather than doing both. I'd just like to savour each one in their own right. However, I did recently read and watch Water for Elephants and was impressed by how closely the adaptation stayed to the story. I also want to go and see "The Help" when it comes out - that looks fabulous and if it's as good as the book then I can't go wrong!

Ellie said...

The LOTR films are amazing. I never got very far with the book so am happy to have the world created for me on screen.

Tribute Books Mama said...

I liked Harry Potter & LOTR also,I agree. Happy Friday!

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Howard Sherman said...

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I absolutely loved every minute of the Lord of the Rings films and felt they hit the mark when they brought Tolkien’s masterpiece to the big screen.
(ducking as rotten tomatoes are thrown at me as the torches are lit and the pitchforks raised)

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Susan said...

I agree with you on Inkheart. I liked it, but it wasn't nearly as good as it could have been.

Glad to have found you via the Hop!

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