May 27, 2011

Blog Hop 3

Book Blogger Hop

Hosted by Crazy For Books in the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! Click the picture above to visit her website for more info.

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

A. The BTM adaptation I have liked the most is a hard question. I like when they stick with the book as much as possible, but that's only if I read the book first. Just recently I saw Water for Elephants, and that was pretty good. Movies that were JUST like the book: Shutter Island and True Grit. Shutter Island had a little bit more at the end, but True Grit (the most recent adaptation) is exactly the book.. dialogue and everything.

The BTM adaptations I have disliked.. that's easier. PS I Love You, while a good movie on its own, was an atrocious BTM effort. It changed just way too much besides the main point, and I don't appreciate that. The first Twilight movie is another example of too much change from book to movie. It's like that telephone game you play as a kid, where your whispers get lost in translation by the time it gets to the last person.

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  1. I agree with you on PS I love you. The book was so beautiful and emotional, and the movie did not hit the right notes. Big disappointment.

  2. Exactly right! Thanks Selina :o)

  3. I liked Water for Elephants too. I didn't get a chance to see True Grit when it was at the theater, it looked like it was a really good movie. I am a new follower!

  4. I can't wait to watch Water for Elephants, and it's good to know Shutter Island was so true to book! I'm slightly ashamed to say I had no idea it was a book. Now I'll have to read it :)
    Happy Blog Hop Day :)
    PS blogspot is being unbeliveably stupid today so I'll post my blog info here.

  5. Let’s kick off Memorial Day Weekend with some scandal and controversy.

    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)

    Wait, wait. I can explain! Hop on over to my blog and hear me out –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor

  6. BTM are tough to do. It took a long time for me to get used to that idea! So now I have to look at the book and movie as separate entities. Where the movie is only "loosely" based on such book.

    The early Harry Potter ones were good. They only left a few things out. The 4th one is probably my least fave with all the changes that occurred! Me and my friend always had long-winded conversations on what they left out and why they shouldn't have! :)

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  7. I was a bit disappointed with the adaptation Water For Elephants but nothing was going to live up to the book for me.

  8. I liked both the movie and the book of Twilight, but I totally agree it took too many liberties.

    Thanks for stopping by! Sadly your GFC is still down or I would follow!

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  9. Shutter Island is a book?! Didn't know... Good to know the movie sticks to the book.

  10. The best parts of the movie, Water for Elephants, was the ringmaster and the way it captured the depression era feel.

    I couldn't believe the love interest. It had none of the book's power.

    Haven't had the nerve to see Shutter Island. :-)

  11. Of recent Book adaptations, I thought The Lincoln Lawyer was excellent. I had my doubts the Matthew McConaughey could pull it off, but he did.

    The all time worse book to movie adaptation IMO is Watchers by Dean Koontz. Simply Dreadful.



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