Books, Random

Blogmas Day 20 (what?! How did that happen?): Page to screen

I have a love/hate relationship with book to movie adaptations. Some are done wonderfully and they make me so happy. Happy that I can talk about the story with my non-reading-friends who have seen the movie but will never read the book. One such example is The Great Gatsby, I loved that film. Then again I love all of Baz Luhrmann’s films. The moment that I heard the first line of the the book as the first line of the movie, I knew it was going to be okay. Turned out it was amazing.. = very happy me!

On the other side we have the horrible adaptations. The example here is One Day. I read the book and LOVED it, so I was super excited to see the film. I litteraly cried out of frustration. They changed so much. Why would you change where they go on holiday? Why? It’s not up to you! Ugh.

Since seeing One Day, I’ve become wary of watching adaptations but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a few I’d like to see anyway.

Room – Emma Donoghue (trailer)

I loved this book (never quite understood why it didn’t win the Man Booker Prize that year) and have been recommending it to friends and family for years. I’ve heard good things from people who have already had the chance to go see it. It’ll make me cry anyway, either because it’s horrible or because it’ll break my heart all over again.

The Martian – Andy Weir (trailer)

I know, it’s been out for ages but I had to choose between seeing Crimson Peak and this one and I chose the creepy gothic romance ☺️. We don’t go to the cinema that often because it’s become quite expensive and we have other bills to pay, aaaaanyway.. I still want to see this one. People in general seem to really enjoy it, even the ones who read the book. Which makes me hopeful.

Fantastic beasts and where to find them – JK Rowling (trailer)

Yes, I admit, seeing the first trailer for this movie absolutely made my day. It brings back all the feels and memories and oh, it’s wonderful! The lovely thing here is that it’s not really a book to movie adaptation. The books doesn’t tell you the story. It’s all one big surprise. Only eleven more months… *sigh*

High-Rise – JG Ballard (trailer)

Here I go again… But I’ll defend and promote this book and movie till the very end! 

Reasons I want to see this movie:

  1. The book’s brilliant
  2. Tom Hiddleston
  3. Tom Hiddleston 😄

Speaking of Mr. Hiddleston, there’s also a BBC adaptation for Le Carré’s The Night Manager coming to your tv screen in January. Guess I should hurry up and finish the book over the holidays…

Inferno – Dan Brown?

The Infernal Devices – Cassandra Clare?

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern?

There are so many titles with upcoming movies attached to them, but no dates or trailers or anything specific. If you know something I don’t, let me know 😉 

I’m also waiting on confirmation that they’re making The Song of Achilles into a BBC mini series… Fingers crossed in that one!!

Do you have any book/movie recommendations?

Love

Ellen

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