Monday, May 20, 2013
Monday Musings: From Book To Big Screen
I have several favorite movies that were adapted from books; The Harry Potter series, Balzac And The Chinese Seamstress, Fried Green Tomatoes, Forrest Gump, most movies based upon Stephen King novels, The Color Purple, The Godfather, and I could go on and on. But no matter how much I enjoy the movie, I still find that I prefer the novel itself. There are just some things that cannot be captured on the big screen, such as the author's play on words, the atmosphere of the novel, or my own interpretation of the novel itself. And, I prefer to read the novel first before viewing the movie when possible. The exception to this was The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I have never read a book by this author (I know some of you may be gasping at this very moment) but after viewing the movie and sobbing throughout, I'm a bit more determined to follow up with a few of his books now. But for the most part, I prefer to read the book first. What are some of your favorite films based on books? In the end, do you prefer the book or the movie? Why?