Saturday, April 18, 2009

Books to Movies/TV Mini-Challenge

The challenge this hour (these hours?) is to post about books which have been made into TV series or movies, books you WANT to see made into movies or TV series, and TV series and movies you would like to see in book form.

TV or Movie Adaptations I like:

Anne of Green Gables - loved the Kevin Sullivan adaptation, although I watched it BEFORE I read the book, and I remember being crushed about the parts of the mini-series that differed from the book. The second one wasn't as good, since it smushed together several of the sequels into one movie. I hear there's a third, but haven't seen it.

Harry Potter - I haven't seen all of these, but the casting is great, and I think they are as true to the books as they can be in the time allotted to movies.

Lord of the Rings - OF COURSE I love these movies. What more can I say? They were excellently done.

Pride and Prejudice - Ah, Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. Le sigh. And, speaking of Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy...

Bridget Jones' Diary - although I'm not sure I'd pick Renee Zellweger to be Bridget.

Movies/TV series I wish were books:

Was Four Weddings and a Funeral based on a book? If not, I'd like to read it in novel form. LOVE that movie.

What about the new TV series Castle? Based on a thriller writer's need to create a new series, I think this would made great reading.

That's all I can think of for now. Feel free to add your faves in the comments!


Kailana said...

I love Anne of Green Gables... but I just forget that the third movie was ever made!

Nise' said...

Love, love P & P too! When I read Bridget Jones I did not picture Rene, but the more I watch it, she works. Happy reading.