I get so excited every time I hear there is going to be a book I've read turned into a movie.
A ball of fire lights in my stomach and the flames seem to get bigger and bigger the closer I get to the release date. I buy up tickets the second they go on sale and if there is a big party-shoot, I'm there. Ok, I draw the line at dressing up-but still. (Hey, I dress up for Halloween-my favorite holiday)
There’s just something magical I hope and expect to happen as the book comes to life on the big screen.
Maybe I set myself up for the fall...Maybe I simply expect too much out of the movie industry.
You'd think they'd somehow understand that the closer to the real story they get, the more we'll love it.
I should give up, but then something like The Help comes to the big screen or Harry Potter(sure, there were some things they changed, but boy were they close) Or look at The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.
Some books sit in the middle- Hunger Games, for one. I'll go see the next one. It got pretty close.
I just saw City of Bones and it differed from the book more than it stuck to the book.(It wasn't so bad because I didn't adore the book, however)
And man, did I love The Host-as a book- it stunk in the theater
Why, oh why do they feel they have to change something we all love so much? Some say it's all about the money-well, if that's true, they need to make the movies as close to the real thing as possible.
I'm afraid to go see Divergent-ah...I love that book so much-maybe too much to get excited for the movie. I don't want my heart to break.
You know, the idea for my first series came from a dream that I thought should be turned into a movie-it became a book-actually, three. Would I dare allow the movie industry to make it a movie? Would you let your book be turned into a movie knowing what you know?
What books to movies have you loved?
What ones turned out to be stinkers in your eyes?
What books would you like to see turned into movies?