Thursday, 12 April 2012

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It's hard to name just one because I usually really dislike film adaptations of books I've read because I either don't think they live up to the book, or they bore me because I know what's going to happen! I think there's a film planned for 'Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell' which I'm dubious about because I felt with that book that it was the writing and build-up that made it good rather than the action. Magical realism never makes a good transition to film in my opinion; books can get away with being hardcore surreal and whimsical where film just can't. One which I think they should leave alone now is 'Anne of Green Gables', my favourite book as a child, as it has been made into feature films/TV movies and I don't want it being made into big feature films and for them to ruin it!

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28 comments:

  1. You are so right! I totally agree with you!
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    Mariska

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  2. Oh man, they'll have to do a seriously good job to make it worth turning Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell into a movie. The book's really long as well - like you said, it's all to do with the world building.

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

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  3. I loved the Anne books, and actually really loved the movies they did make, even though they totally combined the 2nd through 4th books to do it, they still completely captured the essence of Anne in my mind. The most recent Anne movie, on the other hand I didn't enjoy. It was kind of out of left field since it wasn't based on any of the books, so I guess it didn't ruin one, but still. Just kinda weird!

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  4. Nice answer and thanks for popping by, new follower!

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  5. movies are never as good as the book!

    TRISH - My FF

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  6. "Magical realism never makes a good transition to film" - I second that!

    Patricia // My FF

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  7. Haven't read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, definitely need to check that one out. Thanks for stopping by the blog. :) Ohhh, new follower. :D

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  8. I'm totally with you! I can't do book to movie adaptations. They usually ruin the book for me! Old follower!

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    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  9. I share your opinion, all though there are a few exceptions. For example The Reader by Bernhard Schlink - the movie is just as good as the book (here we also have to praise Kate Winslet's acting skills) and then Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella - the book bored me, bored me, bored me, even though I like her other books. But the movie was great (and khem, here I have to admit I always had a thing going on for Hugh Dancy so my opinion is not really valid). ^^

    Thank you for stopping by my FF, your new follower. (:
    Aleksandra at Divine Secrets of a Little Bookworm

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my FF and following! I followed back!

    What I Read Yesterday

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  11. Hopping through. I love the Anne movies (the Kevin Sullivan ones). I hated the 3rd film, but I thought Anne of Avonlea was better than the books.
    My Hop

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  12. I haven't watched any of the Anne of Avonlea movies. The books were great though :)

    Happy Follow Friday!

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  13. I totally agree with you. New Follower

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  14. I haven't heard of this book but it sounds interesting!!
    Great post and thanks for stopping by :D

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  15. I've never read Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell but I can definitely identify with being nervous someone will ruin your vision of what you've read. I hope, if they do give you a Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell movie, it rocks!

    Also, happy FF! Just sneaking through to say hey. I'm a new follower! I hope you'll stop by & visit me too.

    Jenny @ Into the Morning Reads

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  16. Haven't heard of those book before but yeah, the feeling is the same. I'm always worried about movie adaptations!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  17. Thanks for stopping by! I'm an old follower but now I'm following by Linky too.

    I agree it's hard to translate from book to movie because your imagination is bigger than anything they can produce on screen

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  18. I know what you mean, Actors would completely destroy my imagination of the characters.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

    New follower.

    Samina @ Escapism

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  19. You and I are singing the same tone when it comes to book-to-movie conversions.

    Thanks for swinging by my blog!

    Mo

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  20. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I was actually already following you! ^^

    I agree with you that magical realism is almost impossible to translate into movies. A lot of the really great magical realism books just don't work as well in movie format. It might be interesting for Strange & Norrell to be adapted, though, as the book is an absolute mammoth and I'm sure that it'd get a new generation of readers reading the book.

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my FF post. Im a new follower of yours :)

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  22. hey thanks for stopping by my blog - new follower!

    iamjenai

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  23. Nice Post, Thanks for your very useful information... I will bookmark for next reference.

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