Monday, June 20, 2011

Musing Mondays: June 20th

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB on her blog  here

This week’s musing asks…
Do you like movies made from books? Which ones do you think have been done well — kept mostly to the plot of the book, etc?

Some of my favorite books such as Eragon, Harry Potter, Ink heart have been made into movie is not necessary that they stick to the story line. I think if the movie can portray or even hint at the books intended meaning then its an ok movie for me. There is only so much you can fit into a 2 hour movie!
I think one of my favorite movies of all time (besides Harry Potter & Twilight) has to be the Golden Compass. I absolutely adored this movie and thought it came out better than the book. It really brought my imagination and I loved all the special a effects added in. It wasn't to pushy and didn't make me cringe. 
Another one I felt was better as a movie was "The Girl with A Dragon Tattoo" . Personally for me the book made me yack. For me it was completely utterly boring. I really couldn't figure out if it was the writing style or the lack of proper translation to get the feeling across. But then again I was never the one for this type of genre.
That is what I like about books made into movies it brings our imagination to a whole new level, into a more visual sense of being. I admit some books into movies suck but thats another meme for another Monday.


  1. I haven't read - or seen - the Golden Compass. Sounds like I'm missing out! I'm looking forward to seeing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I've watched the Swedish version but will be interested to know how Hollywood does it!

  2. well, I am not a Potter or Twilight fan...books or movies (hey, did someone just throw a stone?!) and while I liked the movie of GWtDT, I LOVED the book way more.
    The American version of the movie will be awful...almost sure. And yes, I say that as a proud

  3. @ The Book Gatherer I love the Golden Compass movie should definitely go see it

  4. @caite Wow very few people can proclaim not to be either a Twilight or Harry Potter fan. For me I think it was mostly the writing style that got to me rather than the story itself. I prefer the movie though. Yes I agree with you about the Americanized version of the movie. I just hope *crosses fingers* that the don't butcher it to much