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Super Six Book to Movie Adaptations
I’m going to go with a mixture of my favorite book to movie adaptations and the last ones I’ve watched, but when you post you’re list you can post whatever you like–it just has to involve BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATIONS.
While I didn’t see Drive in the theater when it was out, I did watch it about twenty times when it was first streaming on Netflix. It’s dark, gritty, a bit violent, and it stars Ryan Gosling as a man of few words stunt car driver in the movies by day, a getaway driver by night. I picked up the book the movie is based on for my Kindle and read a few pages. It’s very noir-ish, but I haven’t had time to get back to it, even though I bought the sequel too.
P.S. I Love You was a book I read back in 2006, way before my book blogging days. I adored this book. Set in Ireland, I was fascinated to read the heartbreaking story of a young woman losing her husband so young, but at the same time it was so enlightening to see how different things were for widows in other countries in terms of financial arrangements, etc. When the movie came out I saw it with my best friend who had originally loaned me the book. While it was not a great time in my life to see this movie since we had just lost my husband’s grandfather so I bawled like a baby through most of the movie, on subsequent rewatches I’ve been able to enjoy the movie, if not only for Gerard Butler and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. But the book is far superior, with a much larger family for the female lead and a richer story.
I read the Twilight Saga books after they were all out, and I did watch the movies at the midnight premiere from Eclipse through Breaking Dawn Part 2. While the book wasn’t that great with the fake out fight scene and well, everything else, the Breaking Dawn Part 2 movie delivered. While everyone else was gasping in the theater, I was the A-hole laughing quietly when Carlisle’s head got ripped off. My glee just exploded when that battle that never happened in the books actually was played out on the screen, and I wasn’t even that disappointed when it was shown to just be a vision. Although I still think there needed to be some more deaths in that series. What I got out of Breaking Dawn Part 2 is that I’d pay money to watch a movie of just Lee Pace’s Garrett and the Alistaire guy. They were the best part.
I loved, loved, loved the Caster Chronicles books, so I was glad to take my mother with me to watch the Beautiful Creatures movie. Did I expect some things to be different? Yes. I did enjoy the movie, even though some things were changed. The ending did leave things at a place where I was really wondering how they would make another movie, but since it didn’t do so well at the box office, I guess that doesn’t really matter. I need to buy this and watch it again. And I am especially excited now that the news of the spinoff series focusing on Link and Ridley is coming!!!
The Hunger Games is another series that I really devoured, and my sister and I saw the movie on opening night-with a bunch of middle schoolers and their parents. I just watched the movie again in preparation for Catching Fire and it holds up nicely. I have high hopes for the next installments. The few things that were changed from the book to the movie made sense and didn’t really bother me.
Who knew that The Conjuring was actually based on real cases and an actual family’s ten years spent living in a haunted house? This was one heck of a scary movie and my mother and I saw it opening weekend. We love these kinds of movies and this one delivered. I’ve heard the author of the books that the movie family is based on speak on several radio shows, so I bought the books. I’ve yet to check them out yet. If you’re easily scared and creeped out, I don’t recommend this movie. But if you like these kinds of things, this movie is one of the better films I’ve seen in several years!
So these were my Super Six Book to Movie Adapations. I can’t wait to see all of yours!
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