Happy Saturday, loves!!!!!!
It’s Pushy here this week, filling in for the ever lovely, never replaceable, Danny who is (as we speak/read/roam around our houses in jams with a steaming cup of coffee) lounging in glamorous, sultry Thailand on an extremely well deserved vacation!!
But fear not! A Saturday discussion topic has been selected!
And it is…..
I got to thinking about this as a certain sequel was released this week. You see, I adore movies almost as much as I ADORE books, but I find that I prefer seeing movies before reading the book if they are indeed based on one. This is because traditionally there have been so few faithful and artfully done film adaptations of books.
I’m starting to think this is changing!
Example: The Lord of The Rings
I’ve been a Tolkien fan since my mother was reading the series to my brother in me well before I learned how to read so it was with trepidation that I initially heard of Peter Jackson’s intention to tackle the series in film form. But he nailed it! His attention to detail and his commitment to telling the story, no matter how long it took, forced me to re-think my previously held preference for books over movies. For once, I found the movie to be a worthy companion to the book.
Is that the only one?
I must admit that I’m hard pressed to think of another film adaptation of a book that I found as compelling as the book itself. I do have very high hopes for Catching Fire, but while I VERY much enjoyed The Hunger Games last year, I still thought the book was better and I’m wondering if that will be the case for Catching Fire when I finally can get to the theaters to see it.
So, I’m asking you, dear reader….
What do you think? Do you find movie adaptations always as compelling as the books they’re based on? Or have you found other examples that stood out from the rest?
Let me know what you think!!