Book Adaptation Tag

The Book Was Better. Or Was It? – Brimming


I found this tag on The Book Nut‘s blog and it looked interesting. You can check out her tag here.

1) What was the last book adaptation movie you saw?

The Turning, which is based on The Turn of the Screw.

2) What book movie are you most excited for?

Dune. Yes, I’ve been disappointed in the past, but I’m hoping this one will be good.

3) Which upcoming book movie will you definitely not see?

The Woman in the Window. I didn’t like the book, so I don’t see a reason to see the movie.

4) Which book movie would you never see again?

Eragon. That movie crushed my soul.

5) Is there a movie you saw that made you want to read the book?

The Hate U Give. I actually didn’t know it was based on a book when I went to see it. Once the screening let out, I immediately went home and bought the book.

6) Is there a movie that made you never want to read the book?

Not that I can think of. There have definitely been movies, based on books, where I didn’t think either would be to my taste, but I’ve never seen a movie and decided that I definitely should never read the book.

7) Name an adaptation that had almost nothing to do with the book it’s based on?

World War Z. The movie itself is fine, but the only thing it has in common with the book is zombies.

8) Have you ever left the theater during a movie adaptation because it was so bad?

Yes.

9) Do you prefer to watch the movie or read the book first?

Read the book. Always read the book first.

10) How do you feel about movie adaptations that age characters up? 

I’m fine with it. What I have a bigger problem with is when a movie casts a 25-year-old as a 17-year-old.

11) Do you get angry when the actors don’t look like you thought the characters looked?

Not really. Some readers can’t even agree on how certain characters look, so it’s not surprising that sometimes, casting is a little different than what I might picture. (Obviously, I’m not including when studios take non-white characters and cast white people, because that’s a terrible practice and it needs to stop.)

12) Is there a movie you liked better than the book?

The only one that comes to mind right now is Gone Girl, which probably has more to do with how well-shot the movie is than anything to do with plot, pacing or the like.

13) Name a book you would love to see as a movie.

I’d really love a Nothing to See Here movie.

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3 thoughts on “Book Adaptation Tag”

  1. I think like any reader, I have a love-hate relationship with book adaptations. I do very much love the two main Pride and Prejudice adaptations I’ve seen (namely the Kiera Knightley and Colin Firth ones). So glad you included the gif of Knightley’s on here!

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