Thursday, March 12, 2009

Booking Through Thursday...Movie Potential

Tami inspired this week’s question:
What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers? Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?

The one book that I can think of that shouldn't be made into a movie is Outlander. I know there are lots of people who disagree, but I love this book, and just don't think it would transfer well to the big screen.

There is so much detail in the book that I think things would have to be left out, and that's not the way the book was intended. To me, that's like listening to an abridged audio version. Another reason I don't want to see an Outlander movie is that the characters in the movie will never match up to what I have pictured.

I can't think of a book off the top of my head that I would love to see as a movie. There are lots of books that have been made into movies that I want to see, but until I get to the book, these will have to wait.

ETA: One I just thought of that would be a good movie is Beat the Reaper. I can see that one transferring to film really well.

What book would you like to see on the big screen?


Chrisbookarama said...

My post was on Outlander too! I'm not sure how I feel about an Outlander movie. I like how they are in my head.

D Gabaldon is working on a Graphic Novel version.

Lenore Appelhans said...

I don't really yearn for anything in particular to be made into a movie. I think most of my favorite novels are probably unfilmable!

Kelly said...

Years ago I read a book called Footprints of Thunder by James David, I always thought that it would have been a great movie!

Mostly though, I want to see F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack series on film.

Beth F said...

OUtlander was mentioned a couple of times. I'll go see the movie, but I wonder if they can do the book justice.

SmilingSally said...

I couldn't even read Beat the Reaper; it was so profane. I guess that'd be a R rated for sure! My title is different; it's here:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Melissa....I think I just received Delicate Edible Birds from you on PBS??? It was a Melissa in CO. If it was you double thanks!!!!

Melissa said...

Chris: I have seen the sketches for the graphic novel and I think I will like it.

Kelly: I will check out your mentions. I'm not familiar with either of them.

Smilingsal: Beat the Reaper would definitely be R rated!

Diane: I think it was. Too funny!

Ambrosia @ The Purple Booker said...

heres my BTT:

Anonymous said...

Give Hollywood a chance, and there are a LOT of them that would screw up the best book out there (or worst, really.. they're good at it!). But, I think it is getting better these days. Watch movies from the 70's and 80's that were "based" on books, then compare the movies to the actual books. I think they are... some of them, I think... more purist in their productions of the books nowadays.

Sure, they could screw up The Gargoyle, but I'm a bit optomistic on it.

Outlander is deep in Mt. TBR, and I read one BTT with this book as their dream movie... lol. It's good to see the book is so passionately loved. It may bubble up to the mountain's surface a little faster if it's that good ;-)

Carebear said...

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