Monday, 20 June 2011

Musing Mondays #2

Musing Monday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading.

This weeks muse:

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?

This is a really interesting question. I have a love/hate relationship with movies made from books, mainly because the movies dont always stay true to the book. A classic example of this is Stanley Kubricks The Shining. Although I thought Jack Nicholson did an amazing job I just didn't like the way it had been written or directed, some people may disagree with me on this.

Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter movies and The Green Mile are all examples of book to movie adaptations that I feel did the books justice.

I can't wait to see how The Hunger Games translates into a movie, hopefully it will work.


  1. nah nah not listening The Shining is wonderful :)

    I loved Fellowship but the other two not so much, miles better than the books though.

  2. I'm with you on The Shining. I actually liked the made for TV version with Steven Weber better although it wasn't as true to the book either as I would have liked. The Green Mile is excellent in both mediums in my opinion.

    Here's my MM:

  3. Awesome post. I'm not much of a Stephen King person, so I can't really comment on The Shining or anything, but I totally agree with you about Harry Potter. Here's my MM:

  4. Movies from books are definitely a tough sell for me. It's almost better if I don't read a book before I see a movie based on it. I'm more likely to enjoy it. (One example being the Legend of the Guardians movie where things moved so fast through multiple books that I was going WHAT?!)


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