It has been a really long time since I've done one of these, but since I was up early enough I figured I would do some blog hopping before heading off to work.
The Blog Hop is hosted by Crazy For Books and this weeks question is...
"What book-to-movie adaptation have you most liked? Which have you disliked?"
Hmm...that is kind of a hard question.
I would say that some of my favorites have been the Lord of The Ring series. They were slightly different from the books but they were a perfect reflection of them.
I also really loved the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice!
And of course the first two Harry Potter adaptations were excellent. 3 and 4 weren't bad either but the first two were really good when held up to the books.
As far as which ones I liked least,
Mansfield Park (1999), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), and Dracula (1992).
I mean seriously, when I watched each one of those movies after reading the books all I was thinking was "What the hell was that?"
What really irks me though isn't that they want to make changes to a book before making the adaptation. Like I said The Lord of The Ring series made changes and I liked it better for it. Also, Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby and The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham, they both had big changes to their plots when it came to the film adaptations, and I personally loved them.
No, what really irks me is when the films make these huge changes to the plot and then advertise it as "Bram Stoker's Dracula" or "Edmond Dantes' The Count of Monte Cristo"
If you insist on making changes to the plot, DO NOT link the author's name to it because then you are just going to piss me off!
I mean I never saw any press clippings where Bram Stoker approved of that piece of crap movie. So, if there are any out there send them my way.
Have a great day!