It's movie awards season, which means people are talking about all of the books that have been turned into great movies. This year, there seems to be a bumper crop of movies, in many categories, based on books. This article in The Christian Science Monitor discusses it all.
But for every good movie that has been based (even very, very loosely) on a book, there are plenty of terrible one. In fact, some great movies that were based on a book are a terrible representation of the book but still an excellent movie in their own right. A current example is Frozen, a very good movie that does not share much with its source material, The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson.
Currently, my daughter is devouring Divergent. She loves the book, the story, and especially the Chicago setting. Now, she is so excited to the see the movie version coming out in March.
I told her I would take her, but in the back of my head, I am worried for her. She loves the book and chances are that the movie will not live up to her expectations. Maybe I am wrong, but I have been let down so many times by the movie version of a favorite book that I am at the point where I go out of my way NOT to see a movie if it is based on a book I enjoyed.
All of this made me think of throwing this issue out to the rest of you. How do you feel when you find out one of your favorite books is being made into a movie? Do you run away in panic? Are your cautiously optimistic?
For today's Monday Discussion, share your feeling about books made into movies, whatever they are.
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