Love the Book...But the Movie?
January 25, 2013
So, you have read the book and are eagerly anticipating the movie. You are prepared that it won’t be the same. It can’t be the same. But some movies just miss the mark entirely.
In your mind, certain characters look a certain way, sound a certain way, and have qualities that your imagination helps provide the details. When reading The Other Boleyn Girl, you could almost feel her anxiety at being a failure to produce a boy child. Just imagining it made me out of breath. The first time I read The Hobbit, I felt blind when Bilbo put the ring on. It is one thing to see Bilbo’s hairy toes; it is an entirely different thing to know the count of the hairs on his toes. In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, you knew what was coming but became as helpless as Harry to stop it. Don’t even get me started on the True Blood series! It was so far removed from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris; it was maddening! I could go on and on.
Sometimes, the movie does work out. It captures just what you thought it would, it was the exact minutes long you wanted it to be and made you very happy!
Some books made into great movies:
I hope if you have not read the book but just saw the movie, you will take a chance on the book. And if you loved the movie, you can see it again by checking it out from the Library.
Blue Springs South Branch