Booking Through Thursday #26

Booking Through Thursday

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?

This is a very interesting question.  Some books seem to translate well into from page to screen (Coraline) and others just seem to get lost in the translation.  There was a book that came to mind right away when I read this question.

The book that I think should be made into a movie, alright it’s already been made into a movie but I don’t think it’s been made into a film in English.  So, I can count it.  While reading the novel I thought right away that it would translate well to the screen and I would actually like to see a film adaptation of it even though I didn’t enjoy the book.  Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margirita, I think would be an incredible film.  And of course given the subject of the novel I think the only person that could do a great job of the film would be Tim Burton.

Now on the flip side there are so many movies that have been made based on novels that should never have been made.  The one that seems to anger me the most, and I refuse to see it, is Marley and Me.  I adored the novel and cannot fully understand why it would be made into a movie or why anyone would want to make it into a movie.


10 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday #26

  1. I didn’t see Marley & Me but always wanted to, just because I enjoy those “feel-good” movies. But then I decided that I wanted to read the book first. It’s on my TBR list. 🙂

  2. I’ve not read or seen Marley and Me but a dog story seems like a natural for a movie adaptation.

    One book that is surprisingly good as a film is The Diving Bell and the Butterfly which was written by a man so badly paralyzed he could only move one eyelid. He wrote it by blinking out letters one at a time. You’d think this would be a awful dull and depressing movie, but it’s not. Not at all.

  3. Marley and Me is a book that I just loved but cannot comprehend why it would have been made into a movie. Somethings just shouldn’t be made into movies.

    CB James: I actually watched The Diving Bell and the Butterfly while I was in Korea. I didn’t know what was happening because my French isn’t that great and I couldn’t understand the Korean subtitles either.

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