Greetings everyone! It’s a been a while since my last post and even longer since I made an MFRW post. Life has been – different. I’ll address all of that later, but for now . . . . on to the fun stuff!
The topic for this week – week 20 – is My Favorite Movie Inspired by a Book.
I realize that many of my constituents (aka other bloggers participating in this blog hop not to be confused with political opponents vying for same geographic region) will probably reference some of the most recent book/movies such as Divergent, The Hunger Games, 50 Shades. Not me.
The subject is MY favorites.
There are many movies made from books, then made into screenplays. There are movies based on books. Quite often I find that I greatly prefer the book to the movie. There are a few that have translated well to the big screen.
The Polar Express
It’s amazing what they can do with animation these days, isn’t it? Well, the book made me cry when I first read it to my kids, and that same emotion hit me when I watched it the first time. No, it’s not a sad movie. It’s a wonderful story. They were tears of joy, heartfelt compassion. Yeah, I’m a softie. I cry at commercials sometimes as well.
The Princess Bride
Inconceivable how anyone could not like this movie! This is one of the rare instances that I prefer the movie to the book. If you haven’t seen it, why not? GO – get it now. Download it on Netflix or Amazon and watch it. I’m serious!
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Based on: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Wang Dulu
Year published: Between 1938–1942
The novel is actually the fourth book in the Chinese author’s five-part Crane-Iron Series. This martial arts extravaganza is well-written, with a wonderful plot, great characters, action, drama plus it has Donnie Yen, Jet Li, and Michelle Yeoh! Maybe you aren’t a martial arts fan, but this movie is worth your time. I never read the book for this one either but I saw an interview with Jet Li where he stated about reading the book and he was excited that it was going to be made into a movie. I’ll warn you though, most Asain movies don’t have a happily ever after. Often they are tragic. This book/movie – and the movie followed the book fairly closely – has a dynamic plot that engages the reader/viewer, keeping you on the edge of your seat.
It’s not just another cheap Martial arts movie – this one is worth your time!
Probably not what you would have expected, but there you go! I could list twenty others that I liked but these three are at the top of my list.
What’s your favorite book adapted to the big screen?
Leave a comment below and let me know. Write on my friends, write on!