It’s that time of week again! I can’t believe how fast this week has gone! Nether the less lets crack on with today’s prompt for #SixforSunday. (Thanks once again to Steph at A little but a lot for providing these prompts). This weeks is…
Film interpretations of books
Weather it’s based on or inspired by, absolute favourites of all time or guilty pleasures these are my top six books brought to the big screen.
- Stardust – by Neil Gaiman.
Now, Neil Gaiman is awesome but for me this is one of those rare occasions where I enjoyed the film more than the book. It may have had something to do with choosing the perfect actor for Tristan Thorne or the fact that the book left out Robert DiNio’s character, the cross dressing pirate Captain Shakespere but although charming the book just didn’t have the same feel for me.
- Warm Bodies – By Issac Marion
Although not my favourite film of all time I do love this book to pieces. The fact that it’s quite a short book helps I think because it meant there wasn’t loads they left out and the things that were added usually worked quite well, most of my favourite lines were kept in and delivered extremely well by the beautiful Nicholas Hault. It was probably a little funnier and action heavy than the book but it worked.
- City of Bones – By Cassandra Clare
I know not everyone is a fan of this (understandably) but I enjoyed the hell out of this film. Mostly because I just loved seeing a book I loved on screen to the point where I managed to block out (most) of the cringe worthy bits and poor casting to appreciate the aesthetic they mostly got right. Also Jamie Campbell Bower NAILED that sass.
- Harry Potter – By JK Rowling
I know this is probably an obvious one and probably doesn’t need explaining but we tend to watch at least a couple of these at least once or twice a year.
- Lord of the Rings – By J.R.R Tolkien.
Another obvious one. I read The Hobbit to death as a child but had more trouble getting into Lord of the Rings but five or six years later when I turned 13 we got the Fellowship of the Ring on the big screen and I knew I needed to read these books immediately.
- The Perks of being a Wallflower – By Stephen Chobsky
Probably not an obvious choice for me as I’m a very Fantasy/Science Fiction based reader but I loved this intesnsely simple but deep book and is one of the instances when I watched the film first then knew I needed to read the book. There’s a kind of feeling you experience after reading a book like this and I got that after the film too which I think speaks volumes about it. I also loved that the same letter writing format was still used in the film and that Charlie’s poem is used because I adore it.
Honourable mention to Ready Player One – By Earnest Cline, this book is easily one of my top ten favourite books of all times, full of nerdy references which I’m the perfect age to get, quirky dialogue, a magnificent world and an intriguing story line this is a book I recommend anyone who loved the 80’s/90’s culture, plays video games or dungeons and dragons check this out because it’s a masterpiece. This get’s an honourable mention because the film will be out soon and from the trailers it looks pretty good and I’ll keep my fingers crossed but until I’ve seen it I can’t put it on the list sadly but I didn’t want to leave it out. Also The Princess Bride – by William Goldaman, I had it vying for that last spot but I didn’t overly enjoy the book after having watched the film over and over and knowing it by heart, but I wanted to mention it because it’s one of my favourite films.
I now want to go spend the rest of the day gorging myself on these films so if you need me I’ll be wrapped up on my sofa inside my blanket burrito eating cookies and drinking milk. I’m so very hardcore.
P.S Don’t forget to use the #SixforSunday hashtag on your blog of choice but more importantly (because this is where I’ll look!) on Twitter as inbetween film breaks I’ll totally be checking the hashtag out as will others. Also if you do this yourself let me know! Leave a link to your own post in the comments for me and I’ll check it out!