Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Ten Books I Would Love To See as a Movie





I almost never see a wonderful book made into a wonderful movie.

I hesitate, then, to condemn a great book
to new life as a bad movie.

I'm afraid I have to say that
I'd rather keep my wonderful books
as wonderful books.

My short answer is none.

How about you?
Are there movies you would, bravely,
have made from your favorite books?




Re-posting, from April of 2011, 
a previous blog post with this prompt,
in its entirety.  Here's the original, with comments.


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

26 comments:

  1. I love your short answer, even though I created a list of my own :)

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  2. hahaha Brilliant! Solidarity!!

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  3. I've been lucky enough that my favorite book, "Chiefs" by Stuart Woods was made into a mini-series (may years ago) AFTER I read the book. Just chance. Now books I would rather they NOT make into a movie... "Fifty Shades of ***" Hated those books(well, at least the first two as I quit reading them.)

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  4. I've had bad luck with movies made from books. I've been warned, repeatedly, against the Wrinkle in Time movie.

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  5. Yes, maybe a new prompt: Books Which Might Be Better as a Movie....

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  6. Haha, I love your sassy answer! :D Even though, I think I made list while thinking that we lived in a perfect world and the movies wouldn't turn out to be tacky. :)

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  7. What a great answer! I agree that you don't want your books to be ruined by movies, but isn't it always fun to see a book adapted to a movie? I love comparing characters and plot lines from the book and the movie.
    Thanks for checking out my TTT list!

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  8. None is a brilliant answer!

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  9. Great answer. They ruined Eragon. Although, I would love some epic movie on the rest of the Inheritance series--but they would have to have a different producer and director, actors, etc.

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  10. I love how you've done your list this week! Ha!

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  11. lol, great response! xD

    My TTT

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  12. Fantastic response, Deb, although it does make me sad to hear you've never really seen a super decent book-to-film adaptation. It's hard because I'm normally a bookish purist but since I ADORE movies so much, I try really hard to watch the film before I read the book (I tend to be more forgiving that way). Hopefully some day you'll find an adaptation that you absolutely love!

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  13. I've seen some wonderful movies made from books (here is my list of Best Movies Made From Books) but I've never seen a movie made from a wonderful book that was better than the book. And I love movies, too.

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  14. Fried Green Tomatoes is the only movie I liked better than the book. Oh, and The Hours was quite good, too.

    I'm worried about The Book Thief, but I'll probably still watch it.

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  15. I totally see your point but I would miss books not being turned into movies :) Julia @ StylishintheStacks

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  16. This probably would have been my answer if the prompt hadn't allowed for a perfect world. I'm too attached to my books.

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  17. I've never read the book or seen the movie of Fried Green Tomatoes, Les. Loved both the book and the movie of The Hours...but the book was better!

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  18. Agreed! I think the book version is always better than the movie version ;)

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  19. That's an interesting answer! :P Usually tv and movie apadptions of books are quite poor, but there are some (like the Harry Potters) that have been pretty good! Thanks for stopping by my TTT post. :)
    Happy Reading! :D

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    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

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  20. In a way, I agree. I mean, what if the director/production can't get the casting right? =3=
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

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  21. I agree. But a movie is a movie, a book is a book. I'm try to separate this, even if the film is based on a good book. For a movie can be good as a movie, if you do not resemble the movie with the book it is based on. That`s is my opinion :)

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  22. LOL! I used to agree with you but over the past several years I've found a few gems (Under the Tuscan Sun movie was so much better, and Secret Life of Bees was close). I never read The Hunger Games but I LOVED the movie. Now I'm afraid to read the books!!!

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  23. Stacy, I'm thinking about Under the Tuscan Sun. Good example of a movie that is as good as the books. But I'd say that the movie was not made from the book, but was inspired by the book. My two cents.

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