Book vs. Movie - A discussion

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Taking stories out of books and making them into movies seems to be a popular trend in Hollywood. Here are some of the more recent cases:

Inkheart - by Cornelia Funke
Slumdog Millionaire (book title: Q&A) - Vikas Swarup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn
Nights in Rodanthe - Nicholas Sparks
Tales of Despereaux - Kate Dicamillo
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Twilight - Stephanie Meyer



Have you seen any of them, or read the books that they were based on? How do you think they compare? What are your thoughts on the general practice of translating books into movie form? Do you have any favorite movies that were once books, or vice versa? I want to know your thoughts. For a more extensive (though probably not comprehensive) list, check out http://www.ocl.net/bookinfo/if/movies.shtml

26 comments:

Ashlie Dalton said...

I've seen Benjamin Button, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and The Kite Runner. I've read Twilight. I would have to say that books are ALMOST ALWAYS better than the movie.

Aelysium said...

I agree, books are almost always better than the movie. There is a rare exception when I like the movie better because I saw the movie first. The key word in that sentence is 'rare'. The Lord of the Rings trilogy sticks out in my mind as a set of movies that I think was just as good as the books, though.

I love it when I see a great movie and then find out that it's based on a book, because that means that the book is probably even better, and I'm in for a great read.

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