Over the past few years the number of books being turned into movies seems to have drastically increased (I blame Twilight!), or maybe I'm just noticing it more now because it's more of the books that I happen to read that are being turned into movies.
I've seen some good adaptions and some bad ones and I think they tend to fall into four catagories:
- Movies that stay relatively true to the books original story and it works, the movie is good.
- Movies that stay true to the books but it doesn't work and the movie is bad.
- Movies that are only loosely inspired by the books, they change things but the movie is good in it's own right.
- Same as above only the movie is just bad.
Of course, there has also been an increase in the books being turned into TV shows too (True Blood, Vampire Diaries).
1. Books to movies/TV shows, yay or nay?
2. Do you prefer the movies to stay true to the books or would you rather they make the best possible movie they can using ideas from the book?
3. What are your favourite and least favourite movies based on books?
4. Out of all the books that are now possibly being turned into movies (Fallen, Shiver, Paper Towns, City of Bones, The Host, The Hunger Games etc.) which are you most looking forward to?
5. Are there any books you would not want to see turned into movies?