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From a Fan to the Director That's Making My Favorite Book Into a Movie

I love books. Plain and simple, I love them. I love the words, and the descriptions, and the characters and the stories. I also love movies, with the music and actors and lines, and nothing is cooler than seeing a book I love get made into a movie. It’s a literal visualization of the pictures... (more)

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Oct 6, 2017 - Scott Jentsch VIP Member

Slavish interpretations can work, as evidenced by the first Harry Potter movie. I think it was a good way to begin the series. Then, as each installment went along, it found its own footing, while still keeping pretty true to the tone and spirit of the books.

The Hobbit movies, on the other hand, are a perfect example of how different a movie can be from its source material. They are decent movies, but nowhere near as good as the book upon which they are based. The entire spirit and tone of the book was changed. Both the book and the movie series can be appreciated on their own level, but they are not the same, to be sure. 

Oct 8, 2017 - Lauren J VIP Member

I agree with what you said about overstaying your welcome. It seems like a lot of movies and a couple of book series have had that happen. As for having an actor the right age, I agree. The Harry Potter movies did that pretty well. They had actors that were the same age as the characters and that felt really important. I can't wait for the next article! 

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