Archive | March 18, 2010

Books to Films Part 2 and Other Stuff

I started writing a blog yesterday, but was so incredibly tired just staying awake was taking up all my energy.  Feeling better today, so lets see if I can get further.

I really wanted to blog yesterday because I watched the movie of The Time Traveller’s Wife the night before.  Now, really, I don’t know why I did this.  Generally I hate films when I’ve already read (and loved) the book.  The Time Traveller’s Wife is my all time favourite book ever.  When I heard they were making it into a movie my heart sunk.  ‘But… but… it will wreck it for me.’

It didn’t wreck it.  It just made me want to read the book again – to feel the emotion of it.  I think the only reason I enjoyed the film was because I knew about it from the book.  Even the thought of the story make me want to cry it’s so nice.  Yeah I cried at the film, but lets face it, I do cry at nearly anything! 

I think the short and long of it is that in a book an author has 350 plus pages to get everything across.  The emotions, the build up, the story – everything.  A two hour movie can’t do that.  If it was a series, well maybe that would work. 

I also didn’t like the fact they changed the ending to TTTW.  It has the best build up and ending to anything EVER, and they changed it.  I was really upset about that.

I’ve decided I’m not going to watch any more films where I loved the book.  Twilight – not watching.  Anything else – not watching. 

Having said all that, I’m currently reading Sophie Kinsella’s Twenties Girl, and really think it would make a good movie.  But then, I did like the shopaholic movie.  Less than the book.  Maybe that’s because it’s a comedy romance rather than romance romance.  Aaha.  We might have something there.

I’ve been given the DVD and the book of Gone with the Wind.  Now, bearing in mind everything I’ve just said, I should probably watch the film before reading the book.  Or never watch the film?

Ok, I’ll move on from this. 

I’ve done loads of my writing course today.  When I say loads, it’s comparative.  Comparative to the last week where I’ve done nothing (except a bit on Friday).  I’ve even started a character profile for the MC of Italian Infatuation.  Maybe I should have done that before I wrote the first draft?  I’ve done loads for the two MCs for Holiday – and I’ve hardly started to write that.

I’ve not got time to proof read this before I leave work, but if I don’t post now I never will. Sorry if it’s bad.  🙂