"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." (Francis Bacon)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Booked by 3 for November

Adaptations this time.

1. Books Made Into Movies (can include TV shows)
  • Do you prefer to read the book before or after seeing the movie?
  • Do you prefer to not see movies or TV shows made from your favorite books?
  • Do you prefer a faithful adaptation or does it not matter?

2. Novelizations of Movies/TV Shows
  • Do you read them?
  • Do you prefer reading them before or after seeing the movie/tv show?
  • Do you prefer a faithful adaption or does it not matter?

3. Miscellaneous
  • Are there books you'd love to see adapted for movies or TV shows or any you hope will never be adapted?
  • Do you envision favorite actors as characters while you read?
  • Are there adaptations you think are dead on or any that make you cringe?

Answer in the comments or answer on your blog and leave a link to your answers. I'll be back with my answers in a week or so. Or at least by the end of the month! :)

6 comments:

  1. 1. Books Made Into Movies (can include TV shows)


    Do you prefer to read the book before or after seeing the movie?

    If Ive seen the film, i dont read the book, and vice versa.

    Do you prefer to not see movies or TV shows made from your favorite books?

    Exactly - I just get narky when I cant recall whether what i'm seeing on film is the same as the book or not. My memory is very poor these days!
    Do you prefer a faithful adaptation or does it not matter?

    It HAS to be the faithful adaptation for me. Why change it for no good reason?
    2. Novelizations of Movies/TV Shows

    Do you read them? NO!
    Do you prefer reading them before or after seeing the movie/tv show?
    Do you prefer a faithful adaption or does it not matter?

    3. Miscellaneous

    Are there books you'd love to see adapted for movies or TV shows or any you hope will never be adapted?

    I find I'm usually disappointed with the movie version - books have so much more to offer!
    Do you envision favorite actors as characters while you read?

    prefer not to be influenced inthis way! prefer my own imaginings....

    Are there adaptations you think are dead on or any that make you cringe?Remember the THorn Birds??
    What a brilliant book, and what a TERRIBLE tv series!

    Really interesting blog Shelley, hope to come back soon, but as said elsewhere - spreading myself rather too thinly too often just now.
    Ciao!

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  2. http://veggiemomof2.blogspot.com/2007/11/booked-by-3-for-november.html

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  3. Can't say that it works as methodically as this. They're different media and enjoyed in different ways. You see/read one and then are exposed to the other.

    What is interesting, however, is the very high number of books that become successful movies. Many agents and producers actively seek out new titles and upcoming authors.

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  4. I haven't had many of the books I've read turned into movies mostly because I have a tendency to read non-fiction.

    However, with The Da vinci Code I was very happy with the movie adaptation. I even feel that it was necessary to read the book before seeing the movie as much of it didn't make sense without knowing the story.

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  5. Thanks for playing, Bimmy, Veggiemomof2, and Oscar.

    Yes, Michael, they are very different media, but it's just a harmless meme/game. Many people, myself included, have strong feelings about adaptations and as I was running low on questions for this monthly book meme, I thought it would be fun to see what people thought about this topic. :)

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  6. Hey Shelly,

    I missed last month so have sunk my teeth into November's Q's. Answers on my page. :)

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