Friday, 13 April 2012

Follow Friday (9)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read
The question that everyone was asked this week was:

What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaptation of because you think the movie could never live up to the book?

Every book. I am always nervous to see a film adaptation of a book that I've read because I've already got it all imagined in my head and it couldn't possibly be portrayed exactly the same way on screen. Although I was majorly excited to see The Hunger Games recently, I was also a little scared incase I didn't like it as much as I loved the book. I didn't enjoy the film as much as the book, yet I still loved it (much like the Harry Potter series and films).
Anyway, to answer the question properly, I am most nervous to see my favourite book adapted into a movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. IMDB states that filming has been completed, but it isn't released until earlier this year. I don't quite understand how they'll do this story justice on the big screen, but I do hope that they manage it.


  1. I'm excited to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower! Mostly because it's got Ezra Miller as Patrick, and that kid is just amazing. I'm also curious about Emma Watson. Not sure about Nina Dobrev in there, but I think she can pull it off. So yeah, I'm quote optimistic about this movie. :)

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  2. Oh, I have never read that book.
    I actually rarely worry about movie adaptations because I've been introduced to many of the books I love because of movies and mini-series :D

  3. I m super worried about this movie too...I just feel like they are going to ruin the magic that is this novel.

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  4. I'm always nervous about film adaptations of books, and this book in particular. I hope it does the book justice, because I loved it when I read it!

  5. I agree it's always quite difficult, mainly with the books we love.

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  6. Old follower here. I hope they do your book justice. My favorite book "Ella Enchanted," got turned into a movie and they completely bastardized it. Ugh. But you know Logan Lerman and Emma Watson are both very competent actors.

  7. OH! I need to read this book before the movie is released! I was not aware they were making a movie.

    I wouldn't be able to answer this question - I enjoy the book to movie experience and am always curious how someone might translate a store to the big screen and usually don't mind too much if they do-over a few things.

  8. I am convinced that a movie (or even a trilogy of movies for that matter) would ruin The Silmarillion. So I vote for a television series and then such a story can be told in a format that wouldn't sacrifice content for a time limit.


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