27 May 2011

BOOK BLOGGER HOP #8

Over to this weeks Book Blog Hop, hosted by Jen at Crazy For Books. This week's question comes from Britta who blogs at I Like These Books:

“WHAT BOOK-TO-MOVIE ADAPTATION HAVE YOU MOST LIKED? WHICH HAVE YOU DISLIKED?”

I really enjoyed the movie adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s ‘The Golden Compass’ – it was steampunk, spectacular, visually beautiful, and felt very true to the original story. It was just such a shame that they never made books #2&3 into films either.

I also really enjoy watching Neil Gaiman’s ‘Coraline’. I love the animation, the colours, everything!

Despite the fact that pretty much every book is better than its film version, I can’t really think of any films that I dislike per say. But if I had to pick my least favourite adaptation, I would pick  the Narnia series. For some reason the actors playing the siblings just gripe me. I don’t know why – I know it’s irrational – but there it is. It wouldn’t stop me from the films, but it would be like an itch I needed to scratch.

How about you? What film adaptations do you love/hate?

3 comments:

Kaity said...

I enjoy the world in the Narnia movies but I agree that something isn't working with the actors. The actor who played Peter was the only one I found acceptable.

Thanks for stopping by Bitten Books :)

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Hmm, damn, that's a tough one. I loved Interview With the Vampire in film more than the book (with the exception of Antonio Banderas :P). I'm the kind of guy who tries to see the films for their own merits rather than comparing them with the books, so I usually enjoy them. The 1960 adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine is also a classic.

I'm gonna jump on the Narnia bandwagon too on this one. I don't think I've been able to finish watching any of the movies in their entirety.

kaye (paper reader) said...

Those are two movies that I can't believe I haven't seen as I've been excited about them since before they were released. Thanks for reminding me, perhaps I can find them on Netflix.

I'd probably have to say I loved Jurassic Park and Lord of the Rings. Fight Club and Requiem for a Dream were also brilliant.

Least favorite...Troy. It hurt my little Classics student heart.