Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I Heart YA #11: You Oughta Be In Pictures (WaWa)

Welcome to the 11th weekly I HEART YA Blog Carnival! I HEART YA is a Blog Carnival for readers, writers, and lovers of young adult fiction. Every Tuesday there will be a blogging prompt that celebrates my favorite reading genre --YA fiction. Bloggers are invited to write their own take on the topic and post a link in the comment section, or if you prefer just put your thoughts in the comments. Either way, if you own a blog, grab the button to show your pride, and add your link to the list below. If you're not sure what to do, go to the I HEART YA tab for more details. 


In honor of this week's release of Hunger Games, and the frenzy it has caused, I figured it would be a good time to talk about Books Being Made Into Movies. I have mixed feelings on the subject. I think it's a difficult thing to pull off: that transition from book to movie. If the Hollywood folk's try to include everything in the book they end up with a monster of a movie. Yet if they start taking things out, there's disappointment. I usually like to see the movie first. That way I don't have any expectations. But that's a little tough to do when the movie is based on something like Hunger Games. No way I could skip that just so I won't be disappointed in the movie.


So what about you? Do you love book remakes? Hate them? Is there one coming up you can't wait to see? Or something you're wishing would be made? Maybe you have one you just want to chat about. The field's wide open this week!



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13 comments:

  1. You like to see the movies first? That's an interesting approach. I usually just accept that I'm going to be disappointed by the movie--and then occasionally I'm pleasantly surprised. :)

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    1. Yes, that is the best approach. I think it's like that with any movie that I've heard talked up. I tend to be disappointed when I would have enjoyed it if I'd gone in with no expectations. I think that's why I like the movie first pattern. I don't know what to expect, so I enjoy it more. That is as long as they tell a coherent story (another hard task with books turned movie). Thanks for your thoughts!

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  2. Oh yes but I love movies. I know they aren't always the same and sometimes, most times if you compare the movie to the book you will be disappointed. So I try not too. I go see a movie and just go to enjoy it. I loved the HP movies, but to be fair I started watching them and didn't read the books til movie 5 lol. I think because I love movies so much I can look at them as individual entities. IMDB.com has a ton of books that may be made into movies and I'm stoked. Would love to see any of the books I read turn into movies.

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    1. I hear you Eve! I was actually going to post the question: What book would you like to see turned into a movie? But then I found that IMDB list and realized they're making (tentative I guess) plans for every one I could think of. I think that's great for us and the authors.

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  3. Ha! I have a very similar post today. I think books and movies each have there place. I also try to go into a movie that is made from a book with the understanding that they just can't do it all. And it's Hollywood so they are going to focus on what puts butts in seats. ;0)

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  4. Oh and just put your beautiful blog tour button on my blog. Can't wait for this to come out. Well I can, cause I've read it, BUT I can't wait for other people to read it.

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    1. Aw thanks Jenny! I'll be sending invites with details about the tour tonight (or more likely) in the morning. I'll be so happy to have you part of it!

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  5. I'm with Susan. I prefer the book first. It's the same with musicals turned movies...I want to see it on the stage first.

    My thing is, I love fresh fiction. I'm not a rerun watching person, so I want to read/watch the best version (book/stage) before seeing the movie.

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    1. I love that perspective! Best one first. I like to eat my dessert first too. =)

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  6. I'm a book first type of person too. And I also set my standards for the movie kind of low, just because I get so disappointed when my mental picture of the characters and events and etc. don't match up with what the movie shows. I don't know why I can't just appreciate both...!

    Here's my post: http://pidginpeasbooknook.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-heart-ya-carnival-8-you-oughta-be-in.html

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  7. Mmm, for me, if it's something that was introduced to me as a film, I see the movie. If it's great, I'll read the book. If its something introduced to me as a book, I'll read the book. If it's great, I'll see the movie.

    I kind of put a different spin on this question, and I've got one for you!
    It's here.

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    1. Just commented on your post - love it!

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  8. I agree with Cara. If I happen to see the movie of something first, I'll want to read the book. I did this with the Gormenghast mini-series on BBC. I really wanted to read that book!

    But if I read the book first and I love that, I can't wait to see it as a movie. I'm late, but I have a book that I would so love to see made into a movie. In fact, I wonder if it was written with that in mind.

    Don't Read After Midnight

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