FROM BOOKS TO SCREEN
I recently started watching DVDs of the HBO series True Blood, and I'm really enjoying them. I haven’t read Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series, but you can bet I’ve put them on my to-be-read pile! I wonder if they’re as good as the TV show, or better. I wonder about their similarities and differences. (I can get nerdy about these kinds of analyses...
This got me thinking about books to movies and books to television. This past summer, I saw The Time Traveler’s Wife on the big screen, five years after I read the book that became one of my all-time favorites. I enjoyed the movie, and I’d recommend it, but for some reason it didn’t evoke the strong feelings in me that the book did.
In general, I don’t like the movie version as much as the book version of any given story. I think it’s because when I read a book, I can create mental images about the characters and what they’re going through, and in the end, that just might be more powerful than having images presented to me on a silver platter.
What do you think? Are there any movies you actually liked better than the book?
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