Thursday, June 15, 2006

Just Let It Be a Book

I don't read much these days. I feel rather lame, uneducated and lazy, especially when Boat is ripping through a book a week, sometimes more and read over 52 last year alone. Maybe he's a bookworm, but at least he has the willpower to get through a whole novel without getting distracted and unmotivate, much like me.

The thing is, even though I don't read a lot, I don't want books to be turned into movies. Not even books I think would make great movies, because that doesn't usually work out.

Plus, it just takes all of the imagination out of the story. It puts a face to a character I've already assigned a face to. It creates tangible scenery that I've already drawn in my head.

I'm kind of upset that they are filming "Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing" right now...with SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR AND ALEC BALDWIN. Shit, I'll probably go and see the movie if it gets good reviews, but c'mon...Buffy and that asshole who's always on SNL?

Even though I'm not a fan of Dan Brown, at least not in the sense that I've read anything other than "The DaVinci Code", I still think they did a piss poor job making the movie version. Tom Hanks looked as if he wasn't even trying to act, like he knew this was going to make lots of money, so why bother. Audrey Tatou (whom I love), was too young and there was no chemistry between the two characters. That's not even the half of it. I mean, the story wasn't nearly as exciting as the page turner novel.

I haven't seen Memoirs of a Geisha, but I don't want to either. The book was good and I'm just going to leave it at that.

I just wish they'd leave my favorite books as they are: books. I could get into a whole other post about how I'm positive there are a ton of original scripts out there that aren't even read, but that's for another day.


Blogger bobeana said...

By and large I'm totally with you. Except for Dr. Zhivago. That's a brilliant book-based movie. Then again, it tends to seem less bad when you see the movie before you read the book.

And Memoirs of a Geisha was actually REALLY good. I read it a few years ago, so I don't remember all the details, but I think it stuck to the book pretty closely. Does the book have a happy ending?

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