Tell Me Something Tuesday #11
|March 5, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Tell me something Tuesday|
Welcome to my weekly meme Tell Me Something Tuesday where I ask you something and you tell me the answer!! It’s as simple as that and I thought it would be a great way for all of us bloggers to get to know one another! So this is how it works: I post a question here on my blog and then i give my answer. I invite all the bloggers to take the question and post it on their blog with their answer and we can hop around and see what everyone says! If you are a blogger don’t forget to leave your link at the bottom of this post! If you aren’t a blogger – that’s okay too!! Leave your answer in the comments section!
Tell Me Something:
Do you usually like the book better than the movie or the movie better than the book? What is your favorite book to movie adaptation you have ever seen?
I figured after wallomping myself last week with that hard question I would give myself a break with this week’s TMST post. LOL. This is an easy question to answer for me but I am really interested to hear your answers because I love to watch movies and I love to read.
For me personally, I usually like the book better than the movie when a book is adapted to film. I think that is because books have more time. More time to go into detail and the reader really gets to learn about the characters and get to know them. We learn about all those little things that make them real to us. (or to me, lol).
I will say that I DO like to watch movies adapted from books because its always nice to see the worlds I’ve imagined in my head up on screen, see them come to life. I like to see who is cast for the characters roles and see if they match what I imagined. Quite often the movies fall short of my expectations but that doesn’t really mean that I didn’t enjoy the movie.
There have been instances where I enojoyed the movie more than the book. Such as I am Number Four. I read the book then watched the movie and for some reason the book just didn’t draw me in like I thought it would. But it seemed so much more captivating on screen.
I also really enjoyed the adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. I thought Kiera Knightley and the entore cast was breathtaking and I was completely captivated while watching the movie. It’s definitely a movie I would watch again and again.
Another movie adaptation I enjoyed was Beastly. This really pulled to my romance side. LOL. I was surprised I liked it because he looks so different in the movie than in the book. in the book be was more “beast – like” more Werewolfy…. LOL!!! BUt surprisingly I liked the way he looked in the movie too. It was different and unique.
I have to admit that one of th most disapointing adaptations of a book that I have seen is Twilight. I really enjoyed reading the series and while I loved the setting of the movie some of the other aspects fell short for me. A lot of the cast just didn’t match what I saw in my head to what I saw on screen. I thought Robert Pattison looked the part and of course, I like Jacob. Bella looked the part too, but I wasn’t sure about her portrayl of Bella. I do think that the other Twilight movies have been a lot better but considering the high profile and popularity of this book I really thought that the first movie would be better.
So that is my answer for this week’s Tell Me Something Tuesday!! I cannot wait to read your answers!
Before I go I will post next week’s question:
Have you ever participated in a Book Club, Buddy Read or Read Along? Did you enjoy it? Why or Why not?
I will also be announcing something special next week so stay tuned!! (hint: it may or may not have to do with the question! lol)
I hope to see you all then!