day ten | 30 day book challenge

30 Day Book Challenge | Day 10 — Book-to-film adaptation(s): favorite(s), bad ones, ones you’d like to see

Fun! First, the good…

I mean, come on. Of course. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!! I will go to the mattresses defending The Godfather. This movie (and Part II) makes me an offer I won’t refuse. I will take the gun and leave the cannoli. Confession: I have not read the book! High on the list for 2013.

Many exist, but for this post I’m choosing one utterly cringe-worthy adaptation…

wild things are movie poster

<shudder> WHY did anyone think this would be a good idea? How do you make a nearly two-hour movie out of a book consisting of a mere ten sentences? Ugh. All the characters were insufferably annoying. Sure sure, the CGI was excellent and beautiful, but I found this film largely unwatchable.

A few I wouldn’t mind seeing on the big screen… IF done well, of course…

I’m sort of on the fence about Arcadia as a movie, though—mostly I think it would be better if it stayed in my post-read imagination, but on the other hand, I’d be curious to see how it would end up. I saw a fairly boring documentary on H.H. Holmes (the killer in The Devil in the White City), but I think Hollywood could maybe do the story one better. And I’ve read rumors that Gone Girl is actually in the works… so we’ll see how it goes!

What are your favorite book-to-film adaptations? What would you like to see made for the screen?

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