Friday, January 30, 2015

Wait... There's a Book?

I love books... everyone knows that. I also love movies... which everyone also knows. So when there is a book that gets turned into a movie, I'm a very happy girl. Even happier when I watch a movie that I love and realise after the fact that it was adapted from a book, because then I've got a new book on my list.

How To Train Your Dragon, is a great example. One of my favourite movies, ever. The animation is charming, I have a soft spot for vikings, and there are lessons to share with the kids. Lessons about accepting  people's differences, about not judging a book (or dragon) by it's cover, about working together. See? Lessons! So when I found out that it was also a book - nay, a series of books - I was pretty darn excited. And Then Beege read them, and then Kee read them... *sigh*... so happy. 


The Lorax, which I can't recommend enough, is a wonderful adaptation of the book which, by the way, everyone should read to their children. Then there's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (which is nothing like the book - but both fun), The Very Hungry Caterpillar (beautiful art, great for the little guys), Harold and the Purple Crayon (again, great for the little guys). Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, World War Z, The Book Thief... there are so many great adaptations to enjoy.

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104 comments:

  1. I also loved How To Train Your Dragon, but I haven't read the books yet.
    Definitely when Malcolm is a bit older!

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  2. I love reading books and then watching the movie (or even reverse order). I had seen LOTR a million times before reading the books. Then I read the books, and when I watched the movies again it was like seeing them for the first time. Amazing!

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  3. I loved Gone With the Wind!

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  4. How to Train Your Dragon is brilliant! I didn't know it was a book series. That's pretty cool. Fave book to movie adaptation is currently the LOTR films (not the Hobbit ones) as I'm a huge fan of both

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  5. I would argue that World War Z is not a good adaptation, since the only thing the movie has in common is the title. That being said, making one choose a favourite adaptation is just cruel ;) The animated Grinch movie is pretty awesome. And old school.

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  6. Matilda is one of my favorites! So cute

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  7. I keep hoping for "The Alchemist".
    Harry Potters were great. "Like Water for Chocolate"

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  8. I think it still has to be Anne of Green Gable for me.

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  9. If I read the book I won't see the movie and vica versa. The voices never match up.... :)

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  10. We love Netflix and we couldn't live without it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Hmm hard one to Answer , but honestly The Stand by Stephen King, love all his books and the movies were great to

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  12. If comic books count, am a huge fan of Deadpool and am looking forward to the movie, lol. While I loved movies like Harry Potter, I never got around to reading the books for them.

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  13. I'm going to have to go with the Harry Potter series, or Lord of The Rings. Both were wonderfully done!

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  14. Tuck Everlasting only for sentimental reasons (Sabrina Tong)

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  15. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.... also Harry Potter, and Narnia.
    Ashley Jordan - ajordan030489@hotmail.com

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  16. Reading the book first almost always ruins the movie for me, too many pieces of the puzzle missing. I'd rather watch the movie first then read the book to fill in the blanks.

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  17. I don't have a favourite, just enjoy movies!

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  18. Its not a movie, but I love the walking dead series. The comic books were amazing to read. The show is awesome!

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  19. Ooh..Sense and Sensibility for sure! But we just watched Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and it was good too!

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  20. wow..so many to choose from but i think my fave is The Notebook

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  21. The Silence of the Lambs! What a classic!

    Lori R Jackson

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  22. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  23. the harry potter series - a wonderful suprise

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  24. Bridget Jones's Diary.

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  25. I would have to say Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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  26. Anne of Green Gables it is. loved both the books and movies.

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  27. silence of the lambs,,, love it @pattygeorge2009

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  28. Probably L.A. Confidential - but the book is just so different from the film

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  29. The wizard of oz is my favorite book to movie transformation.

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  30. Wow reading through the posts, there are so many that are good ones.

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  31. Lord of the Rings! jazzbourret@gmail.com

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  32. Hunger Games!

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  33. Eat Pray Love! Read and watched, Loved them both!

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  34. Stephen King's Rose Red.

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  35. Life of Pi - the movie was just how I imagined from reading the book

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  36. Love "The Bridges of Madison County". Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood nail it.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  37. How about book to tv show? Game of Thrones for sure

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  38. Harry Potter and the lion, the witch and the wardrobe

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  39. Any Nicholas Sparks novel/movie is my fave

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  40. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series

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  41. Definitely The Hunger Games. (Judy Cowan)

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  42. The Hunger Games - loved the books and the movies

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  43. The help both the book and movie were good

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  44. Wow this is a difficult choice but my favourite book to film movie is The Notebook! :)

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  45. My favorite would be " A River Runs Through It " love the story

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  46. Harry Potter - we love the whole series of books and movies!

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  47. Definitely the Hobbit or Harry Potter.

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  48. .....THE BIBLE...HEY IT HAS LOTS OF BOOKS AND THEY'RE ALL TRUE !!!!

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  49. The Hobbit, my son and I read the book and then we watched the movie together..special memories made

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  50. Lord of the Rings is my favorite!

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  51. Harry Potter is my favourite book-to-film movie.

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  52. Bailey Dexter OMG I loved the Green Mile, but another great one was How to kill a mocking bird!

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  53. I love the Harry Potter series both movies and books!!

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  54. no favorite as there are too many good ones out there

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  55. Lord of The Rings!
    jan

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  56. So many good ones but The Notebook will always be my favorite for the memories it brings back.

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  57. My Sisters Keeper.
    Florence C

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  58. My favorite is A Walk to Remember.

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  59. The fault in our stars (Tammy Dalley)

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  60. The Notebook

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  61. The Notebook great book and movie.

    Londia

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  62. I've been reading the Outlander books for the last 6 months or so. The tv series is beautiful and really well adapted.

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  63. Misery from Stephen King!

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  64. Normally if i really enjoy a book and a movie is made of it i don't watch it, the few times I have the movie doesn't do the book justice. So, if i had to pick something it would be, Angel and Demons-love the book.

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