Saturday, May 30, 2015

Armchair BEA Day Four: Book to Movie Adaptions

I tend to have a problem with most book to movie adaptions. Usually one is way better than the other and the endings are almost never the same. I tend to like to read the book first because in most cases the movie is different in some or all aspects. For instance I knew that Wayward Pines was being turned into a television show, so I finished the book before I started the show. Obviously, since the show is just starting, I can't yet tell you how the two compare.

One book that I really liked and also liked the movie was The Notebook. Yes, there were differences but I thought they were both well done.
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One of the movies that had the biggest difference from the book was Breaking Dawn (Part Two). I went to the theater with someone who had not read the book. I clearly remember saying "Wait, this didn't happen in the book. I won't spoil any of it for those who don't know the difference.

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A book that I recently finished was Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell. This would make an Awesome movie. It would scare the pants off of most horror fans, if it was done correctly.

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Frozen Charlotte is based on a real doll and a real song. The story is a cautionary tale concerning a young girl called Charlotte who refused to wrap up warmly to go on a sleigh ride to a New Year's ball. Upon arriving at the ball, her fiancĂ© discovers that she has frozen to death during the journey. The dolls were based on the song.  The name is used to describe a specific form of china doll made from c. 1850 to c. 1920. The dolls also used to be penny dolls because they cost a penny to buy. Most of the dolls were manufactured in Germany. The dolls were sometimes placed in puddings, as a prize, if you got the doll you won. Reminiscent of the dolls hidden in Kings Cakes at Mardi Gras.

I don't know if this sounds creepy to you but imagine many tiny busted dolls who have minds of their own, and a knack with needles. Believe me, the story is creepy!

What do you think? Would you watch a Frozen Charlotte movie? What book do you feel needs to be adapted into a movie?

2 comments:

  1. Nicholas Sparks books are among my very favorite movie adaptions. They usually do a great job with casting.

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  2. Still need to watch/read The Notebook. I keep hearing good things about it. Frozen Charlotte is one I want to add for my October read. Sounds creepy good ;-)

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