Monday, April 11, 2011

Top Ten Books I'd Like to See Made Into Movies


Top Ten Books I'd Like to See Made Into Movies

These Is My Words by Nancy Turner- I realize it would have a Western feel to it, and I don't normally like Westerns. However, I would love to see Jack and Sarah's love story on the screen.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart- Fun and feminist. That is all.

Looking for Alaska by John Green- Really, I'd love to see any of his books made into movies.

Impossible by Nancy Werlin- This or Extraordinary- my two favorite Werlin books.

Room by Emma Donoghue- It would be a hard movie to watch, but so worth it. Love this book.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood- One of my favorite dystopian novels on the screen? That would be awesome.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano- Another great dystopian novel, actually similar to The Handmaid's Tale.

And for my last three... book to movie adaptions already in the works that I simply cannot wait to see:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) by J.K. Rowling- I am so excited to see this, but I will also be sad when it's over.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett- Loved the book, and I love Emma Stone (she'll be playing Skeeter).

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins- I know some people have complained about the casting, but I think the actors appear to be more talented than another extremely popular movie (coughcough::twilight::coughcough).

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18 comments:

  1. I think there actually was a movie version of The Handmaid's Tale, but it's from like 20 years ago and I totally think they should do a new one! Doesn't it seem like they're redoing all the old movies, anyway? It's kind of like they're saying "Hey, now we REALLY know how to do it." :)

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  2. I thought there might be a movie of that. Maybe I'll see if my library system has it. And they are definitely returning to old ideas. I tend to think they do it out of lack for new ideas and the belief that they can do it better. But I've always been a bit pessimistic. :)

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  3. Great list- I loved These is My Words and I think it would make a great movie (and I do love me a western- so no problems there!)

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  4. I put Paper Towns on my list. It was my favorite of John Green's books.
    I also thought about putting Wither on my list. I don't know how I would feel about seeing it on screen though.

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  5. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks was going to go on my list but I'm not sure why I didn't. It would seem like a fun movie and I'm also looking forward to The Hunger Games!

    My Top Ten List

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  6. The Handmaids Tale movie came out in 1984 or 1986, I think. Old follower, its pretty graphic the movie though. Its an R18. www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

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  7. I cannot wait to see The Hunger Games made into a movie! Sadly, I haven't read any of the other books on your list.

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  8. Room is an interesting one - think it would be a really difficult movie to watch but it's such an awesome story.

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  9. I thought Impossible would make a great movie too as would Looking for Alaska. I also think Paper Towns would be fun, and like everyone else I cannot wait to see the Hunger Games.

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  10. These is My Words is a great choice. Somehow I feel The Help is in development. Are you working on this for us, Oprah?

    Here's my post for today's Top Ten Tuesday.

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  11. I thought about Disreputable History but it didn't quite make my list. Room is an interesting choice, too!

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  12. Excellent choices! i have Frankie and Looking for Alaska on my list as well. And i agree an updated Handmaid's Tale might be in order.

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  13. nice list, I hope the Hunger Games turns out better than Twilight. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  14. I agree with all your book to movie adaptions currently in progress. I think Room would also be an incredibly emotional movie to watch but a really amazing one too.

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  15. Great choices, waiting for Hunger Games.

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  16. Room is on my TBR list - I'd be curious about a movie too. Would be interesting . . .

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  17. Interesting choices! I too would like to see a few of those made into movies!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

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