30 day book challenge - DAY TEN.
10. Name five absolutely great film adaptations of books.
The book is always better, but that said, I really enjoy these adaptations:
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy, because they are excellent. Especially the extended.
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, despite some rather large differences. Adheres to the spirit of the original and fantastic acting. Almost perfect Nurse Ratched.
- Fight Club, because just as awesome as the book. In that sort of grungy, oh-god way.
- Controversial opinion: I really love the Keira Knightley adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (gasp! more than the Colin Firth version) because I think it’s perfectly cast and she is such a very good, lively Lizzie.
- Said The Shining first, but just remembered that I watch Girl with a Pearl Earring much more often and do love the way it interpreted the novel. So that. Also Scarlett Johansson :D
@12 months ago
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30 day book challenge - DAY FOUR.
4. Characters you hate and which books they’re from
First off, let me clarify that “hate” is usually too strong a word. In general, I do dislike a lot of characters - mostly because they are weak in a “I am now going to lash out to better people” type of way [see Ruth, William,…]. Weakness always bothers me more than outright evil. Also bad is characters who are destructive AND self-righteous. Killer combo right there.
Characters I’ve felt negatively about include:
@1 year ago
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- Ruth, Never Let Me Go
- Tom Buchanan, The Great Gatsby [because ARGH YOU AAAARGHH]
- Honestly, most of the people in Wuthering Heights - a book blog post about this is still to follow.
- William Rackham, The Crimson Petal and the White
- Shaddam Corrino, Dune and its preludes [because incompetent AND destructive? GREAT. Just great.]
- several others, but these stand out.