Friday, July 22, 2016

Feature & Follow Friday: 7/22/16


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This week's prompt: What are two of your favorite book-to-movie adaptations?

Let's face it, book-to-movie adaptations are always risky. The fans want to see perfect casting, and they had better not leave out any important scenes! I know we're all caught between being weary and excited when we see our favorite books coming to life on the big screen. Here are two that I personally enjoyed:


I still watch this movie all the time. I thought the cast did an excellent job and overall followed the book pretty closely. I know, they definitely left out some interesting scenes - come on, everyone wanted to see Edward lose an eye by butter knife. Luckily, they did end up filming it (and other scenes), and they can be found in the DVD extras. Here's the butter knife scene, though, if you're curious.



Obviously I must love Shailene Woodley's acting because she is also featured in my second pick. I probably should have listed this one first, because it may actually be my favorite book-to-movie adaptation. The Fault in our Stars was an amazing book, and the movie definitely did it justice. Shailene and Ansel Elgort had really great chemistry together, and although I knew what was coming, it didn't make the ending any less tragic. I remember seeing it in the theater. I went by myself, because I knew I would be a crying mess. I wasn't alone though; the whole theater was sobbing noisily along with me.

So what are your two favorite book-to-movie adaptations? Let me know in the comments, and if you have a FF post leave a link so I can visit yours as well!

12 comments:

  1. TFIOS is a wonderful movie, it doesn't matter how many times I see it, it would always make me cry!! It's really good!

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    1. Exactly. I don't think I could watch it without crying AT LEAST once. I think when I saw it in the theater, I pretty much cried through the whole thing, just because I knew what was coming.

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  2. I haven't read or seen either of your picks, but I think you are the only person I've seen who selected The Fault in Our Stars. Thanks for sharing the butterknife scene! Reminds me of Alias when an eyeball was removed with a spork!

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    1. A spork?! Haha nice...I never watched Alias but it looked like a good show.

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  3. I haven't read A Fault In Our Stars though it's been in my TBR for a long time! Following On GFC

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    1. It's definitely worth a read. The movie changed a few things (like all adaptations do), but overall it stayed very close to the book.

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  4. Really enjoyed the TFIOS movie, but I wasn't really a big fan of the Divergent book or movie. New follower via Bloglovin.

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    1. I don't think you're alone on Divergent. I think I actually liked the Divergent movie better than the book. The sequels and the corresponding movies I haven't been too fond of though.

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  5. Ohh great picks I did really like Divergent movie and books but I have not seen TFIOS yet but love the book as well but hopefully I can get TFIOS movie soon too watch it! Thank you for stopping by my #FFF. Old follower.

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  6. I still haven't seen Fault in Our Stars. I need to. Even my parents have seen it. I have to be in the right mood for a tearjerker though.

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  7. I should have put The Fault in Our Stars too! Good choice! Though I haven't read Divergent, I watched the movies and love them all. Shailene Woodley's is really a great actress!

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