Movies based off books

I watched "Rebecca" and it was great! I definitely recommend watching it, even if you haven't read the book. It was a great representation of the story and while there were changes made to fit it into the 2 hour movie, they didn't disrupt the story at all. The only changes I was disappointed in were the details of Rebecca's death. The movie version made it less creepy and less romantic. In the book the main character loves Maxim through all of the horrors at Manderley. It wasn't as difficult for her to love him in the movie. Also, the movie has the main character starting to stick up for herself before she does in the book. Sure, it was great to see her sticking up for herself and I thought she should have sooner in the book, but it made Rebecca's presense in the movie more mellow. However, it was overall a great movie and I was actually surprised at how close the dialogue and scenes were to the book.

Here's a list of movies coming out this season that are based on books (I copied it from Jessica).

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City of Ember
The Secret Life of Bees
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Quantum of Solace
The Road
The Tale of Despereaux
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marley & Me
Revolutionary Road

I've read Ember, Twilight, and The Time Traveler's Wife. The Secret Life of Bees and Coraline have been on my TBR list since January. They are both listed under my challenges too. I picked a horrible time to read TSLOB because now I'm #100 in the reserve list at my library. I had no clue they were making a movie of it until it came out! I was also surprised to see "City of Ember" in the previews.

I'm most looking forward to seeing "Twilight" and "The Time Traveler's Wife." I can't wait!!

I know that Inkheart by Cornelia Funke is also going to be made into a movie, but I can't remember the release date. That's another book I've read and it's one of my favorites, so I can't wait to see the movie.

I think the most exciting things about movies being made from books is that then I can get my husband to share the joy of the stories. I would love for him to read all of these books, but since he won't he'll just have to watch the movies with me! Although he did read and love the Twilight books and he's taking me to see the movie (which is coming out on my birthday, Nov 21!).

Which of these have you read and which are you most excited about seeing at the movies? Are there any other movies that are being released that are from books that aren't on this list?

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Stacey said...

Of the books on your list I have read The Secret Life of Bees, The Time Traveler's Wife, Twilight, and The Tale of Despereaux. I'm planning on seeing all of them at the movies but am most excited about Twilight!

I totally agree with you about getting to share the stories with our husbands through movies. My husband isn't much of a reader either. I'm very impressed that you got yours to read the Twilight series! At least mine is cool with seeing just about any movie I want to see! It's still hard at times: I've been keeping quiet about how Harry Potter turns out because he's waiting on the movies. AAARGH!

Andi said...

Sooo many movies on this list that I'm excited to see. Twilight is probably at the very top of the list, though. :)

Stacey said...

Just another quick note: I saw The Secret Life of Bees today at the movies and I thought it was great. I don't usually say this, but I actually liked it better than the book! My husband enjoyed it too.

Andrea said...

I want to see that movie too. I'm trying to decide if I should read the book first though. I'm on the waiting list at the library, so it might be awhile!

Ashley said...

So many great books are being made into movies this fall. I saw The Secret Life of Bees and I thought it stayed pretty true to the book. I have a review of the movie on my site if you care to read it. I can't wait to see Time Traveler's Wife as well. I'm kind of iffy about it because it was such a great book. I'm just worried that I'll end up being disappointed.

As for Twilight, I just can't contain my excitement over that one. Boyfriend and I will be watching a program on TV and then the preview comes on during commercial. I stop what I'm doing and just stare (even though I've seen the preview a million times already thanks to youtube). When the preview is over I clap my hands like a dork and say, "Oooo I can't wait!! I can't wait!"

Like you, I'm a November baby and my birthday is the Friday after the Twilight release so I plan on treating myself to this one. My sister is driving up and we plan to see it as soon as I get off work. This is the one series I've gotten everyone to read this past year so tons of my friends plan to see it as well. We're all giddy as school girls!

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