Friday, May 27, 2011

Book Blogger Hop Day: May 27-29

Book Blogger Hop
As Crazy For Books says:

Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTis an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!

This week's question is:

 "What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked?  Which have you disliked?"

My Answer: This is a tough one, but if I have to choose, I'd say Memoirs of a Geisha is one of the best book-to-movie adaptations I've seen.  Even though the movie condensed the story, it kept enough of the novel to really show Sayuri's life in such a beautiful visual setting.  I was not at all happy with the movie adaptation of Blood and Chocolate.  It was as if the director threw out the original story and just kept the names of characters.  Even the setting was different, and it felt so very wrong I just couldn't get through the entire movie.  I would recommend that people either only read the book or watch the movie first then read the book.  

This week on Denim-Jacket Librarian Dishes:


  1. I have to agree with you there, Memoirs of a Geisha is one of the few films that are good even though they modify the book plot!

  2. I completely agree, in fact, I prefer the movie to the book.
    Have a good weekend.

  3. Memoirs of a Geisha is sitting on my shelf - and I've seen it mentioned a few times while hopping around. Dare I say it, but I actually hadn't realised they'd turned it into a movie so perhaps I've just found my weekend activity!

  4. I definitely agree with you on both. Memoirs of a Geisha was both a good book and a good movie. Blood and Chocolate was one of my favorite books when I was a kid and seeing the ruin of a movie just made me sad. It felt like part of my childhood had been ripped from me.

  5. I have yet to read Memoirs of a Geisha, but I loved the movie.

    Have a great weekend!

    Beyond strange new words

  6. Let’s kick off Memorial Day Weekend with some scandal and controversy.

    I absolutely loved every minute of the Lord of the Rings films and felt they hit the mark when they brought Tolkien’s masterpiece to the big screen.
    (ducking as rotten tomatoes are thrown at me as the torches are lit and the pitchforks raised)

    Wait, wait. I can explain! Hop on over to my blog and hear me out –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor

  7. I ahven't watch either of those movies *hangs head* But at least I have heard of them;)

    New follower here!!

    Hoping through on the blog hop. Have a great weekend! Here's ours:)


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