The only thing I love as much as reading books is watching movies.
And movies made from books seem like such a good idea--but I have found that usually I either like one or the other more.
So I'm not sure how I feel about Twilight by Stephenie Meyer being made into a movie.
On one hand, the actors don't really do justice to the ones in my head and I 'm a little peeved that they didn't actually film it in Forks, WA. Because I live an hour from Forks in Port Angeles--remember Port Angeles is where she got attacked in an alley after she got lost? (Though, um...it would be REALLY hard to get lost here. Downtown is six blocks.)
I got to thinking about how people say the movie is never as good as the book--and I realized that I am kind of the opposite.
For instance, my favorite movie of all time is The Princess Bride. The book? Not so much. There was way too much author intrusion. The story should have been the story.
Another? Sex and the City. I haven't seen the movie yet but I own the series. I adore the series. I. Hated.The.Book. Not just a little either. The things that made the show so compelling were conspicuously absent from the pages of the book.
Other movies I enjoyed more than the book were Practical Magic, Jurassic Park, Terms of Endearment, It, and um....any John Grisham movie cuz I just can't get into the books.
But then...there were some stinkers too. For instance, I love the cartoon adaptation of the Grinch....but hate the Jim Carrey one.
And Circle of Friends is a push because I enjoyed both, but the book had so many more layers.
So...what about you? What are your favorite adaptations and which do you wish would be sucked into a black hole?