“Timing is everything, in education as in many other fields. It’s not enough to teach well. You have to teach well to kids who are ready to learn, kids who are developmentally ‘ripe’ for learning.”
- Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax

Thursday, September 2, 2010

BBT: Film to Paper

Even though it’s usually a mistake (grin) … do movies made out of books make you want to read the original?

Of course!  There are a lot of books I've read because of seeing the movie, and usually, of course, the book is way better.  However, I appreciate the movie for making me aware of the book.  I recently read Cheaper by the Dozen, and that's a very amusing book.  The only similarity the movie has is that there are twelve kids.  I still like the movie though, just because it's fun.  I would like to see the original movie, because I've been told it actually is based on the book.  I've also been reading The Princess Diaries series which is way better than the movie.  The movie, again, has hardly anything in common with the book besides Mia finding out that she's a princess, and the second movie has nothing in common with any of the books.  The only thing I've read recently that I think isn't as good as the screen adaptation is The Vampire Diaries.  I watched the first season of this show and really liked it so I decided to read the books.  They are okay, but the TV show is actually way better.  The characters are better and the conflicts are better than in the books, and I actually like all of the changes they have made.  I guess it has an advantage because it is a TV show and they have plenty of time for character development and conflict, whereas a movie always has to leave things out because there just isn't enough time to fit it all in.

1 comment:

gautami tripathy said...

I do read certain books after watching a period drama. In a way it has only enhanced a movie. However, I don't like to watch movies after reading a book. Exceptions are there,
though!

Here is my BTT: Film to Books post!