Thursday, September 2, 2010

Film to Paper

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. This weeks question:
Even though it’s usually a mistake (grin) … do movies made out of books make you want to read the original?
The simple answer for this question is yes.  Of course, I'm not going to leave it at just a one word response.  I recently watched the movie Ghost Writer with Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan.  I didn't know that it was based on a book when I rented the movie for my husband and I to watch.  At the end of the movie (which I thought was excellent, by the way) I found myself yearning for more details and wishing it was based on a book.  I did a little research and was quite pleasantly surprised to learn that the book is called The Ghost by Robert Harris.

Another book/movie combo that I've just recently learned about is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.  I saw the preview for the movie when I went to see The Girl Who Played With Fire with one of my closest friends.  I definitely want to read this book now.  I probably will see the movie as well, once it comes to Netflix.

I will add that I almost always like the book better than the movie.  Of course, being an avid reader, that's no big surprise.

1 comment:

  1. 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,

    Here is my BTT: Film to Books post!