Musing Monday (Aug 17)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about movies …


How do you react to movies made of your favourite books (or even not-so-favourite books)? Do you look forward to seeing them, or avoid them? Do you like to have read the book before seeing the movie?



PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.



I don't really go to the movies a lot, but lately I feel like all the movies I've seen (or want to see) are based on books. I saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince not too long ago, and My Sister's Keeper just this week. I haven't gotten to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas yet, but I will, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing Coraline and The Time Traveller's Wife.

I usually feel a mix of excitement and apprehension when there's a new book>movie coming out. Part of me so looks forward to seeing how they'll present the story, how it'll look, how it will hold up to my imagination. But at the same time, I usually feel very nervous, thinking that there's no way it can ever hold up to the book - all the more so if it's a favourite of mine.

If it's a book that has been on my to-read pile, I always try to get to it before the movie comes out (Inkheart, for instance), even if it means bumping it up on the pile.

43 comments :

Jenny Girl said...

OMG I am first! What up girl? Hope this finds you well and that you has a lovely weekend.
Here's my musing

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday! :)

Susan B. Evans said...

I usually like seeing books made into movies. Here's my musing...

Debbie's World of Books said...

Here is my post Debbie's World of Books

judys424 said...

have a great week! Mine's here:

http://judys424.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/musing-monday-6/

Kim said...

Happy Monday!
Here is mine:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/08/monday-and-books.html

bibliophile23 said...

I just posted mine here.

Bryan R. Terry said...

Mine just went up here: http://bryansbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays-dont-judge-book-by-its.html

Bryan R. Terry said...

Bytheby ... Earth Abides is one of my top ten favorite books. Incredible story, and I have a somewhat tenuous personal connection to it: my wife's great-aunt studied under and was a teaching assistant to George R. Stewart at UC Berkeley post-WWII.

gautami tripathy said...

Here is my musing:

Mondays: Musings/Whereabouts

Yvonne said...

Mine is here

caite said...

hmmm.... can't find my little hypertext thingie at the moment, but here is my answer...

http://caitesdayatthebeach.blogspot.com/2009/08/take-oneaction-on-musing-monday.html

Lisa said...

My Musing is here:

http://southerngal-lisa.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays-movies.html

Cathy said...

Here we go! Have a great week, everyone!

wendy elizabeth said...

book to movie usaully = B movie for me...my musing

amillionbrilliantshadows said...

I'd much rather read the book first, then watch the movie.

My answer is here.

MizB said...

Interesting! I had no idea that I'd seen so many movies that were books first! LOL

http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/musing-mondays-aug-17/

~MizB

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Here is Fire & Ice Musing Monday

Alison said...

Generally, no. But sometimes yes.

Vicki said...

Mine's HERE

Dawn said...

Have a great weekend, everyone! My musing is here.

Michael said...

I'm enjoying the screenplay posts I've been seeing lately, from Bermudaonion's review of the "Inglourious Basterds" screenplay to the Musing Monday question.
My post is here.

...... Bobbi said...

Excellent topic! Here's my link:

My Muse and Me

Kelly said...

My post. ;)

kaye said...

I like to read the book first too. my musings

okbolover said...

my stuff is up! Here

Jemima said...

I have a post up for this Musing Monday: http://thereadingjourney.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays.html

Jemima said...

How does every one make a link in the comment box?

Jen said...

It really all depends... Here's my post.

Emily said...

Mine's up :)

http://worldinsidemyheadbookblog.blogspot.com/

vampira2468 said...

Here's mine. Really like this question
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/

Mish said...

Mine's here

La Coccinelle said...

Here's mine.

mominsanity said...

http://mominsanity.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/monday-musings-10/

Penny said...

Here's my thoughts:

http://ilovemybooks.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays-movies.html

Valorie said...

http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/08/17/musing-mondays-books-into-movies/

talesofabookaddict said...

Mine is here

Molly said...

wish I could have posted earlier, but I guess better late than never.

http://mycozybooknook.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-monday-movies.html

lisajordan said...

Sorry mine's late, but it's here now.

sumanam said...

I have a blog, but posting my comment here.... I am not so fond of movies that are based on books, I always find the books much better,may be Iam skeptical but To me it always seems the movies donot do justice to the books.
Visit me at
http://sumanam.wordpress.com/

Trisha said...

I am a bit late, but here's my post: http://eclectcentric.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays-book-to-film-adaptations.html

Li said...

A bit late this week but here's my response to this week's question: http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=834

Matt said...

My Musing is up. This one is very thoughtful. :)