MISC: Films I wish were books

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If you haven’t watched God’s Own Country yet then I highly recommend that you do. Seriously, I will lend you my copy on DVD if I have to. It’s a significant film personally for me because it’s the first I watched on my own in the cinema. Admittedly, I did bump into someone I knew there, but I still sat on my lonesome and as the lights went down I was glad, because it’s a film you don’t want to be distracted from. You might think you’ve been transported to the world of the Brontes as soon as the brooding scenery and howling winds fill the screen, but this is an entirely modern story of romance and redemption. Continue reading “MISC: Films I wish were books”

10 Film Adaptions I’ve Watched Without Reading the Book

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that all true literary-lovers should read the book before watching the film. Not to do so is a crime. But sometimes temptation wins out, and your friends are all going to watch the adaption on the opening day and ‘I haven’t read the book yet’ sounds like a poor excuse not to go. It happens. It happens more than I will ever willingly admit. So, here are the 10 films I watched before reading the books. I’ll let you in on an even more shameful secret: I still haven’t read them yet!

  1. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  2. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  3. The Help by Katherine Stockett
  4. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  5. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  6. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  9. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  10. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

 

What film adaptions have you seen before reading the books?