Friday, October 24, 2008
Books into Movies
We’ve all been there, you’ve just finished a great book, it’s still fresh in your mind, what the main characters look like, the setting for the plot, how the romantic restaurant is decorated when the lovers first kiss, and then the movie is released. The process of adapting a book (or short story) for the big screen is a tricky one. Decisions have to be made as to what to keep, what to leave out and what to change. In the end, it seems impossible to please everyone. But some adaptations do work, some are disastrous and some stand on their own away from their books. Join us on Friday as we talk about turning books into movies. Because of our Fall Membership Drive this is an archive edition and we will not be taking calls this week. To pledge your support for WFPL, please call 502-814-6565. Thank You!
- Based on the Book
- 15 Book-to-film adaptations that live up to the source
- The Unfilmables: A List of the Hardest Novels to Film
- Lost In Translation: 20 Good Books Made Into Not-So-Good Movies
- Books into Movies
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