Sunday, May 3, 2009

BTT: Movie Potential

What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any
suggestions for the producers?
Or, What book do you think should NEVER be
made into a movie?
Worst is first:
Apparently Alexandre Dumas should never be made into a Hollywood movie. The Man In The Iron Mask was atrocious. I don't even know where to start with that one. The whole charm of the book is that it is the last part of the Musketeers' story. It's not uplifting or just or pat, but it is wonderful. The movie was horrible and distorted the plot and characters beyond salvage.
The Count of Monte Cristo was a tiny bit better, but the book has so much more depth and adventure and purpose. Plus they changed the hell out of the ending.

As to books I'd like to see...I want to see the recent adaptation of Captain Alatriste. Viggo Mortensen, yum.

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