Tag: Books to Film

Book vs. Movie:  Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (SPOILERS!)

Book vs. Movie: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (SPOILERS!)

I’m going to open here with some honesty: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was one of the most satisfying book to film experiences I’ve ever had. Before we go any further, I do want to emphasize the quantity of spoilers to follow.  There will be a lot of spoilers.  It’s a bit difficult to talk about a movie adaptation without talking about the movie, so if you haven’t seen Scary Stories yet (especially since it just came to theatres at the end of August), please tread carefully.  Thanks, loves! Also, I do include some GIFs from the film in […]

Posted September 17, 2019 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments //
Book vs. Movie:  Girl, Interrupted

Book vs. Movie: Girl, Interrupted

I imagine that translating Girl, Interrupted from a series of personal essays to a full length feature film was a bit complicated.  The tone of the film would have to get Susanna Kaysen’s voice right, play proper respect to the topic, and the aesthetics of the era.  I’ve always liked Winona Ryder, and I saw the film ages before reading the book.  But I’ve also never read and watched them in close succession.  So let’s see how it does! So immediately I’m seeing detail inconsistencies.  In the beginning of the movie, Winona Ryder gives a short monologue about her condition, saying […]

Posted August 12, 2019 in Bookish Things // 3 Comments //
Book vs. Film: A Wrinkle in Time (SPOILERS!)

Book vs. Film: A Wrinkle in Time (SPOILERS!)

This movie was such a hot mess for me.  The plot was so messy and conformed to YA Contemporary standards where this is a classic YA fantasy novel… it just made me so sad in so many ways.  I’m going to go through the story now, and this is super ranty because I was typing as I watched… so be prepared! If you go back and read my review of A Wrinkle in Time, you’ll see I said one of my favorite parts of the book – of any book ever actually – was the first chapter.  Meg’s unsettled feelings […]

Posted May 31, 2019 in Bookish Things // 3 Comments //
Book Vs. Film – Fahrenheit 451

Book Vs. Film – Fahrenheit 451

I’m going to start this post out with an apology – it’s been a couple years since I’ve read Fahrenheit 451, so I am working in bookish content largely by memory. If there are inaccuracies in any if my comparisons, I beseech you to let me know so I can correct them. Thanks! I LOVE Ray Bradbury’s work and am constantly flummoxed by the choices made in adapting these books to film. There’s always a need to modernize these works and filmmakers delight in beefing up the tech that is featured in the world. It’s like the film industry is […]

Posted November 2, 2018 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments //
Book Vs. Movie – The Dark Tower (SPOILERS!)

Book Vs. Movie – The Dark Tower (SPOILERS!)

It is a well-known fact that it’s extraordinarily difficult to watch a film adaptation of a story you love, especially when it’s as intricate as a high fantasy.  When I heard that a movie adaptation was being made of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, I was so excited.  Beyond excited – I was elated. Of course, the problem was – the more details that were released about the story, the less inclined I was to see it.  These things piled up and up until the very mention of The Dark Tower made me cringe.  Ultimate, I didn’t see it in theaters.  In […]

Posted October 2, 2018 in Bookish Things // 1 Comment //
Book Vs. Movie: Love, Simon

Book Vs. Movie: Love, Simon

I’m really surprised I haven’t seen more people in the book blogging community talking about Love, Simon. When it was in production, Twitter was all about it.  Then it came out… and then people stopped talking about it?  We all moved on to the next thing, I guess. I still think that Love, Simon is really important.  How many opportunity do gay teens have to see themselves on screen?  It’s not perfect to the book, but it’s a good standalone film. If you haven’t seen it, it’s really good.  It’s not like a stereotypical teen movie like High School Musical.  It’s a whole […]

Posted July 20, 2018 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments //