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Book vs. Movie
In general, I look forward to new interpretations of my favorite stories. I am not TOO picky about how it's done. As long as the director keeps the spirit of the book, I understand that not everything can be exactly the same. The biggest reason is for time purposes. Who wants to watch a five hour movie? Not me. So I GET it. It's fun for me to see what a story looks like from someone else's eyes.
Here's an example of keeping the spirit of the book:
When Charlie came out, everyone was talking about how it was a better interpretation of the book. I was looking forward to it, because there were a lot of differences in Willy Wonka. When I saw Charlie, though, I was disappointed. The ending was different and it lacked some of the magic that Willy Wonka had. And get this - Roald Dahl helped write the screenplay for Willy Wonka (and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but that's a story for another post.) Anyway, my point is that sometimes the less literal the interpretation, the better.
Here's the most recent book to movie that I have seen:
And I loved it! The parties were portrayed perfectly and the music captured the drama well. The cast was perfect, too.
Here are some of my favorite books turned into movies: