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Booking Through Thursday: Not in Theaters

btt buttonAnd–the reverse of last week’s question. Name one book that you hope never, ever, ever gets made into a movie (no matter how good that movie might be).

Honestly…I can’t think of any that would fit this. My thinking can be rather one-sided in that regard: it’s easy enough to think of books that I might like to see made into film, or that would be good for being made into film, or that have been good being made into film.

But going the other way? To me, I think that for the most part…if a book’s one I wouldn’t want to see made into film, the idea of a movie being made for it just doesn’t cross my mind or stand out, or last in memory.

I can’t think of any books that I would actively/passionately be against being made into film.

On the other hand, when you get into talking of QUALITY…that’s another thing entirely. I’ll balk at a badly-made film, one that “goes through the motions” if it’s based on a book I particularly enjoy(ed). Often I find made-for-tv-movies are like this (but not always!).

I’m sure there’s plenty more I could get into, but I want to get this posted this morning.

A randomish, related thought for readers of this post: it’s Thor’s Day, with Marvel’s Thor debuting in the U.S. “tonight” (technically tomorrow morning). What do you think of movies that are based on characters and overall series, but have no direct singular source? I mainly see it with comic movies, but…they are not direct adaptations of any particular story, though they’ll incorporate aspects of many…

One Response

  1. I love comic book adaptations and myth/legend movies. I don’t read comic books though. I saw Thor a few days ago and while I didn’t love it it was pretty entertaining.

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