Thursday, March 12, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: 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?

I would love to see either Cutting for Stone or The White Tiger made into a movie- I think Cutting for Stone could be one of those grand epics, maybe two and a half hours long, and The White Tiger would be a quick, biting satire of 90 minutes. A book that should never be made into a movie? That's tougher. I think most fiction can be adapted successfully- it just depends how it's done. Books that are heavily character-driven sometimes need a little tweaking to bring out the plot, since movies tend to be better when they're plot-driven. Both books I mentioned are heavily plot-driven but also rich in character.