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.

15 comments:

Meghan said...

I want to read one of these! I agree that movies need a stronger plot usually than books do.

- Meghan @ Medieval Bookworm

mattviews said...

I'm game. I pick the same books you do. :)

Smilingsal said...

I agree with your answers. I selected yet another title. Here's my response:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/03/booking-through-thursday-movie.html

Beth F said...

Gosh, I'd better get Cutting for Stone read soon! It's getting good play today.

Bluestocking said...

I haven't read these.


mine

zetor said...

I haven't read either of these. Mine has a great storyline.http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/booking-through-thursday_12.html

MM said...

The White Tiger seems to be a popular choice. I guess it should ride on the success of Slumdog Millionaire and be put into production soon.

Kat said...

I love to watch movies that give you a bit of "food for thought" once you're done with it. Cutting for Stone does look interesting!

Mine's here. Happy Thursday!

Mary said...

That's the second Cutting for Stone! I need to read it soon.

bermudaonion said...

It sounds like I need to read Cutting For Stone soon.

writemeg said...

Lots of folks talking about Cutting For Stone! :) I'm definitely going to look for it -- everyone seems to love it.

kaye said...

I agree, books loaded with lots of characters are the hardest to transition into movies.

Lenore said...

Cutting for Stone sounds very movie-like. I just read a great review of it in Entertainment Weekly. Yeah, I have an overseas subscription so I always get them late...

Nise' said...

Have not read these books yet.

Yvonne said...

I haven't read that one yet. There are so many books that I still have to read! Sounds good, though.