Monday, May 17, 2010

Musing Mondays - Movies and Books

Musing Mondays2Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about movies based on books…

What happens when you see a movie based on a book/story, especially one you’ve not read? Do you feel the need to track it down and read it?

It depends. If I like the movie a lot, I'll be curious about the book; for example, when I saw Revolutionary Road, I decided to track the book down right away. I had to read Gone with the Wind after seeing the movie, and The Godfather too. If the movie left me with some questions about the characters and their motivations, or the plot, or anything else that's bothering me, I'll look around for the book. That's what happened with The World According to Garp. I might not get around to reading it right away, and there's always the danger that the movie is different enough from the book that I'll be disappointed or my questions won't be answered, but usually the book is a better experience for me than the movie. But then if the movie didn't appeal I won't bother with the book.

Musing Monday is hosted by the fabulous Rebecca at Just One More Page.

Graphic Novel Monday will return in a couple of weeks.