March 19th, 2012
Giveaway is closed! And #20 — Dora — is the winner! I’ll email you Dora!
The other day on Facebook, Julie asked what we thought about the book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, if we’d seen the movie and how the two compare. I loved Extremely Loud, the book, a quirky and touching adventure embarked upon by nine-year-old Oskar, who lost his father on 9/11 and sets out to learn more about him. I imagined the movie wouldn’t be as good, because that’s just how it goes. The movies so seldom stand up to the stories they’re based on, in my experience anyway.
I have very few exceptions to this rule. I found Angela’s Ashes to be an apt film version and just as gritty, lushly layered and wryly humorous as the book, and the same with the Kite Runner, which made visual the often soul-rending scenes I drew in my head while reading, and finally, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 brought the words off the page and marched them straight into my imagination forever. I even re-read the book after I saw the movie, because I didn’t want any of what it did to my brain to end.
So for this PROMPTuesday, I’d love to know what you think. You can write this as a review or just a few lines, but: What movie adaption stood up to the awesomeness of the book version?
Post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.
Answering also enters you, should you so desire, into the drawing for a journal giveaway from Paperblanks. Pick from here or here if you win. I’d love to give you one of these to get you writing (or finishing) your own book (or God bless you, movie). This is the one I selected:
I’ll take entries through Friday for this one, and select a random winner!
Because we all have words to spill onto pages…