Archive for April 19th, 2012

April 19, 2012

Book to Screen Adaptations

by limebirdlizzie

Whether it’s for the television or the big screen book adaptations are everywhere. But are they any good? I suppose this question hangs on another, whether you have read the books or not. For example I absolutely love all three Lord of the Ring’s films and have even sat through all 12 hours and ten minutes of the extended edition films back to back. However I confess to never having read the books.

I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter books and was always disappointed with the films. My daughter now loves them though. However I can see that when you have so much detail and subplots within a story then it can be hard to fit absolutely everything in and also it can he incredibly difficult with a franchise such as Harry Potter with millions of fans to satisfy everyone. I have accepted them as true to the essence of the books and even though I believe they could have been done better I hold my peace with them.

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