Sunday Confession for August 29, 2010

Sunday Confessions is a weekly meme. It's a way to share a little bit about myself and to get to know my followers. This is all in good fun. So please feel free to comment. I look forward to your responses!!!!

I have not read Harry Potter. I can hear your gasps from here! LOL. It's true. I have all the Harry Potter books but I have not read them. Why? Because I love the movies.  I have a problem:   I am not a big fan of books that have been made into movies.  The books are always better and the movies, most of the time, are lacking.  I know once I read the Harry Potter books I will feel differently about the movies. Whenever I watch a movie based on a book, I can't help but compare the two. I go into the movie with certain expectations. I try to keep an open mind too, but sometimes I wonder if the directors/screen writers have even read the book they are making a movie of.  I could rant for hours on this subject, however this Sunday Confession is on books that made a good transition to the big screen.  I have given this a lot of thought and I came up with:

I really liked the book and was pleasantly surprised by the movie. It's not often that I come away from a movie thinking that the movie did the book justice.  Now it's your turn!  What's your favorite book turned movie?


  1. First of all, you need to read the Harry Potter series. Like, now. I'm currently re-reading Deathly Hallows; I've probably read the series 6 or 7 times. Yes, they are better than the movies, but I still enjoy the movies - they did their best to make them as true to the books as possible, and are even better in certain respects. But, yeah, go read them.

    As for my favorite book turned movie.. this is hard. I think Cormac McCarthy's The Road was adapted to film really well; also, the play Harold & Maude. I think I'll go with those two. :)

  2. Great question and post. I went with Lord of the Rings as my favorite!

    Full post

  3. No, no! if you like the HP movies, believe me, you'll LOVE the books! and I bet you'll want to slap yourself several times after for not reading the books sooner! xD I've read them all and I never miss a movie.

    My favorite book turned into movie is Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley :)

  4. Marcie! Shame on you for not reading the Harry Potter books..just kidding! But you do NEED to read them. You won't regret it!!

    For me The Notebook was very well done...had the same effect on me as the book...bawled like a baby!!!

  5. To Jen Waters

    No way! If you're going to go with Pride and Prejudice you at least have to pick the BBC version with Colin Firth as the best adaptation!

  6. Eat, Pray, Love is an incredible representation of the book.

    I'd also agree with Roof Beam Reader on the Colin Firth Pride and Prejudice. *swoon* Perfect Fitzwilliam Darcy.

    If you like the Harry Potter movies you will most likey LOVE the books.

  7. These are all great answers. I have to book Eat,Pray Love and I also want to see the movie. It looks like I will be reading HP in the near future too! I like P&P with Colin Firth also. If you haven't seen it I would check it out. Thanks for commenting :)

  8. Oh, I've seen the BBC adaptation with Colin, and I like it of course, but I still prefer the movie, sorry:p and besides, Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle are the only 2 good things in the BBC adaptation, the rest is so...weird and silly...while for me the movie is good in its whole (I do love Donald Sutherland as Mr.Bennet).

  9. I love both adaptions to P&P- Colin Firth and Matthew MacFayden are so different as Darcy, but I like them both. Donald sutherland is hysterical though and anything with Judi Dench wins for me! So while I love both- I'm with you Jen :)

    And everyone else is right- if you love HP movies, you will love the books more!

  10. Well thank you Kate! everything you said: exactly my point.
    And since we spoke of Colin Firth I have to say I also love him as Darcy in Bridget Jones Diary, also a good book turned into movie :)

  11. To Kill a Mockingbird :)
    And I echo the Bridget Jones' Diary sentiment...I actually thought it made a better movie than book


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