Monday, June 20, 2011

Musing Mondays

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Musing Mondays. This week’s musing asks . . . Do you like movies made from books? Which ones do you think have been done well — kept mostly to the plot of the book, etc?

I typically find myself saying the book was better than the movie, but there have been a few that I actually enjoyed. The Bridges of Madison County was well-done as was The Devil Wears Prada. The Reader, The Lovely Bones, and Revolutionary Road were also very good. Of course, I still enjoy the books more. I like the version in my mind better than the one on screen.


  1. I've heard that the Devil Wears Prada movie was much better than the book.

  2. I thought The Bridges of Madison County film was very faithful to the book. I hated them both with a passion. I think it's a story that women seem to like better than men do. My mother and sister loved both versions. The story pissed me off.

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  3. A book can just say so much more, I think it is VERY hard for a movie to ever approach a really good book.

  4. I love The Devil Wears Prada movie, but have never read the book. Perhaps this is one that I can just watch rather than read! A bit lazy I know

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