Why I Love Wednesdays is a weekly meme created and hosted by Alexis of Reflections of a Bookaholic. Each week she posts a Why I Love Topic that she answers. If you would like to participate head on over to her site for the topic and the image. This week’s topic:
Books to Movie:
Okay the ULTIMATE book to movie for me was The Color Purple. Although I’ll admit to never finishing the book (sorry I just couldn’t get into it or understand the way it was written), I have to say I LOVE the movie. It is a CLASSIC, and I usually end up watching it when it comes on TV. Yes it’s long and full of tragedy. But its also dynamic, thoughtful, and triumphant! Whoopi did a great job as Celie and I loved Oprah as Sophia. This move is full of classic scenes. I particularly love the part when Sug Avery hears the church people singing in the distance, picks up the song and makes her way to the church with a crowd of folks behind her. I get chills every time I watch that scene…EVERY TIME! I also think it’s cool that this girl I went to college with was in the movie as a child. She was in the church scene I just spoke of. I couldn’t believe it, but then thought it’s feasible since they filmed in NC. Also, she looked the same, just bigger.
I also love all the Harry Potter films. I actually watched the majority of them before I ever picked up the books. And while the books are soooooo much better…I still love the movies and notice things in them now that I didn’t before I read the books. Like Sir Cadogan, I think that’s his name. Did he not crack you guys up in the books? And now I notice him in the movie acting just as nutty and spoiling for a fight. And cute little Dobby. I really wish they hadn’t given a lot of his part to Neville, he was brilliant. The books were just AMAZING, but the movies are really great too.
Honorable Mentions: New Moon and Eclipse…but only because Jacob Black is so HOT. I could really look at him all day…otherwise…ummm, yeah.
So what books to movies do you love?
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