Books that should definetly be made into a movie
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3 - Oh! Now I have to go track it down! Thanks for letting me know. :)
>6 Do I recommend it? Do I recommend it?! HECK YEAH!!
Ahem. Sorry. I think the little fangrrl in me had a tad too much candy this morning. =)
Seriously, though, Unwind is one of my favorite YA books and a compulsive re-read. It is so good it never ocurred me to think that you might not had read it, otherwise I would have recommended it sooner.
It has a slower pace than, say, The Hunger Games, but I find it has a lot more to offer, intellectually, than all the other YA lit out there. By all means, read it!
Will do, gfs. I'm glad I asked. I'll poke around downtown today and see if I can find it.
>8: Great! Crossing my fingers here. When you do find it and read it, please let me know what you think of it.
>9 I found it, girlfromshangrila. Thanks for the tip! I'll let you know.
Anything written by Melina Marchetta ought to be made into a movie. I know her first book, Looking for Alibrandi came out on film in Australia, and I think she's currently writing the screenplay for Jellicoe Road, but I don't know if it will be a movie that will be released worldwide. I think Saving Francesca and its sequel The Piper's Son could also work well.
I'd love to see someone else get the rights to Chronicles of Narnia and redo the movies so they stick to the books. Of the recent remakes, the first was good, but after that they went from taking artistic license to just naming the movie after the book and keeping the basic idea.
Agree with you, DeusExLibrus! Though I loved the Narnia movies and they touched me in ways that the books didn't at times, I have had to treat them as entities to themselves, like... fanfiction or fanmovies or ... whatever you want to call it.
I would love to turn The Telling Pool into a play. Not a movie, a play. I sit and read it and I can see it all happening in my mind, right up on a stage.
Right now I'm reading The Golden Goblet and that has had me thinking that with the Mummy out for adults, there must be an Egyptian story that can be made for kids that's as good and entertaining. Doesn't have to be this one, I'm just saying it should be done. :)
21>> "an Egyptian story that can be made for kids"
I'm not sure whether this qualifies (it's fantasy, not historical fiction), but what about Rick Riordan's new Kane Chronicles? Personally, I don't care for it as much as Percy Jackson (mainly because I love Clarisse LaRue), but still, Sadie does have a snarky tone to her. Another advantage is that Sadie and Carter are mixed race children, which is something we don't usually see in the mass media.
22> Haven't gotten to that series yet since I've had piles of early review and member givaways to read.. I left a lot of things in the dust. :p It's still near the top of my pile.
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