This week I’m going to piggyback from my last question about books that become movies. It seems every time I turn around there’s another book being turned into a movie. Maybe they’re running out of ideas… but I love that someone is taking something I read and giving it life (even if it’s not exactly how I pictured it). I start watching, already feeling like I got the jump on someone else because I know who that person is, or what will happen next. But then… uh oh!! “When did that happen in the book?” “Wait, he dies?! I don’t remember that” “Who the heck is she??” “They totally skipped a huge part of the story” Arghhhhhhh!!!!
Has ANYONE else felt the same?? This week’s question: How do you feel about movies or shows that deviate from the story line in a book?
Let me say this first… it’s OK for screenwriters/producers/directors to put their own spin on things! Sometimes you just need a fresh eye to bring the story out. Sometimes a book is entirely too long and you have to either cut it short or turn it into a “Part 1 and 2” series. But to completely change EVERYTHING?? THAT is how I feel about True Blood! The series “based on the books”. Yea sure, maybe seasons 1 and 2. Don't get me wrong... I still like the show and my mouth dropped at the ending of the last episode. But I got soooo confused having read all the books in the series as to what was going on in the book versus on screen.
SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER alert… In the books, Lafayette dies, there is no Jessica, and Bill sure as heck doesn’t become King let alone Lilith. (Ok, yea Sookie still pretty much hooks up with everyone, but that’s neither here nor there).
So now you know how I feel about it, how about you?
LET ME KNOW!