No, not a movie. Please! They almost always are terrible. LOTR wasn't and Narnia wasn't but did you see Eragon? It was trash. Movies should be completely loyal to the books which they hardly ever are and the actors should resemble the characters. That doesn't happen very often either. But if BBC would make it (small chance) then it might be good.
Yeah. You guys have a point and pretty good points too. It's just that however good i flim is I nearly always like the book better. And yes Paolini did use a lot of stuff from other people, but then he was 15 when he started. Hold on! Don't bite my head off. I'm 15 and I'm writing a novel and I'm not copying. At least I think I'm not. I find that we human beings have pretty similar ideas soo it's a bit difficult to avoid cliches. But you're right good acting should take priority over looks. But when I said that thing about the looks I meant that black hair should definitely not become blond or brown (nowever close it might be to black). There is such a thing as dye you know. And then you have wigs. And assuming that the Land is Britain then the cast should have british accents or neatralize the accents like they did in LOTR.
Somebody (I don't know who) suggested a mini series instead of like a 2hr film. That sounds better to me. What do you think? I suppose part of my objection to adaptations is that they are often too short and don't cover enough of the stuff. Ofcourse if you were making a film you couldn't put in every detail that was in the book. I mean you would have to cut some stuff. But I prefer the idea of a mini series.
I think an Obernewtyn movie would be very interesting to see. I usually like the books better, but I also like the movie. My only fear is that they don't do the same thing to Ober as they did to Ella Enchanted. Thats the only time I was extremely mad about the book to movie thing. Ella Enchanted really got to me personally and I loved the book, but when they turned it around into a prissy pop princess thing, I was so angry. That whole theme was so askew from the actual emotions of the book that I vowed to never watch it again. On the same token I admit if I never read the book, I would've love the movie, for it was adorable. I think they could do well with the book-to-movie. Just no changing themes and emotions that were meant to be in there.As we all know Isobelle Carmody has done a very good job thus far to describe the emotions and settings of the books, so it should not be hard to make an epic movie proportional to the book.
I never read Ella Enchanted but I watched the movie. And well... It was incredibly funny and silly. My sister and I quoted from it for weeks (but then that's what we always do with books and movies).
Wanderer, what do you mean about smaller budget?
i'm sorry to annoy anyone... so dont bite my head off please, but i agree with nemo... Eargon I thought was a great book and i really enjoyed it and the second book (eldest) but the movie was pathetic, cutting out key characters! the second movie wont make any sense without those characters. I just dont want to see the same think happen with obernewtyn! Isobelle Carmody has done such a good job. I dont want to see her hard work ruined!
Wanderer, you always inspire me. :nod:
Ha ha! I'm grinning like a cheshire cat. Thanks Katty.
In reply to everyone... and to keep the peace! LOL I suppose we have all had different experinces with books becoming movies. I havent had any to be honest, (timeline, queen of the damned, Harry Potter) but oviously you wanderer have had and thats a GOOD thing! :) LOL :roll: so I guess we all just have to wait and see if it ever becomes a movie!! and go from there!
It probably is stupid to prejudge something and yes I have watched adaptations that I liked. And I agree competely about a terrible movie not ruining the book. How could it? The book would still be great and it would still be there. And no need to apologize for being defensive, I am too (or so my Mom says). And Wayla I've been reading everyday of my life since I learned how. I can list the books (that I remember) but I won't. It'd bore you and besides it's too long.
Katty, this is quite a peaceful thread compared to the Rushton vs. Dameon ones. ;)
Thanks Nemo... Good to know!! :)
Well, I suppose it also depend on how long you've lived. And I've lived fifteen years and the first few years I didn't do any reading at all. ;) And then there is that. You know, how many books you've read that have been turned into movies. And to tell the truth I can't think of many.
In reply to Wayla or anyone else... I was not saying "I have never had a good book-to-movie experienceng," as a final statement! Ive only been aound for 19 years and who knows... I could pick up a good book tomorrow that is also a movie and I love them both. I was JUST saying that I hadnt found one yet. And sometimes I have seen a movie that is an adaptation of a book and I've liked it, BUT... then I go and read the book and realise how much they missed out and it annoys me. Thats all!
I think Katty's hit it right on the spot. That's how I often feel too. And the most annoying is when the movie does not capture the sense of awe that's in the book.