Friday, November 7, 2008

Lit Flicks Challenge November Meme

Here's the monthly meme for the Lit Flicks Challenge:

The Question:

For November, let’s take a look at the Oscar-season movies that are based on books. Which of the adaptations that are being released are you most excited to see? Have you read any of the books upon which they are based? Which ones do you predict will receive awards?
Here’s a (probably incomplete) list of the adaptations coming out this holiday season:

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
City of Ember
The Secret Life of Bees
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Quantum of Solace
The Road
The Tale of Despereaux
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marley & Me
Revolutionary Road

My Answer:

So I've read: The City of Ember, The Secret Life of Bees, The Time Traveler's Wife, Twilight , Coraline, and The Tale of Despereaux. I have Marley and Me and The Road waiting to be read.

I've seen just The City of Ember and enjoyed it quite a bit, though they messed with details of the ending, but not the overall outcome. And it bugged me that the actor was so much older than the character is supposed to be, but only after I came home and figured that out.

I'm looking forward to The Secret Life of Bees, and The Time Traveler's Wife. The Tale of Despereaux looks really cute. I haven't seen much about Coraline, but I'm sure we'll see it somehow sometime. Marely and Me will probably be a DVD rental for me. The Road looks really good too. All the others I know nothing about.

Well except Twilight and I'm afraid I know TOO much about that one! I'll be going the first weekend (though not the midnight showing however fun that sounds.) In fact I think I'll be buying advance tickets today.

As far as what will win awards? Sheesh, I know nothing! Movies I think are good are NEVER in the running, so there you go!


  1. Time Traveler's Wife is gonna be a movie? How could they possibility fit all that into a movie? And it seems like it might be rated R. Interesting.

  2. Yeah, City of Ember (the movie) was okay. I did like the very end though. I think a lot of the movie adaptations listed will be enjoyable, if not quite as enjoyable as the books.

    Jessica @ The Bluestocking Society



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