She walked a tightrope of terror... while death stood with waiting arms.
Yeah that's dramatic- but really I just like that title!!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.
This week is a Page to Screen freebie. There are a lot of different ways to go with this one, but I'm just going to keep it simple and look at some book to screen adaptations and share my thoughts on them. And if it's a movie or show I've SEEN but not read, I'll look at whether I'm actually inclined to read it at some point!
Obviously the Peter Jackson adaptation is well regarded, and rightly so, I think, for the most part. While not perfect by any means, they did a lot of things right.
Sense and Sensibility- I'm quite a fan of the Emma Thompson adaptation f/ 1995, but when I tried to read this book I was not enthralled. It just might not be my thing as a book, but the movie- always a pleasure.
The Hitchhiker's Guide is high on my list of books to try again, since I started it once but never finished.
I generally liked the first two books of this series- and the adaptations also.
Emma - again I'm not likely to read it, but I thought the movie was fun!
Nope... I'm good w/ the show!
Love the movie- and I recently read the book and liked it too!
Okay so the movie is awful, right? Except... except... I kinda liked it. A little? And I really want to read the book?
Riverdale - I will probably legitimately never read a Riverdale book or comic, but the show is so batshit crazy- I love it!!
Great to hear the Jurassic Park book is worth a read, as I love the Jurassic Park movies. I need to catch up on Riverdale I'm so behind. Great list!ReplyDelete
Jurassic Park was good- definitely worth a read! I haven't the second one though...Delete
Not a fan of Austen? Or just those particular books of hers?ReplyDelete
I got really bogged down when I tried to read S&S (or maybe it was P&P)- but I want to try again!Delete
Jurassic Park! I watched the original recently and remembered how amazing it was watching it for the first time.ReplyDelete
It is still so good!!!Delete
I heard they were going to re-do the VA series movie. I really hope they do because the movie really didn't do the book justice. It was a bit of a train wreck, hard to look away and all. ;)ReplyDelete
That's what I heard, everyone was like nooo don't watch just read. :)Delete
That tagline is awesome, but the title is also pretty fantastic!ReplyDelete
Jurassic Park is an awesome book AND awesome movie! I will still watch it pretty much any time it's on tv.
Isn't it though??Delete
I'm that way too!
You're not missing much in not reading that Riverdale book but it was entertaining and I'm trash for Riverdale so I'll read the next one as well. I actually kind of found the Vampire Academy movie entertaining as well but realize I kind of disassociated it with the books in my mind. Great list!ReplyDelete
I'm kinda trash for Riverdale too- -at least the show. I mean I grumble how silly it is, and then... I watch :)Delete
And yes I found the VA movie KINDA entertaining- but I didn't have the books so I was just going w/ it :)
I never new Jurassic Park and Riverdale had books. Learn something new.ReplyDelete
Jurassic Park was great!Delete
I need to start watching Riverdale but I'm sure I won't read the comics/books either!ReplyDelete
Yeah I'm not into the comics, but the show... !!!!!Delete
Jurassic Park was a fantastic movie for sure.ReplyDelete
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
I've only watched Game of Thrones, I never read the books, so I don't really have anything to compare it to!ReplyDelete
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/top-ten-tuesday-211/
I also tried reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy and watching the movie. I didn't like either. I LOVE Jurassic Park (the first one only). I should try reading the books. I have a Genetics major so I always loved the DNA aspect of it.ReplyDelete
I totally agree with your thoughts on Peter Jackson's take on LoTR.ReplyDelete
I've only seen Game of Thrones up to Season 2 and kind of started the first book, never really finished it though, hope I'll do it soon. OMG please read Vampire Academy, the movie was a disaster, I'm glad you kind of liked it hahaha. I love The Lord of the Rings movies but again, haven't really read the books. Your list was fun!ReplyDelete
I loved Emma - the book, I haven't seen the movie, but I need to. I didn't so much like Sense & Sensibility - the book. But, again, I'd like to see the movie.ReplyDelete
Jurassic Park!! Good one. I loved that book and the movie too!!ReplyDelete
I ahve the books for GOT a few of them anywya I need to get back to them. I watched the show for a few seasons then jumped out. I saw like season one of Riverdale and maybe a few of season two. That show was too nuts for me so I just stopped. I loved Divergent and Insurgent and the adaptations. I could not stand the third book so I just finshed the books and never saw the movies. My TTT-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2019/05/top-ten-tuesday-books-to-films-that-i.htmlReplyDelete
Sorry Wrong Corpse...now that's a title.ReplyDelete
My friend at work really loves the Vampire Academy and I'd like to read the books someday... even though my last day at work is the end of this month. I doubt I'll ever watch the GoT TV show, especially after this season, but I will read the books when they're done (hopefully GRRM will write them and we won't have a ghostwriter write them after he dies).ReplyDelete
I really thought GOT 1-3 where great adaptions. Not exactly the books, but close enough. It's all been a slide downhill from there though. I really hope we eventually get books 6 and 7.ReplyDelete
I generally stay away from adaptations unless a lot of time has passed. The comparisons ruin one or the other for me.ReplyDelete
Karen @ For What It's Worth
Wait. No GoT for you? That's interesting!ReplyDelete
Emma the movie is one that I actually enjoyed more than the book. Sometimes the book felt unnecessarily long.ReplyDelete
Love the cover of Sorry Wrong Corpse! I'd read that book. :) And I agree, Emma Thompson's movie version of Sense and Sensibility is more fun than the book.ReplyDelete
I love the title for Sorry Wrong Corpse! I'd read the book just because of that! I haven't read The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit but my husband loves the books and says that the movies capture the feel. Hitchhiker's Guide is a weird book. I love it but you kind of have to expect a simple story. Adams did a lot of screen writing and it shows.ReplyDelete
I love the Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility - I like the book too, but I think out of all the Jane Austen adaptations out there she did it best :)ReplyDelete
I recommend listening to the audiobook of Hitchhiker's Guide. It is hilarious.ReplyDelete
I have really enjoyed Riverdale (though I'm behind). And I loved Game of Thrones in the beginning, but this season, and even some of last... it has gone more "Hollywood action" and has lost the character complexity I have loved so muchReplyDelete
Well, if it helps, your GoT opinion is no longer unpopular? 😂 The 100... well, you know how I feel about the books, though it IS fun in a sense- almost like an AU? Where everyone is dull and nothing bad happens, but shhh. At least Bellarke is canon hah. I always say I want to read Vampire Academy one day but... will I? Probably not ha.ReplyDelete
Also, Sorry Wrong Corpse is just... wow. I mean you don't want to make THAT mistake!
I totally agree with you on The Lord of the Rings! I still really need to read Jurassic Park.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed the Hitchhiker's Guide book, but have yet to watch any adaptations. Good call on not reading The 100. The show is great, the book...not so much.ReplyDelete
I tried to read Hitchhiker's Guide but didn't get far. LOL I do love the movie though!ReplyDelete
I am only on season 5 of GOT but the general consensus of the grumblings on social media is that the latest season is not very good haha so your opinion may not be unpopular for long!ReplyDelete
Ha, I'm a big nope to The 100 books as well. Everyone I know who has read them says to just stick with the show.ReplyDelete
I loved the Divergent series in both books and movies too! I loved The Vampire Academy Books, but haven't seen the movie yet. I saw that Riverdale is on Netflix. It might end up being my next binge series...ReplyDelete
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
That's one thing with me and Jane Austen; I can't stand her writing, but I have loved every movie and television adaptation I have watched based on her books. Ha ha. ☺ReplyDelete
The Vampire Academy movie definitely wasn't good, but compared to the book it's awful - there was so much potential!ReplyDelete
Lauren @ Always Me
I really LOVE the adaptation for Pride and Prejudice and the book. BOTH are amazing. I like The Walking Dead adaptation (are we just speaking movies?). I like a bunch and how about LOTR, Hobbit? So many. I like both S & S and Emma - books and movies.ReplyDelete