Thursday, May 22, 2008

And I don't read books, 'cause if they're any good, they're gonna make 'em into a miniseries.

I am getting tired of all the books I read being turned into movies. At first I kind of liked it because I felt like I must be reading good books...worthy of the silver screen, but now I'm tired of it. I feel like my imagination is being robbed of the characters I had constructed based on the author's descriptions. I feel like film producers have run out of good film ideas and are just taking them from best-selling novels and remakes. Today I saw a picture of Cameron Diaz...Crazy Britney Spears style...bald. While I didn't think it was a good look for her I knew it had to be for a movie. Turns out it's for "My Sister's Keeper," by Jodi Piccult. I LOVED that book. I really enjoyed the character development and the twist ending. I had not pictured Ms. Diaz as the mother in this story. I'll probably see it...because I did love the book so much...but it cheapens it.


Jennifer said...

Except for "Pelican Brief" and "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility" I totally agree with you.

Suzy said...

I can just hear old "Weezer" now!!

P.S. Maryn says you're not her teacher anymore?!? Are you finally out of primary???