Booking Through Thursday: Movie Potential
Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?
The Art of Racing in the Rain, if it is done well. I hate movies where they make the dogs talk, but with Enzo narrating, it could be wonderful. I don’t know anything about who to cast or who should produce it, but I firmly believe in staying true to the book, especially a book like this one!
There are certain books that I think should be protected, like historic landmarks. One is The Giver by Lois Lowry. That book introduced me to fantasy/science fiction that wasn’t too nerdy for me and if that ever became a movie, I know as a 12 year old, I would never have picked it up. Same with Madeleine L’Engle… A Wrinkle in Time was made into a TV movie at one point, and even though it far exceeded my expectations, it completely failed to capture most of the book.
Finally, and I’m really not worried about this one, but I have to throw it out there… Fahrenheit 451 should never be made into a movie. It would be too painfully and unconscionably ironic to put society through it.