The Reviewers' Roundtable is our version of a weekly feature where we discuss a book related/blogging topic.
Meet the Reviewers:
Michelle from Pink Polka Dot Blog (Thursdays)
Emily from Read Your Bookcase (Fridays)
And me (Emily) from Emily's Crammed Bookshelf (Mondays)
This is probably one of the most popular kind of discussion posts. Books To Movies. Either you hate 'em or you love 'em. But what, in your opinion, makes a good movie adaptation of a book? Here's what I think are essential:
Casting. They have GOT to get the casting right. If someone is going to be acting in the role of my favorite character, they better look how I imagine the character. And the actor/actress has to capture the personality of the character.
The story line. If you're gonna make a movie based on something that has already been worked out, the twists have already been written, and the story is already known, you've GOT TO stick to it. Don't change it, don't make it so unrecognizable that people watching it who have read the book have no idea what books it's based on. Keep it simple and stick to the events. Now, of course, there are some exceptions to this rule lol.
The basic movie expectations. When you go in to watch a movie you expect good acting, good lines, a good story line, and good camera angles and shooting. Of course, that doesn't always happen, but it's expected.
So there are my basic must-haves for books to movies. It's really simple, but necessary. I was planning on doing a list of awesome books to movies that I've seen but I'm going to be doing that for Top Ten Tuesday today tomorrow...so I guess I'll just do a list of books that are being made into movies and are coming out soon!
Divergent by Veronica Roth
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
So that's it for this discussion! Now comes you guys. I want to know what you think about books to movies. What makes a good adaptation in your opinion? What is your list of essential things in a boo to movie adaptation?