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Saturday, July 23, 2011

4:21PM - His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

12:12AM - Divergent, Veronica Roth

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** Signed to Summit, and recently attached a screenwriter!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

10:18PM - Book Quotes and Book-To-Movies ONLY Icon Journal: toreadabook


I'm very excited about launching this! I've been working on the icons for it for ages, to be honest, because it takes such a long time to read a book/reread to make notes/design 25 icons per book, but I think it's finally ready! I don't know exactly how often I'll post, but probably a few times a week? :)

Today's launch posts:

Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw EVERYTHING, e.lockhart

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25 Teasers:

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1-800-WHERE-R-You [Vanished] #001: When Lightning Strikes, Meg Cabot (Jenny Carroll)

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25 Teasers:

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General Stock: Books/Reading

Total Icon Count: 25


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Friday, May 30, 2008

6:11PM - City of Ember

I completely forgot I was part of this community and since i have no where else appropriate to put it.

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
I remember reading this after The Giver one summer. Pretty good book. Had no idea it was part of a series. Thought perhaps there weren't book out at the time.

Friday, June 17, 2005

1:49PM - Coda: Pages from a Writer's Journal (ha ha)

I can't be the only one who wants Stephen King's "Dark Tower" books to be made into a movie. Every time I read them, I can see the characters so clearly in my mind. That's the thing though...if the books were made into a series of movies, would that spoil it? Also, how many movies would actually get made? I know that movies like Harry Potter have to have seven movies to encompass all seven books, but would a movie producer actually buy into the idea of seven 2-hour-long (and 3-hour-long in the case of the final book) movies? Or would it be like The Lord of the Rings, and just be made into a big long trilogy? Now there's something...I think that LOTR was six or seven books, plus the appendices, and they were only put into a trilogy for convenience's sake.

...I dunno. I was hoping that somebody would know something about this. I was sort of planning on making a script for the books to be made into movies...what do you think?

Current mood: bored

Thursday, June 16, 2005

6:43PM - Movies from books: coming soon

Having said that I never have time to post, it occurred to me that I do have one topic that's relevant that I'd like to throw out: movies still to come this year that are based on books. Here's the list of those I'm interested in seeing:

War of the Worlds, based on the book by H.G. Wells.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on the book by Roald Dahl (and this one is supposed to be closer to the book than the Gene Wilder film)
Everything is Illuminated, based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer
In Her Shoes, based on the book by Jennifer Weiner
Jarhead, based on the fabulous non-fiction book by Anthony Swofford
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, of course
Brokeback Mountain based on the short story by E. Annie Proulx, from her collection "Wyoming Stories."
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

Anyone else looking forward to a particular adaptation?

Current mood: okay

6:34PM - New community

Hi, all. Since this community has drastically slowed in traffic and comments, I thought I'd recommend a worthy alternative for anyone looking for books-to-movies discussion. A new community has formed called book_to_movie. They'll be reading a book and watching the movie, then discussing both. More information about the community is up here.

I'm not at all closing this community, but I rarely ever get around to posting, so I thought I'd suggest a new place that seems to be a bit more active.


Current mood: okay

Friday, May 27, 2005

12:48AM - The Da Vinci Code

I meant to post this last week, so apologies if it's old news...

The first teaser trailer (direct download link, Right-click, Save Target As, QuickTime format): http://movies.apple.com/movies/sony_pictures/da_vinci_code/da_vinci_code_m320.mov

Current mood: busy

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

2:53AM - The Da Vinci Code...

Thoughts on the unfolding, ongoing car accident of casting here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/sensaes/120303.html


Current mood: depressed

Monday, January 31, 2005

9:51PM - What's out now

So, the Oscar nominations for best adapted screenplay are out now, and I find I've read exactly 0 of the books/plays behind these movies:

  1. Before Sunset (2004) - Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke (not from a book, as far as I can tell)
  2. Finding Neverland (2004) - David Magee - based on the play by Allan Knee
  3. Million Dollar Baby (2004) - Paul Haggis - based on stories by F.X. Toole
  4. Diarios de motocicleta (2004) - Jose Rivera - based on Ché Guevara's book Notas de viaje and Alberto Granado's book Con el Che por America Latina
  5. Sideways (2004) - Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor - based on Rex Pickett's novel of the same name.

Has anyone read the book behind any of the movies currently out and about in theaters? The closest I am is that I've read the three Series of Unfortunate Events books that the Lemony Snicket movie was based around.

Current mood: okay

Wednesday, December 1, 2004


I'm just curious if anyone has read Rope Burns, a book by F.X. Toole.

It's being made into a film called Million Dollar Baby. I just recently saw the trailer, and thought it looked awesome.

I love Clint Eastwood, and last year I'd read Mystic River before seeing the film, and I think it enhanced my viewing of it, so I'm just seeing if i should do the same.

Friday, October 1, 2004

10:23PM - Stephen King books to movies

Hi! 'Tis my first entry on this forum. For my first post, I'd like to say first of all, that I'm a rabid Stephen King fan, and am constantly reading his books and watching the movies that were made from them. Most of the time I'm disappointed, however, I do get a lot of fun watching and comparing.

I ended up watching both versions of "Carrie" before I actually read the book itself. My main reason was that it was so damn hard to find, since no library or bookstore I went to in my town seemed to have it. Somehow I managed to get it, and when I read it, I was severely disappointed in both movies. Sure, the old one with Sissy Spacek in it is kind of entertaining, in its own way. It deviates from the book in so many ways, though, that I'd be here all night explaining why. Let it suffice to say that it followed the basic plotline, yet failed to provide viewers with a background of Carrie and her powers. The newer version, which I watched while in hospital (and almost got kicked out of the pediatrics ward for watching) was a lot longer, but had the same "journalistic" structure as the book. I found that it stuck to the story a lot better. I didn't end up watching a lot of the middle parts, but I did like how it ended, even though I found out later that BOTH movies, both with different endings, ended differently from the book.

For Christmas last year, my boyfriend gave me a boxed set of Stephen King movies: "Misery", "Needful Things", "The Dark Half", and of course, "Carrie". The former three were good movies, but I did think that Needful Things didn't have a lot of the necessary background info, such as Polly's little boy Kelvin. I thoroughly enjoyed Misery, because I liked Kathy Bates' portrayal of Annie Wilkes. She managed to fulfil my little vision of Annie. (Incidentally, Kathy Bates is also Dolores Claiborne in the movie of the same name. That movie is just not worth talking about now...) I liked The Dark Half a lot, and there isn't really much that I had to complain about it.

I have seen "Dreamcatcher", but have not read the book. I have read "Secret Garden, Secret Window", but have not seen Secret Window itself. I have read the script for, and seen "Storm of the Century" (which my library happened to have; go figure), and I am DYING to find the movie versions of "It" and "The Stand", two of my all-time favourite King novels, even though I couldn't sleep for a week after reading "It". I'd also like to see "Rose Red"...I've heard nothing but good reviews about it.

Oh yes...and I also saw "Cujo" as a small child and hated it. I should watch it again, perhaps...

/senselessly long post

Current mood: exhausted

Thursday, April 15, 2004


Does anyone know what the book version of "The Tenth Kingdom" is called? I've tried lookin it up on amazon.com and nothing came up for the books! Are the books a series that all have different names? I am pretty sure I heard somewhere that there were books...what are they? I really want to read them!!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2004

3:13PM - McTeague - A Story of San Francisco (by Frank Norris)

Has anyone here read McTeague? It's considered one of the greatest American naturalist/realist novels.

I'm writing a term paper on it,
and I'm halfway through,
and I already read the novel, but a while ago,
so there are details I don't remember.
And my head hurts... :(
I got migraine.

So, I'm asking for help, pretty please with whipping cream? and a cherry on top? with chocolate syrup? O:)

If anyone's interested in helping me, please leave a message, and I'll post the questions that I need help with.

Oh and I've already searched online, but there isn't much information, I don't know why.

Thank you!


Crossposted in other literary journals.

Current mood: anxious

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

12:49PM - 'The Silence of the Lambs' series

Hi folks! I just finished watching 'The Silence of the Lambs' movies. I was wondering if anyone has read the books or know if there are any books in the series that haven't been made into films? Are the books better than the movies?

Current mood: curious

Monday, May 19, 2003

9:53AM - High Fidelity

I was afraid to read this due to the fact that I LOVED the movie and was afraid that if the book differed to much from that which I love (the movie starring John Cusack) that I would be disappointed. My fears were unfounded. The movie differed enough from the book (location was a huge part of it, his relationhip with Marie, etc...) that I was able to fully enjoy it separately and completely apart from the movie. Congratulations to Nick Hornsby on such a stellar debut.

My favorite part of the book was the adundance of Top Five Lists.

The character of Marie seemed to be completely different in the book as opposed to the movie. Credit the screenwriters for mixing it up. Got a little closer look at Rob's parents in the book. Usually, I am opposed to deviating from a good book when turning said book into a movie, but I think that it needed to be done in this case. And I loved the skater "Nazi fucks" Justin and whoever from the movie. Oh well...that is my take on the High Fidelity situation...

Current mood: accomplished

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

11:59AM - Classics

I am so glad that this community has been created. Finally an opportunity to expound (big word) on books-to-movies that I have enjoyed. The first one, of course, is Silence of the Lambs, that was the first movie ever, that I had just finished reading the book and I was stunned at how accurate it was! The only sad thing about books-to-movies, is that once you see the movie, your own imaginiation is forever lost in the images on the screen......

Current mood: cheerful

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

11:59PM - Films over books?

jenny_rambles brought up a good point: Can anyone think of a movie that's better than the book it was based on? The answer I've heard most (and a topic I can't speak to, not having read the book) is that "Fight Club" the movie was more engrossing than the book by Chuck Palahniuk. I can't seem to think of any other examples off the top of my head, while I can think of tons of books that were better than their movie counterparts.

Current mood: thoughtful

Monday, April 28, 2003

9:21PM - The Running Man (w/o Schwarzeneger (sp))

Who else thinks The Running Man by Richard Bachman (Stephen King) deserves another shot as a movie? Arnold is not Ben Richards (the main character in the book). Also why not put the running man in the real world instead of some cheesy stage world?

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

12:16AM - Hi!

I just wanted to say that I'm so happy that I found this community - and amazing timing. My husband and I just got into a huge conversation about the book vs. movie thing last night. I had given him Stephen King's Dreamcatcher to read, since I'd finished it. He had found from one of the guys in his unit that it was a movie ~ and the guy said that it was much better than the book.
I said that the movies are never as good as the book...and the debate began! (no one has won yet, by the way).
I turn on live journal today ~ and find this community!

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