The prompt simply says “favorite book turned movie.” Because I’m hyper-literal or deliberately obnoxious and obtuse, I don’t know if it means my favorite movie that was based on a (favorite) book or a favorite book that was turned into a movie (good or bad). Generally, I like adaptations, so I have a lot to choose from. I recently read Push, on which the movie Precious was based. I thought both were incredible, but I liked the movie better.
Because I live under a rock and am always the last to hear about things, OMG I just saw the trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I am super excited to see this movie whenever I get a chance to! Emma Watson! Yay! Though I think Paul Rudd is the most boring actor on the planet, I’ll survive. I’m finally going to have my movie where a character has an abortion and it was totes no big deal for the character! (Unless the writer destroyed his own book when writing the screen play.)
Everyone complains about adaptations. I remember this when I was into Harry Potter and the movies were coming out. Everyone complained about everything. Harry’s eyes aren’t green. Dumbledore is too lifeless. Dumbledore is too aggressive. Hermione’s teeth aren’t big. And on and on and on. And barring a ridiculous contradiction (Seekers wearing gloves at Quidditch games), I’m happy to just enjoy the movie. Which is why my today is probably sj’s tomorrow (a movie that took a favorite book and shat all over it).
So, barring the ridiculous contradictions of which I know there were many, my favorite movie resulting from a favorite book is The Lord of the Rings. Sorry, sj. I could sound pretentious and talk about how Jackson captured the feel of the world, but I won’t. I’ll just say if nothing else, the movies are scenery porn.
And Aragorn is pretty hot. At least, he was when he was looking rugged and not when he had his hair in braids when he rode to the Black Gate.
For your comparison:
Aragorn was almost played by Stuart Townsend, who played Lestat in Queen of the Damned (a hilarious, hilarious adaptation). He was kind of hot in that movie if you’re into goths.
No offense to Townsend, but aesthetically speaking, I think they made a good choice. (But Townsend was totally screwed, and that was wrong.)
Ian McKellen, also kinda attractive. Especially as Magneto. Because I’m a sadist, I think the scene in X-Men when he asks Wolverine “that remarkable metal doesn’t run through your entire body, does it?” and then puts Wolverine in a vulnerable position is, oh my god, so sexy! (And Hugh Jackman, very attractive. I’m so psyched for him as Valjean.)
I think I decided that my 30 day challenge thing was getting boring and that instead this blog needs more pictures of attractive men.