Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists! Check out what others have posted by going over there! http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com
This week’s topic is-
Top Ten Books I Would Like to See Made Into a Movie or TV Show
Hmmm, a strange topic for me, since I usually cringe a little no matter how well the adaptation was.
(yes, even the Harry Potter series-they definitely left stuff out!)
Anyway, in a perfect world, where I had all the power, these are the books I wish would be made into a movie (that haven’t been already)
1. The Shadow of the Wind – I would love to see a really great trilogy here-I can already see the Cemetery of Forgotten Books in my mind!
2. The Paris Wife– Paris in the 1920’s, a young, handsome Hemingway, jazz-oh, yeah.
3. The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat (TV Show)-Please make this a TV show- I never watch TV anymore.
4. The Sandcastle Girls-with someone really hot to play Armen-I see Javier Bardem?
5. The Silmarillion (TV Show)- anyone who has read this knows how epic and sweeping it is-each chapter could be a whole season.
6. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (TV Show)-I loved these characters so much-maybe HBO could do it justice?
7. Bel Canto– I know the real gem here was the lyrical prose, but I think it is also a bit of a love story at heart, and who doesn’t love a love story that ends tragically?
8. The Last Letter From your Lover-again-forbidden love, amnesia, plus I would love to see the Jennifer’s life of privilege- I think this has been optioned to be made into a film!
9. The Bones of Paris– murder, mystery, Paris in the 1920’s again
10. The Double Bind- one of the best endings ever!
(seems like I have a thing for the Roaring 20’s-no?)
What books would you like to see made into a movie or TV show?
Pingback: Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I’d like to be made into films/ TV shows | A World of Books
I agree.. movie adaptations are really tricky! Very few have made me happy, because reading the books is so awesome on it’s own 🙂
The Shadow of the Wind is on my list too! And I just picked up Bel Canto from the library so I am glad its on your list!
Hope you enjoy it!
I like your list – nothing to do with the fact that The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society is on my list, too! 😉
The Shadow of the Wind would be awesome. Imagine the Cemetery and the second-hand bookshop. Even if they left things out, it would be visually worth it.
I agree-and they should do the whole trilogy!
The Paris Wife would be amazing to see on the big screen. I totally agree with you on that. When it comes to The Silmarillion would you want Peter Jackson to be involved or get a new director’s vision?
I think I might have had enough of Jackson’s vision of Middle Earth, as wonderful as it was. I would like to see maybe HBO sign on to make it a series, like they did with Game of Thrones.
I agree. I loved the LotR trilogy and how he brought that to life, but when I saw the Hobbit, some of the spark for Middle Earth had disappeared for me. I think it would be interesting to let someone else play in Middle Earth.
Some wonderful and intriguing picks here, and I’ve not read most of them. I agree, though, there’s lots of scope for movies or TV series in The Silmarillion and the subsequent books (only one or two of which I’ve made my way through.) I’d love to see the story of Beren and Luthien Tinuviel, for instance. . .
Yes! and the forging of the Silmarils!
When I first saw that you had put The Silmarillion down among your this week’s ten, I thought Oh no! That would be awful! NO ONE would get it right!!!. But your suggestion for it to be a TV series…might work, though I don’t know about chapter-wise. There is so much overlapping. And I doubt anyone could get the Ainulindale to work better than any imagination. Perhaps some parts of The Silmarillion…like Beren and Luthien; The Fall of Nargothrand, Doriath and Gondolin; Turin Turambar —- they might work as individual pieces I think…
I’m afraid I don’t the other titles you’ve mentioned, though I have heard of The Shadow of the Wind…
I rarely enjoy movie adaptions of books I’ve read but have to admit I love the choices you’ve made.
I wouldn’t be able to avoid The Shadow of the Wind.
These days I mainly wish for TV show adaptations. I like movies, but TV shows have much more scope. I always think about how cool and great the Harry Potter books would have been as a miniseries. I hope sometime in the future that happens — I think it could be amazing.
HP left out quite a lot, but its hard to not like it anyways.
This one makes me cringe, too. If I had posted about it, I would have written all about how I *don’t* want my favorite books turned into movies. Heh.
I agree with a movie of The Shadow of the Wind – absolutely! If it gets done, i hope it will be done well, else… 🙂
I love to think about casting- who would be good for each role…
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society would make a really awesome TV show and if HBO did it, I’d writer letters upon letters to the BBC to get them to buy the rights so I could watch it! 🙂
Pingback: September Wrap Up! | Turn the Page Reviews