How do you react to movies made of your favourite books (or even not-so-favourite books)? Do you look forward to seeing them, or avoid them? Do you like to have read the book before seeing the movie?
Some of my favorite movies are based on books. Little Women, A Little Princess, A Secret Garden and Atonement are some of my favorites. Now that I think of it most of my favorite movies were based on books. I also find that if I hated the book, I will have the movie. It doesn’t matter who directed, who is starring, or how pretty it looks. I will still hate the movie. Like with The Da Vinci Code. I hated the movie even though Audrey Tautou, one of my favorite actresses, was in it.
I don’t necessarily go see them in the theater because I am claustrophobic and tend to have panic attacks in theaters. Not so fun for other people. I wait for it to come out on cable or DVD. I also don’t have to read the book first. I am attracted to movies based on books whether or not I have read the book. I haven’t read The Lovely Bones but I am dying to see the movie when it comes out (on cable).