Top Ten Tuesday is a heme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show (set in a perfect world!)
I usually take this stance when it comes to transforming books into movies and TV shows:
But what if we lived in a perfect world? What if Hollywood actually cared about the story and did not perform a Red Wedding on our most beloved novels and tomes? This week, we discuss which books would make the most ideal movie and TV show without all of the butchering and story murder.
Format: Disney/Pixar Animation.
Because: A lovely story about a deaf girl connecting with a sign language chimp would make a very lovely and very heart-warming film.
Format: Live action film
Because: We need more exposure to the events happening in the Middle East regarding the people and their struggle to survive in the extremist environment.
Format: Computer animation
Because: I believe that a great director could bring out the lovely storyline. I, for some reason, think of the movie Brave when I read this, and it just stuck with me ever since.
Because: The color and richness of this book demands a colorful animated setting. I would lean towards animated movie, but the book is a bit gritty for a Disney-style film.
Format: HBO Show
Because: This would rival Game of Thrones!
Format: Live Action Movie
Because: Do I even need to explain this one!? (I know this one was purchased, but Gods help them if it turns out like the Twilight movies…)
Because: This would make one great show, and blood always looks so much more creepy when drawn.
Format: TV show
Because: I believe, with the right elements, and the perfect director, this book would transform beautifully into a TV show targeting a new set of teens. I also honestly think that the book could be formatted to extend past the story and become something more, such as Dexter.
Format: Live Action movie
Because: I am a rabid fangirl and the Greyfriar should be voiced by an awesome character and Adele can break all of the white girl paranormal standards and THIS IS AN AWESOME SERIES.
Format: Hayao Miyazaki animated movie
Because: That is what I pictured the entire time when I read the book. Sadly, Mr. Miyazaki is retiring, and I fear this is just a sad pipe dream.
What books did you list this week? What would be your ideal book to screen collaboration? Leave a link (I am on the internet and I will read them this week!!)