I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
“People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning. ”
This 300 word thing is going to kill me here, so bear with me.
Maybe it’s because I wrote my first report on Steven Spielberg when I was in fourth grade and got a camcorder when I was in sixth grade, or maybe it’s just because I really love movies, but to me everything I see can be a movie. There are plenty of sources of inspiration to make a film. Not to rely in to many Spielberg references, but his first film Amblin is quite simply a silent film(music accompaniment) about two young kids hitchhiking through California to the beach in the 60’s. There’s more to it, but it’s a rather simple premise, yet it’s a wonderful film.
So as far as choosing to make an adaptation of a novel, it needs to be done, because it’s that moving to you, not for the hell of it or money (dun dun dun).
I read all of Ludlum’s books in middle school. Loved them. Saw the Bourne movies loved them, despite the fact that they butchered the beautiful story Ludlum created. I’ll skip the first film because it actually follows the book a bit more. Paul Greengrass directed the 2nd and 3rd films. Killed the books. Kept a few names and that is it. He had a vision for the films and it works wonderfully and I’m fine with that.
I’m a fan of Ian Fleming. His books have been made into films (Connery FTW!). Some good some bad, none of them really faithful to the books. Some of them (Brosnan era) made new shit up for the character, because they ran out of books. Still great films (mostly), because they had a ‘vision’. There really was something to them.
Read all of Thomas Harris’s Hannibal books. Hannibal series: amazing books and films. What they cut for the film works (Anthony Hopkins = amazing).
This is going over the word limit so feel free to ignore this ending. An example of a film currently out that’s an adaptation and is amazing is Kick-Ass. I also advise you all to watch Amblin.
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