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Monday, November 9, 2015

TTT: Book to Movie Adaptations I Still Need to See

Top Ten Tuesday: Book to Movie Adaptations I Want to See
I am seriously not much of a movie-goer and for that reason I often don't pay attention to what books are being made into movies.  If this list seems hopelessly outdated to you, that is the reason!
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II by Suzanne Collins
This is probably the only movie that is truly on my radar right now.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
I read the first three books in this series and I want to see the movie but hesitate  to do so at the same time since the previews look so different than the book.
Room by Emma Donaghue
I actually don't want to see this movie because the book disturbed me so much but I want to hear what other people think of it.
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
First I have to read the book, which I have in my library.  It sounds like a good survival story.
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
The book is hilarious.  Is the movie?
Still Alice by Lisa Geneva
We read this book for book club and had a thoughtful, lively discussion. I think it won some Academy Awards. Should be good. Netflix?
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Serena by Ron Rash
Another book club selection. This book infuriated me. I'd like to see how the topic is handled on the big screen.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
OK. I confess I haven't read the book or seen the movie. But I should. It always gets such good reviews.
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett 
I read the book years ago and have always what to see the film starring Humphrey Bogart.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
I just read the book for the Classics Club Spin. Apparently the 1946 adaptation by David Lean is the best.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and Bookish.


  1. The Scorch Trials was quite a bit different than the book, but I think I actually liked it more. I'd also like to see Room (on dvd so I can have a good cry about it in the privacy of my own home. :) ).

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  2. Still Alice was absolutely phenomenal. I didn't know Kristen Stewart was such a good actress before seeing it. Definitely watch if you get a chance to.

  3. I'm so excited about the upcoming release of Mockingjay 2. I didn't list The Maze Runner movies because I haven't yet read the books. I did see the first movie and eventually want to watch the second. I kind of feel like I should catch up with my book reading first. I'm not sure I want to see The Room either. Reading the book was enough. Still Alice is one I don't want to see at all. I loved th book and it did a number on me. I don't think I could get through the movie without breaking down in ugly sobs. It hits too close to home. Oh! Do see The Maltese Falcon if you can! I really liked The Road, both the book and the movie.

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  4. I can't wait for Mockingjay Part 2! I saw the trailer for Room and it was very intense, but also very moving. Great list, Anne. Thank you for stopping by. :)

  5. It will be strange for the Hunger Games to be all over! That series was adapted so well. :-)

  6. A lot of these are on my radar too. Definitely interested in seeing Still Alice. Agree about Room, but the movie reviews have me very intrigued! Dying for Mockingjay.

  7. Really looking forward to Mockingjay!!

    The Scorch Trials was lame.

    Can't WAIT for In the Heart of the Sea!!! #ChrisHemsworth

    I started watching Serena but it was honestly so slow and boring (sorry, JLaw and Bradley <3 I love you still) that I didn't finish it.....

    I WANT TO SEE THE ROAD. It was actually filmed about an hour from where I currently live.

    Still haven't seen The Maltese Falcon. I've heard so much about it though.

    I want to see the newest version of Great Expectations!! I think it was made last year? Or the year before? Can't remember exactly...

  8. Moviemakers always seem to do better with nonfiction, I think. I may try Heart of the Sea.

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  9. I had never heard of Room before this week but now I think I have to pick it up and read it and then watch the movie because its on so many lists!

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  10. I haven't seen most of these movies. I didn't even know the Bill Bryson book had been made into a movie. Definitely adding that to my to-watch list.

  11. Mockingjay and Scorch Trials are two I want to see as well. Haven't read either series but did see the first two Hunger Games movies. And Maltese Falcon is a great choice for a classic movie.

  12. I absolutely cannot wait for Room! That book was soooo good! It's going to make a fantastic movie!

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  13. I haven't seen any of these, though a couple of them are on my want to see list!

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  14. I'm also very excited for Mockingjay Part 2. I thought these adaptations are really well done. I also loved Still Alice, though I haven't read the book. The movie is thought provoking and powerful. As for Room, I'm not sure about seeing it. I didn't finish the book because it was disturbing. I don't think I could handle the movie.

  15. I'm excited about the conclusion to THG and really love some of the newer adaptations of Great Expectations. My favorite is either the one with Jeremy Irvine or Ioan Gruffudd. It's a toss-up.

  16. I loved reading The Road. I wasn't a huge fan of the movie, but I don't think it was bad by any means - I just didn't enjoy it as much as I did the book.

  17. I somehow missed that Room came out. I thought the book was great, but agree with you that it was disturbing, so it will be interesting to see how they did with the movie. My TTT

  18. I hadn't read Room, but got tickets to an advanced screening of it last month. It was very good, but really disturbing as you said the book was. I'm very looking forward to the last Mockingjay movie as well!

  19. I am totally with you on Room! Don't want to see it a bit but I'm curious. The Maltese Falcon is fabulous

  20. Really excited to see Mockingjay Part 2!
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