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Book to Film Adaptations are the WORST

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In recent years, there has been a trend of literally every book being converted into a movie or TV series or Netfliz drama. While this provides exposure to the dying art of literature, it also takes away from the essence of writing itself.

There was a time when Dickens and Austen would write without inhibitions. All they had was this need for their work to be recognised and their emotions to be expressed through their art. To be fair. film as a medium did not exist at such a large scale in those times.

But ever since authors have realised that they can gain so much more exposure by reaching an audience through screen don’t we think that books, in recent times, are being written so they can easily convert into a screenplay?

There are novels whose complexity in monologue and emotion could never be translated into film such as The Catcher in the Rye and yet when you read a novel written from say 2011 onwards there is this element of shallowness which makes you wonder why it was written in the first place.

Don’t get me wrong, there have been some brilliant adaptations recently which have surpassed the book itself. I’m just concerned the book industry has become one big commercial film-turning factory.

Does any one else have these concerns?

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5 Most Anticipated Book-to-Movie Adaptions of 2016

I’m sure by now you’ve all heard the buzz about all the great adaptations coming out this year, I just wanted to join my voice in and let you know which ones I’m particularly excited about!

The Fifth Wave

Okay well this one already came out January 14 in Australia. I watched it the first day and reviewed it here and eh, not too hyped about it guys. I was super excited to watch it though.

Allegiant

Set to be released on March 19. I saw the trailer and it seems like they’re kind of taking a different direction to the book but is the end game going to be the same? And are they splitting it into two parts? it doesn’t seem like it

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

 

 

pride prejudice and zombies

I haven’t read the book but guys the trailer looks so good and let me know if I should read the book before? Also, I’m not entirely sure when it’s coming out

Inferno

I read the book way back when it came out because I was obsessed with Dan Brown. I haven’t watched the trailer or anything but the concept of the book fascinated me. This should be interesting. Set to release on October 14!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

I’m most excited about this one! IMDB says it’s set to release on Christmas Day this year and Tim Burton is directing it and the author, Ransom Riggs has been so involved with the movie process. I CAN’T WAIT!

Honourable mention to: Legend

 

Uni

The totally awesome dystopia series by Marie Lu? it seems like it’s still in the works but I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one.

Those are all the book to movie adaptations I’m excited to watch this year! let me know in the comments what you’re excited for !

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