Monday, 17 May 2010

Musing Mondays2Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about movies based on books…

What happens when you see a movie based on a book/story, especially one you’ve not read? Do you feel the need to track it down and read it?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

If I know a booky-movie is coming up I try to make sure I read it before it comes out, but sometimes I just don’t have the time or it sneaks up on me.

Last night we went to see the new Robin Hood and, after being hit multiple times for my gleeful bouncing, I left that theatre in full RH mode. I wanted to read the stories, I wanted to do some research on the time period; I basically went into full book/movie mode.

I was just wondering if this was just me?

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27 comments:

sadie said...

You are not alone in your ways. Here's my answer

http://somanybooks123.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays-books-movies.html

vampireprincess said...

Mine is here http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/hunting-at-the-cinema/

Marie said...

Here's mine! I'm the same way sometimes.
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2010/05/musing-mondays-movies-and-books.html

Yvonne said...

Mine is here

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays-books-to-movies.html

Nise' said...

Glad you liked Robin Hood, planning to go soon.

My Musing

Kristin said...

What a great question!

Here's my answer.

Mash1195 said...

My answer is posted here
CMash

DanaB said...

Great question...I love sparks of interest to chase after!
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http://mywindowswideopen.wordpress.com

Dana said...

I'd have to say a very definitive no. I don't track books down for movies that I've seen because generally doing that is going to render me incapable of ever seeing the movie again (or at least enjoying myself when I see it). My full response is available here.

MizB said...

My answer is up...
http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/musing-mondays-may-17/

~MizB

fredamans said...

Great question with so many be adapted to film, here is my answer; http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-monday-book-to-film.html

Vicki said...

I love this question!

HERE

caite said...

Movie vs. book..a classic dilemma.

My Answer is up!

Lori said...

Cool topic.

Here's mine.

Li said...

Awesome question! Here's my answer: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=1480

Lisa said...

Good one this week.

Here's mine.

Lynn said...

I find it's usually documentaries that put me in full research mode :)

My answer is here.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I agree with you. I like to read the book if there is one from a movie or t.v. show. Mine is posted at my place. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays.html

gautami tripathy said...

I forgot to leave my link:

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

Missy said...

You're definitely not alone.

http://missyreadsreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays_17.html

Debbie said...

here is mine...
http://thefridayfriends.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-need-some-help-musing-monday-and.html

Pam said...

I do the same thing concerning research after seeing an intriguing movie. I even did a little on Robin Hood myself.

My Musing

We HEART reading said...

my answer

http://sahmbookreviewers.blogspot.com/2010/05/monday-musings-2.html

crestina said...

here's mine....

http://addlife21.blogspot.com/2010/05/doesnt-matter.html

Terra said...

I decided to start joining in with this meme.

My answer is in a similar vein to yours:
http://terraonthebookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-mondays.html

Matt said...

Order does matter. I want to read the book first and watch the film. Unless I don't care of either. My full musing is up.

Bryan R. Terry said...

The best Robin Hood book out there (in my humble opinion) is Parke Godwin's Sherwood.

I was a RH geek in high school (part of that had to do with the fact that I practiced archery) and I immersed myself in the myth, lore and fact of Robin Hood ... and Godwin's book is absolutely incredible. I cannot recommend it enough.

(It's sequel, Robin and the King is not as good, and I recommend it not as enthusiastically.)