From Movie to Book
We have read the book, we loved it, and pray for it to become a movie. It seems that more and more books, especially for young adults, are making it to the big screen. I prefer to read a book first, then watch the movie. Some people become inspired by a movie to read the book. However it goes, one seems to complement the other – although some book lovers may disagree and say that a book stands for itself – and that is true. Let’s say that they enhance each other and this relationship between book and movie makes good commercialism.
I have heard best-selling authors being interviewed about their involvement in the process of their book being made into a movie and their opinion is very similar. Most love it, consider it an honor, and view it as a complete different process. Some don’t want to be involved much in it, but enjoy having a little bit of input. But most, if not all, agree that they want the integrity of the characters to remain true to the story – and I think that is what makes one to enhance the other in the relationship of book and movie.
We all enjoy to read a good story – in our heads we visualize it – but when the story becomes alive in the screen and special effects are added, our senses become alive – the icing on the cake.