Friday, 15 November 2013

Busy Friday

Alison Can Read Feature & FollowOnly got time for a quick one today, Friday's are slowly turning into way too busy days where I try to catch up on things I missed during the week, spend all day at work and then relax at the library, which has become my new haven. I have never spent as much time in an academic building than I have in the library this past week. It's like the concept of the library has only now gotten through to me and I cannot help myself from getting books that are completely non-related to my course. Currently, I have a copy of Nietzsche's work, Sagan's 'The Demon-Haunted World', a book on Paganism and on 'The Germanic Hero'. Ok, the last two are sort of related, but the first two were just cause I can. And that's not a healthy attitude when it comes to me and libraries because I have hardly seen any people this week...

Anyways, onto Follow Friday which is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. This week's question:
Are there any book to movie adaptations where you think the movie is better than the book?

This is quite a difficult one, because I absolutely love watching movies, but I also love reading and the two are such different experiences that I can love watching the movie and then read the book straight after and they're two completely different experiences! I am a massive Jane Austen-fan, but I don't really like either Emma or Mansfield Park (please don't throw hate at me for not liking Emma). I absolutely loved the 2009 BBC series of the former though, with Romola Garai, who managed to not make Emma completely ridiculous to me. The 1999 film of Mansfield Park was also pretty good, although I still preferred Crawford over Edmund any time.

What I have just realised is that what both of those adaptations have in common is Johnny Lee Miller. I don't even really like him that much, but he's a good actor so I guess maybe he just helps smooth me into stories I don't really like.

So, how about you? What movie do you prefer over its book?


  1. Nice! Not familiar with these either way. Don't read too many classics.

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  2. I promise not to throw anything at I liked the BBC Emma too but I liked the 1990's version as well but mainly because I liked Jeremy Northam as Mr. I like Johnny Lee Miller!!! He is Sherlock in Elementary one of my fav shows...though nothing like the book version of New follower via bloglovin! :)

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  4. I love this adaptation of Emma,Romola Garai is fantastic as Emma and makes the best facial expressions. Have a great weekend!

  5. Hopping through. I didn't realize Johnny Lee Miller was in those movies. I should watch them. I love Jane Austen.
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  6. I love Jane Austin too. I haven't seen either of those movies. I'll have to check them out. Old follower. My FF

  7. I haven't read many classics at all so I can't say either way if one was better than the other. :/

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  8. I'm seeing so many great answers today!
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  9. I LOVE watching movies too, so it was hard for me too!

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