July 02, 2007

Tie-In Movies

There's nothing greater than seeing the works of your favorite writers on the silver screen. I have read them, enjoyed them and breathed each phrase and syllable. Such sublime works should never be missed in one's lifetime. Although such choices are arbitrarily picked, they are mine, so others must have theirs too.

As for screen adaptations, my opinion is that though it saps your imagination by toeing your mind to the photos of the sets, nevertheless, such incarnations provide a feast for the senses, a tangible ambrosia for the eyes and the ears. So if one would like to have a first impression, read the book before watching the film. This shall ensure that one exercises their brain before the film lush cinematography fills one with that of the director's.

So far the ones that have been shown since last year are these: (click on the title to access their literary form)

Patrick Suskind's Perfume

W. S. Maugham's The Painted Veil

Upcoming films this year:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera (Nov. 2007)
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The making of the film:


Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

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The New York Times article...


slim whale said...

i totally agree. it's advisable to read the book first before watching the film adaptation. gotta read the books you've mentioned here.

Anonymous said...

Um, ever watched/read "The Beauty and the beast?" If you do, some of it's concepts are in the "Love in the Time of Cholera," don't you think?

Jules said...

slim: thanks... i think powerbooks have them on sale...

anonymous: yes i've read B&B but i can't seem to make a connection between that and LITC.

Anonymous said...

Um, I just noticed that there are rose petals falling in the poster. Beast in B&B has a withering rose too, right? Beast, and the person that has cholera are both waiting for someone, and they have this time limit too; both portrayed by a withering rose.