Watching the Golden Globes on Sunday night, I realized just how many current and recent movies began with books. This post highlights some of my reviews — I didn’t do too well with the movie casting!
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff. Still one of my favorite books of 2015, although I didn’t think the movie lived up to the potential of the book. It was beautifully shot, well-acted but somehow some of the feeling leaked away. I didn’t make any guesses in the casting department because the movie was already cast. So let’s call it 0-0 for now. https://daeandwrite.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/call-me-lili-the-danish-girl-by-david-ebershoff/
The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini. A book I found too painful to even consider watching the movie. I did see a nice theatrical production at Actors Theatre of Louisville. No Casting here either so still 0-0. https://daeandwrite.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/banned-books-week-flying-with-the-kite-runner-by-khalid-hosseini/
The Martian by Andy Weir. Loved the book. Loved the movie. Did not cast. 0-0. https://daeandwrite.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/edge-of-the-seat-algebra-in-space-the-martian-by-andy-weir/
Room by Emma Donoghue. The book was fascinating but I think I appreciated the movie even more thanks to Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay and Joan Allen (who should be nominated for Best Supporting Actress). https://daeandwrite.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/room-reality-v-fiction/
In the best television category, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I’m a long-time fan. Love the series. LOVE Jamie Fraser. Can you blame me? https://daeandwrite.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/of-all-the-time-warp-standing-stone-mystical-circles-in-all-the-world-outlander/
There are some coming out this year that I will feature in another blog post. Till then, happy reading!