Saturday, March 26, 2011

10(ish) Books I'd Like to see on the Big Screen

I saw this tag going around (on Facebook) and there are LOTS of books I would like to see on the big screen.

All of these must be done true to the book.  Some alterations are ok, because obviously not everything translates well from the page to the screen, but as long as it's a good adaptation I want to SEE IT!!!

Here we go.

1.  The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (why hasn't this been made before????????????????)

2.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (trilogy)  (I think it is being made... yay!)

3.  The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (this is one of my favorite Narnia books... but I say that about all of them.... :)

4.  Savvy by Ingrid Law (This would be LOVE)

5.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (I know there's already an excellent movie adaptation of this one.  And updated version would be awesome too though.  If it was done right.)

6.  The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (I <3 The Penderwicks.  There should be more fiction like this for kids.  And there should be movies so kids also have great things to watch.)

7.  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (I have heard rumors of this one being in the making for YEARS.  It needs to just get DONE!)

8.  The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (Um, it's awesome.  'Nuff said.)

9.  Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (On 2nd thought maybe it should be a TV miniseries.  In order to do it right it would have to be like a 10 hour movie... so, maybe a miniseries would be good.)

10. Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson (There's a niche for it.  It would sell. Make it!)

11.  Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (Any of Shannon Hale's books would make beautiful movies.)

12.  This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti (I'm actually surprised that some Christian movie making company hasn't picked this one up yet.)

13.  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (It's a classic. More people should know about it.)

14.  The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (The Benedict Society books are the books I hold all other Kids' Fiction up to as a standard.  Everything should be this clean, this exciting, this educational.)

XIV is the new X.  :-P

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Kiri said...

This is a fun post! And I heartily agree with #1, #3, and #8! Nice to see you back online. :)

Danmark said...

"The Mysterious Benedict Society" is a great read for kids of any age.The book is amazing and fun to red when Kate makes a shocking discovery about Milligain ,and Sticky who figures out the truth, and Reynie who almost had his memories erased ,by the evil Mr. Curtain.

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