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Welcome to another - wait. It's the same drill repeated every other week. Maybe I need to invest in better starting points.
Anyways.... today we have Christine from Tine's Reviews taking over the blog with a post about...
Classics. And movies. Sigh. I just made that sound really bad. I'm a little tired. Although little might be an understatement.
Classical Books Turned to MoviesI’m not an avid reader of the classical books. Why? Because I think it’s boring. But when I’ve watched “The Great Gatsby” the movie, I suddenly loved it and I wanted to read it. After I read it, I told myself that I should read more Classical books. Well, I didn’t expect that Classical books were impressive, so I read and explore some other classic books.
In the movie industry, majority of the movies are based on books. As for the classical books, for me adapting it into movie is great because some of the people are not fond of classical books (like me). However, some of the movies didn’t give justice from the book. Example like the “The Picture of Dorian Gray” I read it first before watching the movie and I’m not happy of the outcome because it is far from the book. Unlike the “The Great Gatsby” the storyline of the movie and the book is similar.
To some extent it also helps to discover and to know that the movie is from a classical book. I’m not against the movie adaptation as long as it is similar from the book. We may not know that it could be also a way to read classical books for those who didn’t read this kind of genre.