When we start talking about Hollywood, we will see a lot of successful projects taken from books. There are some great treasures buried in the books. Now Hollywood’s big banners evaluated its potential.We are seeing some blockbusters year over year that are a recreation of some books. In this article, we are going to talk about some books made into movies and turned out to be huge successes.
You will also see a lot of people who are completely against this concept. They believe that it nullifies the value of a book but different people have different learning styles some learns from reading and some from visualisation.
Yet, there are some people who are avid supporters. According to them, they don’t have to read a book, and turning it into a movie is a fantastic idea.
You can understand it as the topic is quite controversial. Also, it is not to mention, it depends on the person’s opinion. There are some pros and cons of books made into movies and we are going to discuss them here.
Pros Of Watching Movies Which Was Book Previously:
- The first thing that you will witness is, producing a movie gives exposure to underrated books. This generation wants everything to be easy, and reading is a huge task for them. Books like ‘The Passion of the Christ’ weren’t much known. However, a lot of people got to know about the story, as well as the book, through the movie.
- A book should have imagination involved. When you are watching a movie, you get to know all the elements of the story, and viewers are able to enjoy it more. Moreover, movies give life to the characters. You will remember the storyline for much longer. It will be a cherry on top if you have already read that book. You can differentiate. Also, you can see the characters playing out exactly the way the writer imagined.
- The series of books also have some great potential and you can take ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series as an example. Or you can also take ‘Harry Potter’. These movies appear to be the best because of perfect direction, acting, as well as the storyline. This article would never come to an end if we start talking about the examples.
Cons of Watching Movies Which Was Book :
- There are also some adaptations that worsened the storyline. Directors have gone to the opposite path from what the book showed. Some of them even changed the storyline. This is one of the biggest disappointments to a bibliophile. Book has been totally ruined for him/her.
- When you read a book, you are able to use your own imagination. When you watch the movie version of that book and then read it afterward, characters get fits on your mind. You won’t be able to find out the plethora of characters.
- Also, there are various details that one can’t cover in a movie. Reading a book will be much longer and you can’t sum every detail up in a time of odd 3-hours. It is up to the director what to keep and what to skip. This may raise conflict as it may happen that the director cut that part out which the audience wanted to see.
Books Made Into Movies , Some Examples:
Now, as we have seen a fair comparison of the benefits and detriments, it’s time to go through some popular examples. You may be on either side. It is your choice to bound yourself in a 3-hour time. Moreover, you need to know the storyline. Also, you have to invest your time to read each detail the writers intend to showcase. This will help you to explore the characters using your emotions.
Here are some top books made into movies :
Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption (1992)
This is a famous novel written by an eminent writer, Stephen King. One of the main characters, Red, is a white Irish man. Morgan Freeman played the character and he jokes about being an Irish.
The story revolves around a character named Andy who is a convict in the case of murdering his wife. He’s helped by the fellow prisoner Red, to cling Andy from the State’s cruelty.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
This is adapted from JK Rowling’s famous edition of Harry Potter. The main character, Harry, known as Daniel Radcliffe. He studies in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the famous witchcraft school. Also, he is following the mysterious role of Sirius Black, played by G Oldman. He seems to be an ally of Voldemort, a prisoner of Azkaban. The use of the map of the Marauders has a slightly different backstory in the movie.
Gone Girl (2012)
The name originates from the book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The book focuses on a character named Amy Dunne. Amy comes from a perfect childhood and is living a calm and perfect suburban life. She disappears in a jiffy. But the prime suspect is her shady husband Nick, played by Ben Affleck. This David Fincher’s creation portrays a much smaller role of Amy’s parents. Also, this is in comparison to that of the book.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
The movie adaptation of the book came into the limelight in 1939 with the name The Wizard of Oz, directed by Victor Fleming.
The storyline revolves around a farm-girl from Kansas, Dorothy. Judy Garland plays her character, gets caught in a tornado and to some magical place. She immediately kills someone and then steals her shoes. As the plot intensifies, she forms a gang. After that, he plans to get the demands fulfilled by storming a city for a local wizard. The only change is that the movie portrays the shoes in red color when in the book, they are silver.
There are various other examples that you can think of. All the casts carry slight changes in comparison with the books. Some noteworthy examples of books that made into movies are Jurassic Park, The Godfather, The Fault In Our Stars, The Hobbit, It, etc.