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    Books into movies

    created by annabrigitte 145 days 17 hours 27 minutes ago

    Category: Arts

    Books into movies

    Hey CNet!

    If you could choose one book to be made into a film (that hasn't been already), what would it be?

    I would choose A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris. It's a beautiful story and I think it's pretty underrated!

    Thanks for reading!

    - Anna

    Re: Books into movies

    Hey Anna!

    I would choose any books by Joel C. Rosenberg. He writes awesome political thrillers that could all be made into amazing actions movies. "The Blue Sword" by Robin McKinley would also be good as a movie.

    Honestly, there are so many amazing books out there that could be made into great movies. The only problem is that movies are very rarely as good as the books from which they are based. Sigh. Oh well.

    Thanks for the forum!


    Re: Books into movies

    Hello Anna ,

    Actually , there's is this one book I was as a child that would make a great film. It is called "Secret order of the Gum Street Girls:". It is a fiction book that shadowns the Wizard of OZ , but pits a really unique spin on it. I haven't read it in years , but it was super impressive. I read it like once every two weeks when I was a kid. If would make an epic film!

    Great Forum !


    Re: Books into movies

    I'm a huge bookworm, so you could imagine how many books I'd like to be made into a movie! However, there is this one book that I think would be an amazing movie. The book is called "Witch Child" by Celia Rees. It takes place during the witch trials in America, and the main character, Mary, just so happens to be a witch. What makes this book even more interesting is that it looks at her journey and interactions with the Native Americans near the settlement, and it goes so far as to portray just how good the Native Americans were compared to the white settlers who had all of these nasty beliefs about them that were untrue and obviously biased. It's a really good read! If that was made into a movie, then they'd definitely have to make the sequel book, "Sorceress", into a movie as well. It follows Mary's journey from where she left off through the eyes of her most recent descendant, a Native American woman living in modern times who has help from her aunt to see what happened to Mary after the events of Witch Child.

    It's a really good read. There are some very sad parts to it that coincide with the Native American genocide by white settlers, but the story itself blew me away! I love this forum!

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    I love books and may have a little too much to say on this topic, but I'll try to be concise.
    First, I think Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson, would be amazing as an animated film after the style of Studio Ghibli. It is a fantasy story set in a world covered in mist, full of evil and magic and heroes, and it would look so cool as an animated movie.
    Second, I would love to get a Rangers Apprentice movie. It is a series about a gruff tracker/warrior type man (a ranger) who takes on a young apprentice and the adventures they have. It is really great!
    Lastly, I have to throw out the Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien, because I'm a huge nerd and would love to see some of the stories from there hit the big screen.

    Thanks for the awesome forum!


    Re: Books into movies


    Definitely anything by Ernest Hemingway!

    I would love to see a film adaptation of "The Sun Also Rises" or "A Farewell to Arms". Both books contain incredibly intricate characters and, if done correctly, both movies would strike the audience as profound and thought-provoking.

    Other than Hemingway, I would love to see "Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King – the prequel to his famous work "The Shining". I think the sequel's film adaptation would be a classic just as the first movie was.

    Thanks for the post!