It's time again for The Broke and The Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday.
This week's topic: Top Ten Books I'd Love To See As Movies/Tv Shows
I am totally cheating because I did this one before and honestly, my answers are the same.
1. The Dinner: While
this was definitely not my favorite book ever, I found the topic and
theme intriguing and think that the medium of film might actually do it
justice. As far as the casting, I would suggest perhaps Tom Hiddleston
as the main character. He needs to be someone with a dark side but you
understand why he has a dark side and feel pity for him, almost cheering
for his evil. We all know Mr. Hiddleston's got that down pat!
I loved this book. It was all about a young man who is trying to find
his way in the world and is suddenly given the responsibility of
watching over someone else. That someone else is a troubled young
basketball star who recently lost his parents and now believes himself
to be an alien. This tale really goes into what some teenagers are
forced to deal with and coping with tragedy. As far as casting, I have
3. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald: We
hear and read a lot about F. Scott Fitzgerald. There are countless
movies about the man. But what about from Zelda's perspective? They
were a young couple newly married thrown into fame and somewhat fortune.
Scott had his issues with wanting to write the great American novel and
alcoholism. Zelda struggled with loneliness and eventually
schizophrenia. In a time when mental illness was treated with
electricity, she tried to rise about it all, only to be dragged down. I
think a good Zelda Fitzgerald would be Emma Stone.
4. Calico Joe: Baseball always makes me happy and this tale of the rising star who was humble and sweet is brilliant. I would go with a young Robert Redford for this one (we are in a perfect world, remember?)
5. The Screwtape Letters: Ok, so I am not exactly sure how this one
would work, but I love it none the less. I was thinking maybe as a
miniseries or TV show.
6. The Count of Monte Cristo: I know what you are thinking. "There are a
ton of movies based on this book." And you are correct. HOWEVER, none
of these movies actually follow the book! Again, this one may not be
good for a movie. A mini-series would be better since there is so much
to cover. But I don't want to see Edmund Dantes happy and smiling at
the end! Did no one read the book?! And as the lead character, hmmmm,
that's a tough one. You need someone who can pull off innocence,
ruggedness, desperation, and evil. Maybe Jude Law? What do you think?
7. The Shadow of the Wind: I ADORE this book. I have a mad crush on Julian. Who could play him? Hmmm.... I haven't a clue!
8. I've Got Your Number: This one was my guilty pleasure. This would be a stereotypical chick flick.
9. Angels and Demons: Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon? NO!!!!!! Let's redo
this with someone who is ACTUALLY like the character in the book. I am
sorry Tom Hanks, but that's not you. I am looking for a Daniel Craig, or a Michael Fassbender.