The Movie Book Tag

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Hello all!

Micaiah @ Notebooks and Novels created this tag not too long ago. As she had left it open for other people to take, I decided to help myself. 

Thank the person that tagged you and link back to the original creator (Micaiah @ Notebooks and Novels). 
Answer all eight questions.
Tag at least two other bloggers.

And now, to the questions! 

1. Books or movies, which are better?

Well, I like books better in general, but movies help me to remember the details (cause I see them). The book usually has a much better story though. Movies tend to scrap things in favor of time.

2. What book needs to be made into a movie RIGHT NOW?

This is a really hard question to answer.....

I've mentioned in a previous tag that I really wanted to see a movie adaptation of Kilmeny of the Orchard by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I still stand by that, and I also want to see Runner Up (Leah Banicki), Marcia Schuyler (Grace Livingston Hill), and Stars Collide (Janice Thompson) on the big screen too.

3. What movie adaption of a book has disappointed you the most?
Anne continue.jpg
Source: Wikipedia

Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story was loosely based on Rilla of Ingleside. Having read the book several times (it's one of my favorites), I was severally disappointed in how they changed the story. That book deserves much better.

4. What movie adaption of a book has made you throw confetti and walk away extremely happy?

I greatly enjoyed the 1982 movie adaptation of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

The Scarlet Pimpernel 1982 film dvd cover.jpg
Source: Wikipedia

Even if it didn't follow the book exactly, this movie crew did the book justice. I greatly enjoyed how the actors/actresses played their respective characters.

And come on....I think we can all agree that we girls swoon when we hear these words:

"Sink me!"

5. What movie adaption of a book have you seen, but never read the book it's based on?

The Princess Bride.

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Source: Wikipedia

I've never actually read that book, though I hear that it's really really good.

6. What book have you read, but never seen the movie adaption of?

Johnny Tremain.
After looking at the Wikipedia page, it looks like it remained true to the book (of course I can't judge that until after I watch it)

Johnny Tremain poster.jpg
Source: Wikipedia

Johnny Tremain is still one of my favorite books, even though I read it in intermediate school. It would be really cool to see it up on the screen.

7. If your WIP was turned into a movie, who would play the main character(s)? 

Oh brother! I have several WIPs, give me a second to figure this one out...

Since I've actually been working on "Rose of Culmore" again (for the first time since June...), I decided to go with that WIP (and because I don't want to repeat answers from Caoimhe or Seeds of an Orchard Invisible).

So my main characters are named John Callaghan and Rose O'Neill.

If Dean Butler was about 3 decades younger and had dark hair, he would be a good fit for the role of John Callaghan. At least judging from his role as Almanzo Wilder in the Little House on the Prairie TV series.

And, come to think of it, Scarlet Johansson is probably a good fit for Rose O'Neill, but I would prefer someone a little, um, softer and gentler. Just can't think of anyone!!!

*sigh* The difficulties of casting....

8. When the credits roll after the movie adaption of the WIP you discussed above, what song will be playing? 

Well......considering that the end of the movie would be John Callaghan relating his story to a poet/songwriter, (and it's not like I didn't base the story off this song or anything)....the ideal song that would play in the credits would obviously be....

"The Maid of Culmore"

I decided to use this version instead of the Celtic Thunder version because this one is gentler, like a true reminiscence (or memory).  


Sarah Rodecker @ Pen of a Ready Writer

Lilah @ The Singing Writer

Have fun!!

Scribblingly yours,


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  1. This was great!!!

    *totally will not steal it some day*

  2. The movie version of Johnny Tremain made me mad, they cut out too much of the story! XD

  3. Oh, I agree. Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story was very disappointing. I only watched it once, whereas I've seen the other two multiple times. It was sad because I wanted to like it so badly since the first two are a couple of my favorite movies ever. :/ But I adore Rilla of Ingleside, and I wish the movie directors had either really made it about the book or just not made it at all.

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    2. Right? If it were going to be dramatic, it should have dramatized Jem and Walter's story.
      Plus, it really didn't make much sense since Anne and Gil's wedding would have been several years before WWI according to the books. *sigh* Sometimes I think that I should be a filmmaker so that I can do things right. Haha ;D

      You're right they are adorable!:) I still wish someone would go and make a movie about Rilla's book. It's not too late, I feel.

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  4. I just read The Princess Bride this year, and it is ssssooo good!!!!!!

    There is a movie version of Jonny Tremain!!?? But, if Gray says it isn't good...

    I still have to read Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside. I read all the others, but Anne is my favorite character and those are not so focased on her. I will read them one day.

    It seems like I steal every tag you do, I might have to keep up the pattern...

  5. This is a cool tag, Catherine!:) I have only watched the movie of the Princess Bride, too! mentioned The Scarlet Pimpernel, that is one of my favorite movies, and I love the characters in it.

  6. Oh sweet, I've been tagged! I can't wait to get started on this one! Thanks!

  7. Two things I agree with most heartily! AoGG The Continuing Story was a big letdown, but not a bad movie in and of itself. I wish they would have made Anne of Ingleside. The director said he didn't find enough 'movie worthy' stuff (or some such nonsense like that). :(

    And Johnny Tremain is very good! They stayed pretty true to the book although they did cut out quite a bit of detail (as any movie adaption does... :( ) But I was glad it didn't make anything up or stray from the plot.

    God bless!

  8. Oh my gosh. I love this. I... am picking this one up. :) And man, Catherine - I wish I could meet you in person, because I think we'd get along! ;D

  9. Cool tag!!

    I NEED to watch The Scarlet Pimpernel!! I love the book so much!! <3

  10. I really want to see The Scarlet Pimpernel so badly. Is that the one with Ian McKellen in it? I hated Anne the Continuing Story. It was so far from the books. Also, I didn't like the book adaption of The Princess Bride as much as the movie.

    This is a really awesome tag.

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    2. I must warn you - the 1982 has some adult content (an unmarried couple sleeping together).

  11. I saw Anne the Continuing Story a loooong time ago and detested it. I still haven't read Rilla, though! I need to! I fully expect to love it.

    Johnny Tremain! I saw the movie before I read the book and loved it. I don't know what I'd think of it now that I've read the I remember, there wasn't even a Rab. Which...come on. Rab is kind of an important character, don't you think? :)

    Wonderful post, Catherine!


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