by syaffolee


Booking Through Thursday: Celluloid

1. In your opinion, what is the best translation of a book to a movie?

Perhaps Lord of the Rings, comparing the books to the movies directed by Peter Jackson. Maybe followed by Schindler’s List and The Princess Bride.

2. The worst?

The first that came to mind was Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Take the movie alone, and it’s fine. But compare it to the book and the movie’s ending totally screws up Capote’s message.

3. Had you read the book before seeing the movie, and did that make a difference?

In most (maybe all?) cases, it did not make a difference (Examples, again: Lord of the Rings, Schindler’s List.) I try not to read the books or watch the movies with the same mindset because going through a film being nitpicky is a waste of two hours.

Of course, these questions have me pondering movie novelizations, i.e. books-from-movies rather than movies-from-books. Personally, I avoid movie novelizations like the plague. Exactly who reads them anyway?

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The Thursday Threesome: The Food Channel

Onesome: The– Food Channel: Yummy Goodness or Food Pr0N? Who do you like to watch (or love to hate)?

I do not have a TV so I can’t watch anything. But I suppose shows about food and cooking are probably some of the few things I would watch if I had one.

Twosome: Food– in the Summer? Cooking in the kitchen? Any tips to beat the heat for those in the gang literally baking in the heat?

Cook as little as possible. Eat food that can be taken straight out of the refrigerator.

Threesome: Channel– some coolness our way: what is your favorite Summertime beverage (yes, mixed drinks work too…).