Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Movie Blog

Welcome to the Monday Movie Blog on Chief 187 Chatter. This weekend I treated myself to a rare movie in the theater! It reawakened my love affair of “going to the movies”. I was delighted with my choice and will write about it at length on tomorrow’s Simple Joys. Movies are a popular genre on Chief 187 Chatter and it is with great pleasure I issue topics for all to explore.

Today’s focus is movies based on books. What are your favorite movies based on books? Please include the actors in the film as well as a brief synopsis of the plot and/or a review. Did you feel the movie surpassed the book, fell short, or did a decent job? Were you pleased with the casting or did you feel they did not stay loyal to the integrity of the character? List your favorites as well as the reasons you loved it or simply tolerated it.

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  1. Do androids dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick became Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott the story, originally set in 1992 and in later editions 2001, focuses on a bounty hunter Rick Deckar who's job is to identify and hunt down renegade android replicants, that were built as servants to people willing to start a new life and move 'off world'. that find their way to earth.

    Deckar is called into 'retire' which terminate 6 of the latest Nexus 6 replicants who have found their way back to earth leaving a trail of destruction as they seek to cancel an pre programmed safety device each android is fitted with that will shut them down before they become too 'advanced'.

    Great film with Harrison Ford as the bounty hunter, with Rutger Hauer as and Darrel Hannah as uebermench androids.

    I saw the film before I read the book both explore what it is to be human.

  2. I'm sure there are many but for this Southern girl the ultimate movie based on a book is "Gone With the Wind". Selznick captured the scope and grandeur of Margaret Mitchell's epic novel, cast it perfectly right down to the red-headed Tarleton twins, and created movie magic.

    No one reading the book after seeing the movie would be able to imagine anyone other than Vivien Leigh as Scarlett, Clark Gable as Rhett, or Olivia de Havilland as Melanie.

    The movie necessarily condensed the book but it still ran about 4 hours. I remember seeing the re-release at the theater and having an intermission during the movie. I've seen it on television since then but the small screen doesn't do that giant story justice.

  3. Many films come to mind but one revealed a feeling I can only discribe as being diusturbing.Mary Shellys Frankenstein a science fiction horror film starring Kenneth Branagh as Victor Frankenstein and Robert De Niro as the"monster". The young doctors journey into obsessive madeness as well as the unethical means to his nobel goal still reveal an uneasy feeling in me.This film (also directed by Branagh) exposed the humanity and corruption of the doctor that no other version came near to. If by the best we can say the one that gave the authors idea over to the movie genre I definitely think this one of the best.