Friday, April 11, 2008

Splash du Jour: Friday

"I love film. But it can't in any way do what a book can. In the first place, a film has only two hours to make you fall for it. Not much time."
A Bookpuddle reader sent me the above comment.
Movies vs. Books.
We have wrestled with this subject before, haven’t we?
Anyone who argues that movies are superior, [how do I say this?] umm… their campfire is not one I want to warm my cold hands at.
Last weekend, I watched The Door in The Floor, hoping to see something worthy of John Irving’s A Widow For One Year. [Movie was re-named, and only went to Part One of a three-part novel].
I was very disappointed.
I agree with the above reader’s statement, which was in reference to the same movie.
I feel sorry for screenwriters of great novels.
Movies cannot a good novel, be.
John Irving’s gotta weep [except on his way to the bank] on this!

Have a great Friday!

1 comment:

Merisi said...

Hm, no one here? ;-)
I must confess that for example the movie "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" had me fall as much as a beloved book. There are times when I don't have the time to read a whole novel, but can find two hours for a movie. Gilbert has stayed with me for years now, just like a great many books.