Happy Friday. If you've been following my blog lately, you know today is #MFRWauthor blog hop day. This week's topic is about our favorite movies that were inspired by books.
I watch a lot of movies, but thinking of ones that I love and knowing if they were based off books wasn't an easy task. See I'm an action movie girl. I write romance and I read romance, but I love to watch me a great action flick. Then there's also the hiccup of me probably not reading a book that may or may not have inspired the movie I'm enjoying. So it was Google to the rescue for my picks to see if they were indeed inspired by a book.
All time favorite: V For Vendetta
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A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet.
In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil. **description from Amazon**
I'll watch this movie and never get tired of it. V is an interesting character to me because he's both the villain and the hero of the movie. He exacts his revenge against the wrongs done to him and others, but at the same time it's not just about him. His actions are for the greater good of his nation and he makes people challenge what they've been taught to believe. I will admit to not having read the graphic novel and I'm not sure I will since it might affect my love of the movie if things are too different.
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A close second is James Bond. My hubby bought me the complete set for my birthday last year. Every Bond movie made, I was in Bond heaven. I had my favorite Bonds and for the longest time it was Roger Moore because he's the one I grew up with. However, Daniel Craig's Bond topped him. Followed then by Pierce Bronson. Watching the original Bonds with Sean Connery, man the names of the Bond Women, they were so comically bad. Hubs isn't into Bond like I am, but he watched the complete collection with me.
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Okay, so not the last one. Sorry, but honorable mention would be Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. The book has been bedtime reading to my boys more than one. I like both versions of the movie as do my kids, but I lean more towards the Gene Wilder one. I was actually watching it the other night because it happened to be on TV.
So those are some of my movies inspired by book favorites. Let me know some of yours.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the other authors in the hop.