Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a Halloween freebie. So, let’s go trick-or-treating! Is it the book or movie adaptation that’s the treat?
Book: Trick – I hated this book with a passion.
Movie: Treat – The movie is so different from the book that if you named it something else, you’d never really guess there was a connection between the two. This is a fun flick about two witches who kill a dude and try to cover it up. It’s lighthearted… I promise.
Book: Treat – I absolutely loved this book as a kid. One of my goals is to eventually go back and read the entire series, since I’ve only read this one.
Movie: Trick – Here’s an unpopular opinion, I don’t like the movie “Wizard of Oz”. While I appreciate it as a pivotal piece of film history, I cringe at the thought of having to watch it. Might be because I was forced to see it so many times as a kid.
Book: Trick – My god, this book was horrible. I’m wondering who looked at this novel and thought, “this would make a great movie”.
Movie: Treat – I haven’t seen this movie in years, but I remember enjoying it as a kid. In part it’s because of the great dynamic between Bette Milder, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton.
Book: Treat – The rare instance where I love the both the novel and movie adaptation. I slightly prefer the book to the movie.
Movie: Treat – Both the book and movie are worth a read/watch.
Book: Trick – Ok, so the book isn’t really a trick. I still enjoyed it, I just prefer the movie.
Movie: Treat – I love this movie. Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Torro’s performances are fabulous. If you haven’t seen this, I highly suggest checking it out.
Book: Treat – Again, I actually enjoy both the book and movie. However, I much prefer the book this time around.
Movie: Trick – How can you go wrong with Jane Seymour and Ian McKellen. The movie is worth a watch, even if the book is better.
Book: Trick – This book really bored me when I read it. Mostly because I had been expecting a horror story. It’s actually more of a psychological exploration of the main character. Not bad, just not what I had been expecting.
Movie: Trick – The 1999 film adaptation of the book was pretty bad and diverged quite a bit from the original story. It’s campy but not enough to be so bad it’s good.
Book: Treat – A crazy book that hinges on weird stuff constantly happening. It was pretty entertaining to read if you’re into those kind of stories.
Movie: Trick – Wow, this movie was bad! It was nearly unwatchable.
Play: Treat – The play is pretty fabulous to read, but of course seeing a live performance is better.
Movie: Treat – This was an incredibly well done film. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it.
Book: Treat – I’ve talked about this book before. Capote’s writing is gorgeous. Definitely go check it out if you haven’t already read this one.
Movie: Trick – I love Audrey Hepburn but I hated this movie. Mickey Rooney’s performance is extremely cringe-worthy and they completely changed the ending from what happens in the book.