I am a major bookie, which would make me a book purist by nature. I am fine with changes within the movie adaptation of one of my favorite books or book series if ‘the spirit of the material’ is adhered to for the most part. I understand some changes as long as they don’t take away from the character’s arc.
Needless to say, when I read that one of my favorite new books/series, ‘A Discovery of Witches’, written brilliantly by Deborah Harkness, was to be adapted into a movie courtesy of Warner Brothers, I was a little nervous and apprehensive about the idea. The reason for this is that I have been burned before and deeply disappointed with some of these adaptations. And I am not even the author!
I posed this question to the author on her Facebook Page “How much input are you going to have with the Warner Brothers adaptation of A Discovery of Witches?” and she kindly responded.
Here is her response: “I’m sort of like the Queen of England: I am allowed to advise, counsel, and warn. But I have no veto power, or creative control–nor should I. I’m a novelist, not a film maker and I would like to finish book #3 for you!”
I loved her answer, especially the “I’m sort of like the Queen of England’ bit and it is comforting to know that she will be a part of the movie adaptation in some capacity so I am looking forward to seeing this on the big screen. Deborah has such a strong sense of her character’s and their motivations that I know she will ‘advise and counsel’ well. Who else is looking forward to seeing ADOW on the big screen? Now, the next big question is who will play Matthew? I’ve got some ideas! What are yours? Who will play Diana? Sound off below!
Special thanks to Deborah Harkness for answering a bookie’s question! :)
*top image from roberson.edublog
TGIF, what a glorious phrase to hear after what always feels like a very hectic week. You just want to be at home, catching up on your favorite shows or curling up with a good book. Life just gets in the way, doesn’t it? Between running to the grocery, laundry, cooking and cleaning, we are all ready to just chill and relax as much as possible.
I have been quite the busy little blogger the past two weeks I think. To recap, I hosted a giveaway for Diana’s Commonplace book and Holographic button, learned the ins and out of Rafflecopter and had a WINNER….Congrats Natalie Wright!
My laptop is in need of repairs, as in a WHOLE NEW KEYBOARD and all because ONE letter does not want to work half the time. It also needs cleaned of any deep, hidden viruses. It has been a struggle trying to make posts from my phone when one is not used to it. I miss my laptop so much and a friend is having problems with hers as well. Here was a solution she was given by a relative.
Extreme huh? Good thing they were joking! I about had a heart attack when I watched it!
I think the highlight of the past weeks was the Q&A with Deborah Harkness and yet another giveaway! The Q&A was informative without giving anything away. I read a really great book and will read it again before writing a review on said book.
I write for another blog and the television show it is based on, just started it final season and this week is mine to recap/review. I tell myself that this is the life a blogger and you really do love it. I have more books on the horizon to read for pure pleasure and for review.
Big Brother just started for the summer and this season looks that it might be better than the last. I sure hope so because last summer I had to quit watching because the houseguests were horrible. The twist this season of two HOH’s should be interesting. We shall see. I also watch BB UK every night which exceeds ours by leaps and bounds.
My plans for the weekend are another read of that book mentioned, watch a movie or two and watch True Blood for review next week. Guess that means I should actually watch the first episode huh? So what are your plans? Sound off below.