Thursday, 29 September 2011

Books to films

I am always a bit dubious watching films of books, even the best ones sometimes change things or add stuff that isn't in the book and that always bothers me.

But, if you haven't read the book in ages and are not obssessive about it (like I am with Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter) then it is easier to just enjoy the film without comparing all the time.

The other week I saw Jane Ayre and it was beautiful. Slow and steady with passsion bubbling under the surface. Tonight I went and saw Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy. Again it is slow and quite methodical. It isn't a crash bang thriller but it works because of that. It gives you time to think. And I loved the staging of everything. London in the early 70's forms my earliest memories and the colours and clothes and home furnishing was amazing. So much attention to detail.

Brown and gray, the colours of London!

2 comments:

Shay said...

I usually disappointed if I read a book and then go see the movie. I avoid doing it now. But having never read Jane Eyre that may be one movie I do make the time to see. Nobody wants to go see it with me so I may be a Nigel and just go see it by myself!

P. said...

I saw Jane Eyre recently too, and I loved it. I hadn't read the book, and I didn't know how it would turn out. I've just read the first Twilight book and now plan to watch the movie, but I don't want to be disappointed. I'm counting on the millions of fans to be a good sign.