If you could see one book turned into the perfect movie–one that would capture everything you love, the characters, the look, the feel, the story–what book would you choose?
Unfortunately, I'm going to have to dig deep for this one. It seems that EVERY book known to man is being TURNED into a movie, so much so in fact that books, (like Water For Elephants, for instance) read like screenplays. Now, don't get me wrong I enjoy a good screenplay (see post here), but when I'm reading a book I prefer to set the scene, I prefer to see the characters, I prefer to THINK. Most of the books I've read this year are either movies, going to be movies, or have had the movie rights sold...sigh...most of the books I love, I loved before they were movies and love still, even if the movie is a horrible adaptation or a good one (see list of top-notch adaptations here and fantasy cast for one of my favorite books EVER here). A book I've been thinking about lately (as the 150 year anniversary of the American Civil War just passed recently, more on that later) is The Last Silk Dress. It's about a Southern Belle who decides she's going to help the Confederacy by donating and encouraging others to donate their dresses for Confederate hot air balloons. As she does this, she not only learns more about her family and its past, but about herself. Oh, and there's a love interest too, *whispers* a Yankee! It's young adult fiction and I remember reading it when I was 14 and wondering if I could have done all that Susan did in the midst of war. The movie adaptation would have to be so close to the book though, otherwise, I would just be one sad lady.