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message 1: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (last edited Aug 04, 2013 05:36PM) (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Books to film, wow is that popular now a days. It seems like scree writers look to pre written novels to get ideas and end up translating and adapting that! So how appropriate is it to a challenge! Summer is when some of the biggest blockbusters come out between the months of June through September.

For this challenge you must have read the book in the 2013 year!

Duration
January 1st 2013- January 1st 2014

Stages

Stage One- Film Finatic: 1- 5 adapted books
Stage Two- Director: 6-10 adapted books
Stage Three- Screenwriter, practically: 10+

If you want to challenge yourself further, you can read AND watch the film in the 2013 year. Maybe spot the differences


message 2: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (last edited Nov 04, 2013 09:02PM) (new)


message 3: by Kelani (new)

Kelani | 57 comments Now this is right up my ally!!!


message 4: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Can be any book-to-film just has to be read during the duration of the challenge!


message 5: by Carolyn (last edited Dec 26, 2013 12:09AM) (new)

Carolyn (caro65) I reckon I could complete at least Stage Two.

Here goes...

Stage One
1. Call The Midwife 21/6/13
2. The Hunger Games 3/7/13
3. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 6/7/13
4. The Silver Linings Playbook 9/7/13
5. The Jane Austen Book Club 19/7/13

Stage Two
6. Angela's Ashes 31/8/13
7. Sense and Sensibility 16/9/13
8. The Book Thief 14/12/13


message 6: by Carolyn (last edited Jun 28, 2013 12:54AM) (new)

Carolyn (caro65) I've just read Call The Midwife which was made into a TV series. Would that count?


message 7: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
updated :)


message 8: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
And extended the length of this challenge


message 9: by Bajen (last edited Jul 28, 2013 05:47PM) (new)

Bajen I really like this challenge. I have read a couple since the year started so I guess I can just list them right?


message 10: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Bajen wrote: "I really like this challenge. I have read a couple since the year started so I guess I can just list them right?"



Yes! You may add any books you have read since the start of the year 2013!


message 11: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Carolyn wrote: "I've just read Call The Midwife which was made into a TV series. Would that count?"

Yes that will count!


message 12: by Bajen (last edited Oct 26, 2013 02:10PM) (new)

Bajen Okay so I will go with Stage 2- Director. So here they are:
I have moved to a Stage 3- Screenwriter

1.Safe Haven 01/17/2013
2.A Game of Thrones 02/02/2013
3.Beautiful Creatures 02/27/2013
4.The Perks of Being a Wallflower 04/19/2013
5.Life of Pi 05/16/2013
6.Bridget Jones's Diary 05/25/2013
7.Pride and Prejudice 07/16/2013
8.The Kite Runner 07/28/2013
9.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 09/24/2013
10.The Host 10/22/2013
11.Matilda 10/26/2013


message 13: by Annabel (new)

Annabel (kirbyland1986) | 52 comments want to do this challenge but might have to wait till next year now


message 14: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Annabel wrote: "want to do this challenge but might have to wait till next year now"


I will definitely add it in again in Jan 2014!


message 15: by Thalia (new)

Thalia (thaliaanderson) Oh, I'm pretty sure I'm a screenwriter already, hahah. Do you have to have watched the movies and read the books all this year?


message 16: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Thalia wrote: "Oh, I'm pretty sure I'm a screenwriter already, hahah. Do you have to have watched the movies and read the books all this year?"

Must have read the books this year :) If you want to challenge yourself, you can do must have watched the movies as well!


message 17: by Thalia (new)

Thalia (thaliaanderson) Okay! Let's see what I've done...

1. The Notebook (book & movie)
2. Hamlet (book & movie)
3. Persuasion (book & movie)
4. Warm Bodies (book & movie)
5. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (book & movie)
6. Message in a Bottle (book & movie)
7. Wuthering Heights (book & movie)
8. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (book & movie)
9. Gulliver's Travels (book & movie)
10. Dead Poets Society (book & movie)
11. Bridge to Terabithia (book & movie)
12. Speak (book & movie)
13. The Devil Wears Prada (book & movie)
14. Battle Royale (book & movie)


message 18: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Finished 10- continuing though :)


message 20: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Michelle {Book Hangovers} wrote: "1. The Hellbound Heart (Hellraiser movies)
2. Stardust
3. Coraline
4. City of Bones
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
7. Harry Potter and the Priso..."


Coraline is great!


Michelle {Book Hangovers} (bookhangovers) Yes!! Both the movie and the book :)
Plus Neil Gaiman wrote the book and he is one of my favorite author's xoxo


message 22: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Michelle {Book Hangovers} wrote: "Yes!! Both the movie and the book :)
Plus Neil Gaiman wrote the book and he is one of my favorite author's xoxo"


I agree! The book was ten times better, but the movie did it justice. I was happy! I really need to read more of his stuff. I have a few of his books just sitting on my shelf collecting dust. Yiiikes!


Michelle {Book Hangovers} (bookhangovers) AAAhhhh Girl! Read them book lol!
J/K....Have you read The Graveyard Book by him?
That was a good read, cute story! The audio was fantastic!! Neil Gaiman himself read it :)


message 24: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2992 comments Mod
Michelle {Book Hangovers} wrote: "AAAhhhh Girl! Read them book lol!
J/K....Have you read The Graveyard Book by him?
That was a good read, cute story! The audio was fantastic!! Neil Gaiman himself read it :)"


No!! I plan on doing that this winter! x


Michelle {Book Hangovers} (bookhangovers) YAY!! xo


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