If These Books Were Movies, They’d Star…

I love sharing what books I think would translate well into films or mini-series, and part of those visions  stem from how clearly I can see a certain actor as a character. Ever since I was little, I remember running a book’s story through my head as if I was directing a movie, picturing people I saw on TV as those in the story. Even now, some of these visions are so strong that I view any movie adaptation of a book I love warily, because it’s almost as if my own movie already exists.

I wanted to share some of my favorite “casting choices” – the actors I quickly adopted as characters when reading – from books that haven’t had any kind of adaptation yet.  That being said, I think all of these stories would be brilliant as films (it may be a secret desire of mine to write a Millicent Min screenplay).

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News Worthy: 2/22 – 2/26

Hello from the little bubble I end up in when I visit home and get absolutely no homework done!

Interviews

This Emma Watson interview popped up on my Facebook feed last weekend, and who can resist an interview with her? As I read it, I realized that it is more of a conversation between Watson and author bell hooks, and the whole thing is definitely a unique approach to interviewing and connecting like-minded people.

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The Air of Disillusionment

Last night, I found a film on Netflix that I haven’t watched in years. My find was the movie adaptation of Harriet the Spy (don’t even try to talk to me about the Disney Channel modernized version), originally written as a book by Louise Fitzhugh. Having loved both the book and the film as a kid, I was eager to revisit my childhood and watch the film again. But I finished this viewing feeling slightly…betrayed.

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