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Road Trip Wednesday #138: Movie > Book?

Welcome to our 138th Road Trip Wednesday!


Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.



This Week's Topic:
What movie have you seen that actually (gasp!) improved on the book?

Road Trip Song of the Week: "If  This Was a Movie" - Taylor Swift

Next week's topic: When you need creative inspiration, where do you go?



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45 comments:

  1. Another interesting question. And I have what might be a surprising answer--at least for a guy. :)

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    1. TOTALLY agree with this answer. Movie = awesome, book = not so awesome. And love that you're a guy who likes this movie! :)

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    2. Thanks, Andrea... or should I call you Ahndray-ah? ;) What can I say? A good movie's a good movie. Maybe the fact that I'm married with six kids, five of which are girls, makes me more open to "chick-flicks." I don't know. I like what I like. :D

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  2. Loved this question. Check out my answers

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  3. The Shawshank Redemption (okay, it improved the novella), The Notebook (the movie was so much more emotional), and Lord of the Rings (Tolkien's looong descriptions of the scenery kinda killed the book for me). Great question!:)

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    1. Oooooh The Shawshank Redemption---what a good one!

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  4. I posted mine here: http://rachelwritesthings.blogspot.com/2012/07/road-trip-wednesday-what-movie-actually.html

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  5. Glad you guys liked the question! If anyone ever has any RTW topic suggestions you can email YAH, by the way :)

    Here's mine!
    http://www.sarahenni.com/2012/07/11/bridget-bridget/

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  6. here's mine: http://prernapickett.blogspot.com/2012/07/road-trip-wednesday.html and it was a tough one.

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  7. This is a good question, and it's only happened to me once:

    http://jennhoffine.blogspot.com/2012/07/road-trip-winners-and-vacation-time.html

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    1. Hm, I think the book was better actually :P but the film was great!

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    2. Oh, that movie (and book) makes me so angry. Damn Briony! I think James McAvoy might give the movie an edge . . .

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    3. By far, best unrequited love story on film. I love James McAvoy in this -- and in "Becoming Jane." He is so hot in a not hot way.

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    4. Ah Kelly, you describe James McAvoy exactly right!!! "so hot in a not hot way". Haha! Liked the book better but love James McAvoy.

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    5. Oh, he is hot in every way possible. Ahem. >.>

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    6. Seen "Penelope"? SO HOT in that movie.

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  9. I've not seen the movie, but in reading through The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I often thought, "I bet they cut this out of the movie." It seemed like it would benefit a lot from the editing and scene cutting that takes place when a book turns into a movie, not to mention the fact that the movie would remove the unnecessary digressions about Apple products. For anyone who's seen the movie and read the book, did the movie tighten up the plotting?

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  10. Here ya go! http://www.williamfriskey.blogspot.com

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  11. Like this idea! Here's my answer:
    http://rachelpudelek.blogspot.com/

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  12. and mine

    GREAT TOPIC! Will come to check out everyone's later!: )

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  13. My favorite movie is better than the book, I think: http://www.kristinhalbrook.com/2012/07/rtw-movie-book.html

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  14. What a question and here is my answer--http://gretchenschreiber.blogspot.com/2012/07/ya-highway-movie-topping-book.html

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  15. Here's my humble (not so much) opinion: http://wp.me/p1NlZX-x9

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  16. YAY! First timer:

    http://nickipaupreto.blogspot.ca/2012/07/road-trip-wednesday.html

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  17. Here's mine! This was a great prompt.

    http://readingontheftrain.blogspot.com/2012/07/rtw-book-to-movie-successes.html

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  18. Late to the party, but this was too good of a topic to pass up!
    here's mine

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  19. Awesome topic!
    Here's my jab at a popular writer that just left me flat, while the movie was powerful. Movie that improved on the book.

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  20. Here's mine, a little late today but I loved the question and can't wait to read everyone else's.

    http://daydreamertowriter.blogspot.ca/2012/07/movie-thats-better-than-book-no-way.html

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  22. Okay, let's try this again: I loved going through and seeing everyone's choices - - and now I have a list of new books to read and movies to see!
    Here's My Pics!

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    1. And, by pics, I mean picks... *sigh*

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  23. Here's mine! http://beck-nicholas.blogspot.com.au/

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  24. I know this won't be the popular answer, but...

    (I actually linked to an old post. Hope that's okay.)

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