Thursday, March 12, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Movie Potential

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Today's question:
Tami inspired this week’s question:

What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?

Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?



My Response:
My mind clouds with plots, characters, and titles. There are so many good books, and any good book would make a good film. Of course, a film would have to cut some good parts and characters; after all, that is why a book is superior to a film! I can't list all the possibilities, so I'll give one example of a recent book that would make a fun film.

Last Mango in Texas by Ray Blackston is written in first person narrative, and this humorous Christian chick lit couples an oil man with an environmentalist. That's creativity! The Texas man, Kyle, and the tree-hugging Gretchen are strong characters who pull apart toward their own special interests while being drawn together romantically.

Imagine an escape from a fraternity during a frat party. How could it happen with the brothers watching? What background music will be playing? Ah, you'll have to read the book--or see the movie--to see the answers those questions. If you're interested in a FREE copy, check my sidebar.

What title did you suggest?

23 comments:

Matt said...

I suggested some of the recent new books that would make movie material.

Janet said...

That does sound like an interesting pairing!

Beth F said...

I went with something that look stunning on the big screen.

thekoolaidmom said...

I've never heard of The Last Mango in Texas, which isn't surprising given the number of new fiction published everyday. Sounds like an interesting and fun book.

I took the opportunity to plug one of my favorite books, The Gargoyle, which is one of the best new-author books I've ever read and I think was a bit mistreated after it was published. A movie could bring it to the attention of new readers :-)

Haley @ House On The Hill said...

That does sound like a good movie. I'll have to look and see if the library has that book!

Juliann in WA said...

And yet another book that I will have to check out - what a great response.

zetor said...

That sounds like a good one.

Bluestocking said...

Sounds good to me. Thanks fir stopping by!!

Meghan said...

I hadn't heard of that book before, but that's certainly an interesting pairing. I'd wonder how they ever managed to get along!

writemeg said...

Sounds like that would make a very entertaining film! I love fun romantic comedies that still have a lot of heart :)

Kat said...

I am fascinated by opposites. It makes for a great reading! Bet it'll translate awesomely to film too. :D

Lindsey said...

Thanks for commenting on my post; I need to change the font, because you're the second person to tell me my font is too pale ;) I will have to check out 'Last Mango in Texas.' It sounds like a fun read!

Carrie said...

I had seen this title but wasn't sure what the book was about so it was fun to read your post and hear that you think it would make a great movie! My answer is here:

http://www.readingtoknow.com/2009/03/booking-through-thursday.html

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Blodeuedd said...

Never read the book, but it sure sounds like it could make a fun movie :)

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Alexia said...

I've heard of Ray Blackstone's books before, but not this particular one. And I agree that any good book would make a good film!

Nise' said...

Sounds like a book I'm going to have to check out.

jlshall said...

As you say, a film would have to cut some good parts and good characters. And that's exactly why I usually want them to keep their mitts off my favorite books! But "Last Mango" does sound like a good book that would make a really good movie. Nice choice.

kaye said...

loved your answer, thanks for visiting today

Kerri said...

Even the title is great! Sounds like it would be a funny romantic comedy movie indeed.

JoAnn said...

That sounds like a good one. I suggested a crime thriller.

Yvonne said...

I haven't read that one, but it sounds like a good one.

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

It is fun to picture book into movies. I picture the stars and everything or with the harry potter films the kids were so good I couldn't not think of the kids from the movie when I read them.