Gail Carson Levine Message Board
Adnamarine posts on 4/27/2007 3:44:03 PM
Hey:) I was didn't want to watch the movie at first either. We got the book and the movie out from the library at the same time, and I read it, and then we were going to watch it and I was scared to. But it's like what you said about Eragon, movie vs. book. It's so completely different you can't really associate them. But it's even more like that with Ella Enchanted. They don't even have the same storyline, not remotely. It's completely and utterly different. It actually wasn't that bad. Now, if they had attempted to make it like the book, then it would have been really bad. But they didn't. Of course, the book is still a ton better. The movie doesn't even come close. But as movies go, it wasn't dreadful.
Anonymous posts on 4/27/2007 9:28:09 AM
Here's a hint on book based movies. If you love the book, don't watch the movie. Often they shorten the story, which causes them to change the content to have the story happen in a shorter amount of time. LOTR is a rare thing, it's amazingly close to the books. But look how long it is. Not everyone has that much time or money. I didn't watch Ella Enchanted cause I figured it wouldn't be any good and I didn't want it to ruin the story for me. From what I hear it was pretty bad. It's kind of true about seperating the two. Eragon is totally different (movie vs. book). Reading the book I almost forget that they're the same story, but if I'd have read the book first I probably would've had a harder time with it. Wow, that was a mouthful.
Hi adna! Haven't talked to you in forever.
Nina posts on 4/7/2007 7:13:31 PM
Does anyone know Gail's e-mail?
oplease posts on 3/16/2007 8:21:28 PM
The Two Princesses of Bamarre is the best book ever!!!!!!!=) Please make a sequel!!!! I loved EVERYTHING about IT!!! Everyone in the world should read it!!!!
Adnamarine posts on 3/6/2007 7:41:42 PM
Has anyone read her new book, Fairest?
Adnamarine posts on 12/22/2006 4:08:39 PM
May, the only way they could have come up with even a PASSABLE movie is by changing the storyline. If they had tried to stick to the story it would have been a disaster! It would have been horrible. Sometimes that's just the way it has to be with movies based one books. Most of the time with movies based on books I have to think of them as two seperate things, or the movie destroys the book for me. That's why I almost like it better that they changed it so much. Unless the movie is very good, or I just like it a lot, than I can't really do that very easily. The Lord of the Rings, for instance, was very excellently done. It was amazing. Harry Potter... I feel the same way about the movies as I do the books: they're very good, not my most favorite in the world (except the books are much better). But even in those movies, where they did try to stick to the plot as much as possible, they still couldn't include absolutely everything. I think they did the best thing they could do by changing it. It's a funny movie, and I do like it; if they had tried to stick to the plot I KNOW i would have hated it.
May posts on 12/2/2006 10:07:53 PM
The Two Princesses of Bamarre was also another excellent book by the author lols. Anne Hathaway seems to well with 'princess' characters, and she probably would have been Ella to the fullest in the movie, had they stuck with the plotlines laid out in the book!
Echo. posts on 12/2/2006 10:03:10 PM
I didn't like the movie at all. I thought Ann Hathaway was the best Ella possible, but the plot was just so different! I really liked "The Two Princesses of Bamarre"
Clara posts on 12/2/2006 9:29:11 PM
Oops sorry, I don't know what happened with the quotation marks.?
Anyway please post what you think of the book FAIREST.
May posts on 12/2/2006 9:28:22 PM
Gail Carson Levine is one of my most favorite authors of all time! I loved Fairest, her newest book. Yeah, its true that Lucinda's there, but she was never PHYSICALLY there. She only had something to do with the problem. Again. I agree, Destiny. Ella Enchanted was a wonderful book, but they positively killed the movie-- no offense to those who thought that the movie was great.
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