Day 17: Least favourite book adaptation
Hmmn, now let me see. Ah yes, that would be this turgid pile of cinematic crapola...
Now I was considering an adaptation where not only had I disliked the film but also the book on which it was based but that seemed to defeat the whole purpose. A least favourite book adaptation should really be a disappointment of sorts. Where they (the they being the film people naturally) have taken a much loved source and quite literally stuffed it up.
So I was thinking, what film did I desperately want to see and then wish I'd saved the money I spent on the cinema ticket.
It has to be the latest adaptation of Little Women. I don't know what it was, perhaps the spectacularly miscast Whine-ona Ryder as Jo. Something was just completely wrong.
I had read all these books as a girl. These were familiar characters. I adored the 1940s interpretation even if it was a little twee - it seemed to have the right old-fashion atmosphere, that cosy family feeling. It was a film to cheer the soul.
The new one did have a lot of the right components from the book, it was just bad.
(Had I to chose a least favourite adaptation from a book that was also dire then it would be Eat, Pray, Love - dear God but that woman was a selfish mare, get over yourself! The whole world doesn't revolve around you! Anyway, the film had Javier Bardem so not a complete loss - yes I did watch the film despite giving up on the book after the poor-mes got too much!)