Vlog: Adaptations That Are Better Than the Book

In which Kendyl gives the short list of movies we prefer over the original books.



1 thought on “Vlog: Adaptations That Are Better Than the Book

  1. I enjoyed your analysis very much and was quite gratified that there are broad-minded souls in existence who will admit to liking the movie better than the book. I have a similar favorite. This is a movie I like better than the play it was based on. I realize that movies and stage plays are apples and oranges. That being said I liked the Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger version of Chicago very much better than the play. I thought the movie genre was better adapted to showing the characters as the “larger than life” “glitzy people they were. For example, the slick lawyer played by Richard Gere was wearing a pinstriped suit in most scenes. But when he sang Razzle Dazzle ‘Em the pinstripes changed to glitter stripes. Not loud glitter but still enough to underscore his point. I sometimes thought the stage play was rather heavy and filled with people who were empty and not admirable in any way. The glitz of the movie made “He Had It Coming” not as serious and therefore depressing as the play was. I have seen several productions of Chicago including the Broadway Across America version. Good acting cannot add the same “zip” to the story that the movie translation does.
    That is my opinion anyway. I know critics do not agree with me. C’est la vie.


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