TV TUESDAY

tuesday tv meme

So I saw this wonderful new meme over on Codie’s blog Reader’s Anonymous and I thought I’d give it a go!

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

MOVIE THAT PROMPTED YOU TO READ A BOOK?

So my choice this week is very similar to Codie’s- except I thought I’d go with a twist- because while the first Lord of the Rings movie did prompt me to read a book, it was actually the Hobbit that it made me pick up first.

Hobbit_cover

And I’m so glad that I did- because it’s one of my all-time favourite books. There’s nothing like it in terms of adventure and heart-wrenching excitement. And since we’re comparing it to the movie, I by far prefer the book- in fact I wrote a whole post about my issues with the films (starting with the fact that there never should have been more than one film…) Personally, I love the Hobbit as a book and prefer the Lord of the Rings as films.

But I digress- go watch Lord of the Rings, go read the Hobbit- or completely ignore my advice and watch the Hobbit and read Lord of the Rings…

Agree? Disagree? Let me know which you prefer in the comments! Until next time!

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26 thoughts on “TV TUESDAY

    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Yeah I love Tolkein’s narration, but I do understand why people think lotr went on too long- personally that’s why I liked the lotr movies more. But to me, the hobbit is perfect as a book. Thanks- be sure to check out Codie’s post as well 🙂

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  1. Emily | RoseRead says:

    Me too! I LOVED the Lord of the Rings movies when they came out (still love them, haha) and hadn’t read the books, so I started with The Hobbit and then read the trilogy. So good. So so good. I reallllly didn’t like The Hobbit movies much, but I will always watch Lotr when I’m sick and needing to lounge on the couch all day.

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Ahh *high five*! yeah I hated the hobbit movies :/ they weren’t any good at all- they totally didn’t feel like they were in the same spirit as the books :/ ahh me too!!! They are my favourite “comfort movie” (like comfort food, except in movie form)

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  2. Codie says:

    So glad you were able to do this! LOTR is one of my favorite movies, however, I haven’t ventured into the magic of the books yet. The Hobbit was such an amazing book but the movie(s) feel short – totally agree about the horrible idea of squeezing three full-length movies out of one 200+ page book (dumb).

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Me too- I wasn’t sure I’d have time, so I *made* time out of nothing (I’m a magician lol) It really did :/ I was very annoyed about that- cos it’s a really well crafted and tight book, but they messed that up by extending it. They also took out the human element of the story in that they made it just about Thorin having “dragon sickness”- whatever that was. Why couldn’t it deal with complex human nature like the book did instead of treating the viewer like idiots? And they ruined my favourite bit (Mirkword) by taking out all the psychological elements :/

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      • Codie says:

        Haha, the magician, librarian :’D LOL I really don’t know where they were going with that “dragon sickness” but it was incredibly confusing. Let’s be real. Even though it’s a magical world doesn’t mean everything has to have some fanciful twist. I really don’t know how they squeezed three 2+ hour movies out of this bedtime story. Where did all the detail even come from with the love story between Tauriel and Kili – she’s not even in the book! Yeah, Mirkwood was done fabulous in the book….let’s not even talk about the movie. It astounds me how pacifying theater can be just to make a fast buck.

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  3. Paul @ The Galaxial Word says:

    Welllll I haven’t seen any of the Lord of the Rings. Or the Hobbit. Or any of the Star Wars, James Bond and Dr Who movies/series. I seriously need to start writing up a list of popular culture I have no idea about because people ask me about it all the time
    (@_@;)
    ( ̄▽ ̄)
    Don’t worry, I’ve seen most of the Harry Potters, though! ( ^)o(^ )

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      hahaha ah well- don’t bother watching the hobbit movies- just read the books! and I don’t much like James Bond. And Doctor Who’s okay, but it’s not urgent that you see it- you just have to know the tardis is bigger on the inside. And Star Wars is enjoyable, but not the most important thing ever. Which just leaves Lord of the Rings… 😉
      haha

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