Marta’s chosen topic is “books made into movies,” which reminds me of the week that Dale at Smurfin’ the Web had us discussing films that feature books in them. So, I’m recycling the Smurfdok’s title for this week’s Monday Movie Meme theme: What’s Your Story 2?
Share on your blog or in the comments section, movie adaptations of books. The movie does not have to feature books in it but does have to be based on a book. Here are my selections for this week’s What’s Your Story 2 theme.
Steve Balderson’s film about a guy who is obsessed with himself has got to be one of the most bizarre movies I’ve watched in a long time. It contains an interesting mix of comedy, horror, drama and porn. Balderson does the material justice and Matt Riddlehover gives an engaging performance in this movie. It’s based on a novel written by Joseph Suglia.
Backed by National Geographic, this drama film is the adaptation of an autobiography of the same name. It tells the account of fashion model named Waris Dirie, who escaped from Somalia after being circumcised as a young girl. I haven’t watched the film but I do have the book.
Comic books count as a “book,” right? Although I never had much interest in watching this movie about the comic book author Harvey Pekar, it stands out as a print-to-screen adaptation worth mentioning because, well, I like the cover art!
A Scanner Darkly
I feel like I might as well have watched this film, after all of the magazine interviews and online features that I read about it and director Richard Linklater. The Sci-Fi flick is based on Philip K. Dick’s novel about an undercover cop who gets way in over his head while trying to save the world from a dangerous drug. Yep, you guessed it -- I haven’t read the book either, but I DO adore the cover art and conceptual art in this movie!
What movie adaptations can YOU think of?