This week's Fun Friday
looks at ten books that would be even harder to film properly than The Hobbit
was. I personally liked The Hobbit
even though I thought it was a bit of a long slog when it didn't need to be. The list comes from io9
, and rather than retype it here I'll send you over there because they've done some really good commentary. The commentary will help you quite a bit considering that you'd have to be a pretty hard-core sci-fi fan in order to have read some of these.
I do sort of disagree with World War Z
being unfilmable, although I do agree that the Brad Pitt film had very little to do with the book. While certainly the movie wasn't up to the quality of The Shining
I do look at it in a similar way; start with an idea and develop a book in the literary way and a film in a cinematic way. I personally found WWZ
to be passable popcorn fare and a very impressive advancement in CGI.