Is anyone as excited about it as I am? Plans to go see it?
If it's anything like Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet I'm expecting it to be fantastic! I think it has that perfect combination of an absolute classic storyline, a great director and a fantastic A list cast! Although I have a slight soft spot for Leonardo Di Caprio's acting and Carey Mulligan looks like she will carry the role of Daisy amazingly - I think Isla Fisher stands out for me as the character of Myrtle in all the posters.
I really hope it lives up to my expectations and becomes the film of the year!
The problem is, and I'm sure some if not a lot of you may agree, when you have such a great, strong book, it can almost always fall short when it is made into a film. I enjoy the films mostly but I can't help but sit there and think 'the book wasn't like that' or 'the book did this better'and I'll always always favour reading the book over watching the film. I do admit though, as of late there have been some pretty good film adaptations, would you agree? The Hunger Games serves as a great example. Although it wasn't quite what I imagined the character of Peeta to be, I thought the film as a whole was really quite true to the book and Jennifer Lawrence was really good. I'm looking forward to the next one!
So it got me thinking - if you could have any book, especially any YA book, made into a film which would you pick? And who would you cast as your characters? Everyone always has their own interpretations of what the characters would be/look like so who would be perfect to play yours?