A Top Ten meme from The Broke and The Bookish.
This week's topic: List ten books I'd like to see made into movies . . .
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier - I know, I know, there are a few versions of this already out there; however, I would like to see a big budget hollywood remake of the John Cameron's Titanic sort. Why has this never been done? Rebecca is a great story! A sweeping story! I want to see it on the big screen with A-list actors, not some made-for-TV Sunday night special.
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni - This was a pretty good book, despite the lame ending. It would be an incredible Da Vinci Code type spectacle on the big screen.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - With all the European travel, interesting characters, history, and vampire lore, this book has all the elements of a fabulous movie. Hey, Hollywood, this book came out in 2005. What gives?
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - Another fabulous book with some great scenery and quirky characters. A movie's got to be in the works by now, no?
The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich - I have not read this yet, but the description sounds like an exciting historical story that would make not only a fab book but a great movie too.
Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier - I've already griped about this book being too convoluted for my liking, but the story would make a good Last of the Mohicans or Dances With Wolves type movie, I think.
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky - Although this is written as a collection of short stories, they are all related and interwoven enough to make a pretty decent movie.
The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo - There is a large message here, in a shortish story. I'd love to see a visual version of it on a big screen.
Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls - This is the (much lighter, somewhat fun) prequel to Walls' unforgettable memoir The Glass Castle. Set in the 1930s, Half Broke Horses puts me in mind of To Kill a Mockingbird. It would make a pretty decent movie too.
A Time of Gifts by Patrick L. Fermor - This one is on my TBR list and the more I see it around the more I want to get my hands on a copy. Soon. It's a travelogue of the author's journey from London to Constantinople by foot as an eighteen year-old in 1933. It already sounds like an epic, why not make it into a movie?
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