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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 15 Mar 2018, 03:51

Would this book work well as a film? Why or why not? Which specific aspects or scenes might transfer well to the screen, and which might not? What parts might have to be cut or changed?

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Post by Shelle » 16 Mar 2018, 08:22

Oooooo! Good question! Like most members of OBC, I typically find the book to be better than the movie, although some film adaptations have been quite remarkable. Some scenes would play out well on film and others would have to be augmented to make sense. How would you cast this, I wonder? What actors would embrace the spirit and personalities of the characters best?
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Post by atonykamau » 16 Mar 2018, 08:34

Yes, i think this book would work well as a movie because the book was thrilling and entertainig to read so in my opinion it would make a good movie.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 16 Mar 2018, 10:44

I actually think I would prefer to leave this one as just a book. There was a lot of dialogue and not much action. The scenes that would translate well to film are the final climatic scene with Trudy, the scenes where the users committed homicides (people love action and gore!), and the scene with Vince and his dog being attacked on their walk.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 16 Mar 2018, 13:49

Yes, the final climactic scene would work really well on screen.

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Post by Libs_Books » 16 Mar 2018, 16:12

ButterscotchCherrie wrote:
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Yes, the final climactic scene would work really well on screen.
I agree, and I also think that the style - the way the writer cuts from one set of characters to another - would work very well on film. It might actually be easier to follow and also help you to get a grip on the various characters more quickly.

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Post by Tsundoku_diva » 16 Mar 2018, 16:20

It will work well on screen and could ignite a lot of discussion points, too.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 17 Mar 2018, 03:03

Shelle wrote:
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How would you cast this, I wonder? What actors would embrace the spirit and personalities of the characters best?
Megan Markle could play Zoe.

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Post by Sanyesto » 17 Mar 2018, 03:20

Yes actually as I was reading through the book I was visualizing it as if I was watching a movie. Thus I think it can make a great movie if well plotted and organized

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Post by Sanyesto » 17 Mar 2018, 03:21

Yes. Actually ,as I was reading through the book I was visualizing it as if I was watching a movie. Thus I think it can make a great movie if well plotted and organized

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Post by Rumshez » 17 Mar 2018, 07:27

The book would surely make a good movie, although, whenever a book is made into a movie, so many aspects/parts of the book are lost.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 17 Mar 2018, 09:59

ButterscotchCherrie wrote:
17 Mar 2018, 03:03
Shelle wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 08:22
How would you cast this, I wonder? What actors would embrace the spirit and personalities of the characters best?
Megan Markle could play Zoe.
I was thinking Sasha Alexander from Rizzoli and Isles.
Kal Penn for Vijay.
Robert De Niro as Vince
Betty White should be the blind old lady at the NRA conference :)

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 17 Mar 2018, 11:58

kfwilson6 wrote:
17 Mar 2018, 09:59
ButterscotchCherrie wrote:
17 Mar 2018, 03:03
Shelle wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 08:22
How would you cast this, I wonder? What actors would embrace the spirit and personalities of the characters best?
Megan Markle could play Zoe.
I was thinking Sasha Alexander from Rizzoli and Isles.
Kal Penn for Vijay.
Robert De Niro as Vince
Betty White should be the blind old lady at the NRA conference :)
Those are great choices! Kate Mulgrew as Trish?

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Post by kfwilson6 » 17 Mar 2018, 23:17

ButterscotchCherrie wrote:
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Those are great choices! Kate Mulgrew as Trish?
Oh perfect! I guess we need to be hired to do the casting!

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Post by Camille Turner » 18 Mar 2018, 09:47

This is a great question! I think that it would make a good movie in general and most people would really like it...apart from myself. I wouldn't enjoy seeing such difficult scenes (without giving anything away to those who haven't read it, I'm sure you can imagine which ones I'm referring to). I do think a movie would be a great way to get people talking and thinking about these issues, but I don't think I'd personally see it. I loved the book very much and I usually turn to reading over watching movies when it comes to considering really deep and difficult issues. Books still affect me just as much as movies but in a different way. For example, I can read a suspense novel and feel caught up in all of the suspense but be ok. But if I watch a suspense movie, I have nightmares! I wonder if anyone else is like that?

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