Is this book good to be adopted in to a film?

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Re: Is this book good to be adopted in to a film?

Post by onixpam » 05 Jul 2018, 14:48

This is a wonderful story, and while I was reading it, I was imagining the movie. So yes this must be a movie!

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Post by Ibeh12 » 07 Jul 2018, 19:33

Yes, I think the book would do well if adopted in to a film. The book has a good story and I think a lot of people would want to see the movie if at all it gets produced.

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 13 Jul 2018, 09:01

Yes. Would be interested to see how the book is played out in real life.

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Post by Bukari » 14 Jul 2018, 02:25

Well, this book would be intriguing to readers who like to see and hear what ever they read as most people are visual readers.
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Post by Ksharmilla » 14 Jul 2018, 20:00

It's a great book and with a good producer I'm sure it will be a great movie

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Post by garima597 » 14 Jul 2018, 23:44

Yes it will be good to adopt this book into a book. The theme of this book is fascinating and switch between time periods is unique.
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Post by samiam013 » 15 Jul 2018, 12:55

I would absolutely love to see the characters in this book brought to life on the big screen. Yes, I do believe this would make a very good movie indeed.
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Post by ValBookReviews » 17 Jul 2018, 06:49

I say yes too! It's got a film adaptation written all over. Hollywood audiences would eat up the sex and romance.
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Post by Vscholz » 18 Jul 2018, 20:41

alisonedgee wrote:
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From just the plot of the book, I'd say it would be okay as a film adaptation.
I think in production maybe the title would have to change so that it doesn't get associated with the Da Vinci Code.
It's a really tragic trilogy of films, and its not like the books were great to begin with, and you wouldn't want to be tarnished with the same brush.
Yeah, they're nothing to do with each other but, the general public, i reckon, would just naturally assume it's going to be basically the same thing but with a girl.
I agree with you. I think the book itself is simply okay--it isn't spectacular but it also isn't awful. It isn't one that I thought, "Man, I would love to see this on screen," but if it were made, and it were made properly, it would require a large budget to avoid looking too campy or cheesey, and the title should be changed for the reasons you cited above.

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Post by Ginnamassa19 » 19 Jul 2018, 23:19

The book definitely has some scenes that would look really amazing on the big screen! The one thing I'd be worried about is that the switching between time periods could be disorienting if it isn't done well--the audience might get a bit confused, especially since most of them won't have read the book.

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Post by emkinney4 » 20 Jul 2018, 12:58

I think this book could be a very successful movie! My only worry is that a movie would focus even more on Angela's relationship and less on her individual character development. However, I believe it has the right amount of romance, drama and adventure to do well on the big screen!

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Post by Amy+++ » 21 Jul 2018, 02:11

I think if the story line is strong enough, then maybe. I haven't read the book yet but from all the reviews I have read it sounds great. I think it has what it takes to become a movie.

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Post by Anthony Martial Tata » 21 Jul 2018, 07:25

I see no wrong in adopting the book into a film. However, consent of the author must first be obtained unless you will be sued for infringement on the copyright.

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Post by JHuschle519 » 24 Jul 2018, 00:15

I definitely think this book could be made into a movie, but probably with a few changes to make it a little bit more exciting for the viewer. Mainly, I would like to see more action on the part of the antagonist. He plays a key role at the beginning and the end, but in the middle of the story he doesn't do a whole lot that would be film worthy.

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Post by Chandler_Greg » 25 Jul 2018, 10:05

I think it would make a wonderful film. Casting one woman to play the three heroines, and modifying her looks just enough to help the audience tell them apart would emphasize the past-life aspect. I think it is cinematic enough... we start with the WWII flight from the museum as bombs land about them. As scenes are revisited in different ages, soft fades can show the change of time - maybe even using B&W for the WWII scenes and sepia tones for the further past (which could also match the shades of old parchment...)

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