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 Aubrey Cana Laine » 27 Jun 2018, 09:10

Three different time periods would be a sight to see! I think I would watch the movie if this book would ever be adapted into one. I think it would turn out great if it handles the scenes spectacularly.

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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 27 Jun 2018, 12:10

I think this would make a good movie. My personal opinion would be to tone down the adult scenes, but I'm sure there are plenty who would like those sections also. Some of the author's imagery would play well on the screen.
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Post by anwidmer » 27 Jun 2018, 13:45

Sdejardine wrote:
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I think this book would do well in the film industry. The flashbacks, in particular, would make for a good movie. I think they would want to be careful in comparing it to the Da Vinci Code. While there are some similarities, I find the books stand alone on their own and should not be confused as sequels or such. I am always excited to see a book I read become a film. Often times I am disappointed in the film version, but that is what separates book lovers from the rest of the world.
I agree! I was just going to say that the flashbacks in particular would e great in a film. I too am always dissapointed in film versions. I feel this is because when you read a book you visualize it as you want to when you watch a film you're watching someone else's vision of that storyline

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Post by HGreenfield04 » 28 Jun 2018, 13:05

I would love to see the different couple brought to life. I think it could be made into an absolutely beautiful movie.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 28 Jun 2018, 14:34

There are some scenes I was just thinking about would be really dramatic on screen. We didn't get to know Max at all, but there could be a really intense scene with him at the end. Also the scene where Alex's car goes out of control and blows up. Not to mention the stand-off in the cave. I think the film industry could really attract a wide audience. Those who enjoy mystery, romance, action, beautiful scenery. There is so much that can be developed from this novel.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 28 Jun 2018, 14:37

HGreenfield04 wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 13:05
I would love to see the different couple brought to life. I think it could be made into an absolutely beautiful movie.
I think a great screen writer could help develop the three couples to make them more distinct from one another and to show the intensity of their love.

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Post by HGreenfield04 » 29 Jun 2018, 13:48

kfwilson6 wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 14:37
HGreenfield04 wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 13:05
I would love to see the different couple brought to life. I think it could be made into an absolutely beautiful movie.
I think a great screen writer could help develop the three couples to make them more distinct from one another and to show the intensity of their love.
Oh absolutely! Each couple along with the art and the time periods could make for a visually stunning movie. (beautiful :D ) But it would have to be done just right otherwise it could go left and fall flat.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 29 Jun 2018, 17:02

greenstripedgiraffe wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 12:10
I think this would make a good movie. My personal opinion would be to tone down the adult scenes, but I'm sure there are plenty who would like those sections also. Some of the author's imagery would play well on the screen.
Agreed. I think a larger audience would be appropriate for this story if the relationships were presented in a PG13 version. I don't think it would take anything away from it either. There would probably be more people attracted to the story in relation to the number of people who would be deterred by the lack of sex scenes. A younger audience could enjoy the film. Especially given this storyline doesn't really lead a reader/viewer to anticipate or look forward to romance/eroticism.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 29 Jun 2018, 17:08

Sdejardine wrote:
25 Jun 2018, 10:22
I think this book would do well in the film industry. The flashbacks, in particular, would make for a good movie. I think they would want to be careful in comparing it to the Da Vinci Code. While there are some similarities, I find the books stand alone on their own and should not be confused as sequels or such. I am always excited to see a book I read become a film. Often times I am disappointed in the film version, but that is what separates book lovers from the rest of the world.
I think I would prefer the movie to the book in this case, assuming it is done well. The areas that I thought needed improvement could definitely be improved upon. It has great potential. It also helps when you aren't absolutely in love with a book. When a story is done so well you can't really imagine it being done any better, that makes it harder to appreciate it in a visual format.

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Post by bookowlie » 29 Jun 2018, 18:15

If this book were made into a movie, I could see the special effects be awesome. Just think of the final battle in the cave where Scordato and his cousin's faces morphed into the bad guys from the earlier time periods and the ghosts showing up to save Alex and Angela. The European settings would also come across well in a movie.
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Post by bookowlie » 29 Jun 2018, 18:17

greenstripedgiraffe wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 12:10
I think this would make a good movie. My personal opinion would be to tone down the adult scenes, but I'm sure there are plenty who would like those sections also. Some of the author's imagery would play well on the screen.
I have a feeling a movie version would play up the erotic scenes. I could definitely see some plot points being completely eliminated such as Scordato's sexual harassment. There is too much going on in the book and a screenwriter would probably cut out the excess to make a smoother, more suspenseful flow.
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Post by 420waystoreachthesun » 29 Jun 2018, 23:48

I feel like movies change the essence of the narrative, so maybe no. But that being said, I would love to watch a movie if it came out at some point.

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Post by LV2R » 01 Jul 2018, 02:07

Yes, I think The Girl Who Knew da Vinci would make a good movie. The visions and experiences that Angela has of the other two couples from Italy and from the past would make the movie interesting along with adventure, mystery, romance, and danger. Scenes of the Getty Museum in L.A., the Uffizi Gallery in Italy, and the Tuscan vineyard would all be interesting places.

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Post by SparklesonPages » 03 Jul 2018, 13:56

I definitely think that there is potential to translate this book into a compelling movie. It would require a creative director to assure that the flow is maintained though.

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Post by Tamorie21 » 04 Jul 2018, 18:15

A movie adaption from this book would be fantastic. The way it was written already provokes some great cinematic scenes in the mind as we read it, so I'm sure, with the right director, a movie would be highly successful.

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