I have the choice for next book club and I was really hoping to suggest a book that has been adapted for the screen – preferably already out on DVD - or – in the movie theatres.
HOWEVER, if we pick a book and can’t get a date to see the flick in the cinema because it was just pulled from the schedule, I know I would be most upset. I don’t know if there’s anyway to get around that, which is why I am hesitant to suggest we read Alice in Wonderland – what if it bombs, gets pulled from the theatre, and then not yet available on DVD?
Plus, I’m to understand that the movie is actually the RETURN of Alice to Wonderland.
MY QUESTION for my bright knowledgeable readers is this:
Do I need to have read this classic before seeing the flick or do you think it might actually be better if I don’t? (It’s not like I don’t know the basics of the story – just that I’ve never read every word in Carroll’s story.)
Otherwise, I’m thinking about these titles:
Up in the Air by Walter Kirn – oo la la! George Clooney’s Oscar nominated performance is out on DVD TODAY!
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
Blindness by José Saramago
A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood (book is highly rated in goodreads; but movie has yet to announce DVD release. AND, less than 200 pages! I am so looking forward to see what is being described as a beautiful luscious stunning film with Colin Firth – oo la la)
I need to do more research to see if books are available as well as make sure the flicks aren’t 3 hours long (ugh) but I do so love to make lists! I need to have it all figured out by next Thursday.
I’m taking suggestions if anyone has a favorite book to movie experience!
and don’t forget to give me an opinion on Alice – read first or not?