Introducing FROM PAGE TO SCREEN Posts to AEOS

Hey all! As many of you know, I just re-joined the movie blogosphere from an almost two-year hiatus which felt like forever. But I’m back, and as I said in my first returning post, I’m wanting to do more with AEOS.

The Giver Book and Movie PostersI have four to five new post ideas in the works, and I’m excited to introduce the first of them. I got this idea when I recently joined a book club where I’ve gotten to read a few books that have film versions coming out later this year. With The Giver (2014) coming to theaters this weekend, I was excited to unveil and start my first new segment for AEOS: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN posts.

About FROM PAGE TO SCREEN posts

What can I expect to be in these posts?  Posts will feature a short book review, a film review, and a comparison/contrast section, along with an open/closed eyes rating for both the book and the film.

What is the point(s) of these posts? My goal in creating this type of post is to introduce film-goers to some great (or not so great) books, and to introduce bookworms to films. I also look forward to comparing the two art forms, and consider what works and what doesn’t work in each form.

How can I participate in the posts? I’m always looking for people who have already read the book a movie is based off, and is interested and willing to give their opinion. If there is a movie coming out that you’ve read the book, please contact me in a comment or email me at alleyesonscreen@gmail.com. If you’ve read a book and seen the movie it’s based off that has already premiered in theaters or come out on DVD, the same rule applies. I would love to gain new contributors to AEOS!

What are some upcoming posts we can expect to see in the future? Aside from The Giver, I already have both The Maze Runner (2014) and Gone Girl (2014) FROM PAGE TO SCREEN posts planned out for 2014.

Last, but certainly not least, what books/movies would you like to see featured in FROM PAGE TO SCREEN posts? I’m always open to recommendations, and of course, I would love to hear your thoughts, so please join the discussion below.

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10 thoughts on “Introducing FROM PAGE TO SCREEN Posts to AEOS

    • Ooo, that’s awesome! I love reading, especially when I get to see the adaptation on screen!! I just finished Gone Girl and was blown away by it. I have a few quips with it, but overall, I thought it was a fantastic book. Can’t wait to hear what you think of it when you’re finished reading!

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        • Yeah, I think that will most likely make the movie more interesting, and possibly on par more with the book’s plot. It makes me think of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He wrote the book, wrote the screenplay, and directed the film! Excited to hear your thoughts.

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            • Haha, I like most of Fincher’s films, but I didn’t care for his adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I felt like the Swedish films were superior and handled the source material better. But that’s another comment for another discussion!

              Really? I actually dig NPH as Desi, primarily because, if I remember right, Desi is supposed to be from the southwest, and NPH is actually from New Mexico. He also plays a very obsessive character, and I thought NPH could handle that well. But I think only time will tell! I was impressed by all the main character casting. We’ll see if the movie and performances honor the book well!

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    • Definitely looking forward to seeing Gone Girl in October . . . I can’t wait! I like to let people know there’s a lot of language in the book (and I’m assuming in the movie as well), but I found the story very compelling. I couldn’t put the book down, so I’m really looking forward to what Fincher is going to do with the film.

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