Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Staring at the sun

"The sun had never seemed so bright, nor the day so full of promise."
from Rebecca



On Friday, I finished reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. It was so gothic and brooding-- a mystery/pseudo-ghost story that really kept me guessing.

Then this weekend, Nathan and I watched the film version directed by Hitchcock.


It was good, but I must admit that I was a little disappointed. I definitely prefer the book. (I'd have to recommend reading Rebecca, but maybe watching a different Hitchcock film like Vertigo, North by Northwest, or Rear Window.)

Isn't it always that way? Which of your favorite titles were made into films that just didn't live up to the book?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know everyone is nuts about the new Alice in wonderland movie, but I really didn't like it at all. Just sayin. But that's probably because I love the book so much.

Claire

Cristin said...

I looooove Rebecca. And I've long maintained that it's time for a new film adaptation.

amy said...

Cristin-- I just saw they made a TV version in 1997? I think I'll netflix it, but probably go in with really low expectations. haha

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

love the first image...great light

boomerang man said...

Almost all movies fall below the book standard, unfortunately. It's much more rare to find a movie better than the book.

"IT" was definitely a far better book than it was a movie, even though Tim Curry made a wonderfully creepy clown.

An example of the movie being better than the book would be "The Notebook" which was an enjoyable movie and a horrendous book.

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