Friday, December 9, 2011

TGIF Question

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This week the question is:  Book to Movie: Which book turn movie do you feel did the best adaptation? What about the worst?

It's curious because in both cases the author of the books is the same person: Arturo Pérez Reverte.

I think this movie El maestro de esgrima (The Fencing Master) is the best adaptation I've watched. It's very very similar to the book and both book and movie are very good. I highly recommend them. I enjoyed reading and watching them and they didn't let me down.

This is the other case. I loved reading La tabla de Flandes (The Flanders Panel). I didn't like to read thick books because I found them bored, what a mistake! I started reading this and I finished it very quickly. Later, I learned that it was a film so I borrowed from the video store and preparing myself to enjoy the film. At first, it's pretty similar to the book: there is a mystery hidden in a picture and the main character, a restorer, wants to discover. But then, the mystery is eliminated almost completely and the main character starts getting naked every ten seconds. I was shocked. The mystery is the most important part of the book and they eliminated without ceremony. Besides, I thought, since there are so many scenes when Kate Beckinsale is naked, that I'd borrowed the wrong tape :( At least the book was good.

 Well, this are my options, but what about yous? :)


  1. I hadn't heard of those two books - but I do agree - too many sex scenes & not enough plot is a turn off for me too.

  2. Yeah! it was disappointing but I liked the books :)