6 Mar 2018

For The Love of Fish! - Oscars 2018 + Book Adaptation tag

 Happy Tuesday, Friends!

Yesterday I was walking around like a zombie thanks to lack of sleep but hey, Oscars night is Oscars night... It's once a year and it's an event that cannot be missed by film lovers like me.

Before I write anything else congratulations are due to all the winners. We had amazing productions competing with each other this year too, bless all the people who work on such wonderful movies each year.

My award highlights (I have two):
  • Gary Oldman got his well-deserved Oscar at last! No one can doubt that the man has talent. Well done, Sir!
  • The Shape of Water won best picture. I didn't see that coming to tell you guys the truth but I was glad when they announced the winner. It is a unique tale told in a very elegant  and charming manner.

About the gala:

If I want to be honest it wasn't worth it to stay up all night for the show. I felt they didn't go the extra mile to make the 90th Academy Awards special, it was quite boring actually. They should have had extra performances planned or at least something out of the ordinary that would have made the 90th year stand out.
Something that put a smile on my face despite everything:

It was sooo good to see Christopher Plummer at the gala (it's good to see him every year). He is precious to my heart.

Since it was Oscars week I thought to honour the occasion I'd include a tag in this post, one that has to do with movies (and, naturally, with books). I found the original on The Book Nut.

The Book Adaptation Tag: 

1. What is the last book adaptation movie you saw?

Murder on the Orient Express (2017). I guess it is an unpopular opinion but I liked it. Although I'm a bit biased considering Sir Ken Branagh was involved in this production and I'm convinced that everything he does is golden...

2. What movie are you most excited for?

Ophelia (2018). I'm a sucker for Shakespeare adaptations and I loved the book.

3. Which upcoming movie will you definitely NOT see?

Does the third Fifty Shades of Grey count as upcoming? It's still in the cinemas so I'll pretend it does. That one is a definite miss for me.

4. Which book movie would you NEVER watch again?

Matilda. I know it sounds stupid but the cake-eating scene shocked me as a child and I've been avoiding the film ever since. I know many bookworms love it, I'm an exception...

5. Is there a movie you saw that made you want to read the book if you hadn't/haven't yet?

There were several. Jane Eyre (2011) with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender is a good example. I'd wanted to read Jane Eyre before watching the film but the movie made me actually pick it up.

6. Conversely, is there a movie that made you never want to read the book?

I can't think of one right now.

7. Name an adaptation that has almost nothing to do with the book it is supposedly based on.

Less Than Zero (1987). It has something to do with the book (it portrays the life of young people in LA in the 80s, the excessive drug and alcohol consuming etc.), however they made up a plot for the movie that didn't exist in the book.

8. Have you ever left the theatre during a movie adaptation because it was so bad?

9. Do you prefer to watch the movie or read the book first?

The book always comes first (or at least I wish I always had time to read the book first...)

10. How do you feel about movie adaptations that age characters up? (ex. characters that are in middle-school, but in the movies they are 18)

I'm okay with that as long as it doesn't result in fundamental changes in the original story.

11. Do you get angry when the actors don't look like you thought the characters looked?

It's a bit annoying when the characters' appearance is very unlike how they were described in the book, yes. What makes me angry is if they change the character's skin colour in the film.

12. Is there a movie you liked better than its book?

The English Patient (1996). I enjoyed the book too, but the film made a bigger impression on me.


13. Name a book that you'd like to see as a movie.

Fluency (Confluence #1) by Jennifer Foehner Wells! A group of people go on an expedition to explore an abandoned alien ship in space. It would make an excellent movie.

Tag you are it! I tag each and every one of you this time. Let me know if you do the tag so I can go and comment on your post!

What were your favourite moments from this year's Academy Award Ceremony? Let me know in a comment below!

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