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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday Word Play- A Book Into A Movie

People have been turning movies into books for almost as long as they've been making movies and audiences have been complaining that "the book was way better" for just as long. But, when it's been done right the results have been spectacular and that's why people keeping trying to make them and why audiences keep returning. I admit, there are many on the horizon that I just can't wait to see.

I'll give you "ABOOK," imbedded in that I'll give you the title, imbedded in that I'll give you the author's name, imbedded in that I'll give you the director's name, imbedded in that I'll tell you one of the actor's names, and imbedded in that will be "AMOVIE." Something like this:

ABOTIAUDIRECTACTOAMOVIERSNAMEORSNAMETHORSNAMETLEOK

Ready? For each one, tell me the name of an upcoming movie (the title of the book it is based on), the author's name, the director, and an actor starring in it.

1. AWHEMAURSPICAAMOVIETHERINEKEENERKEJONZEICESENDA
KRETHEWILDTHINGSAREBOOK (Scheduled release date: October 16, 2009)

2. ABOFAROWESANDGEORAMOVIEGECLOONEYERSONALDDAHLNTAST
ICMRFOXOK (Scheduled release date: November 13, 2009)

3. ABBAMORRICHARDJLEPAULGIAAMOVIEMATTIWISDECAIRICHLE
RRNEYSVERSIONOOK (Still filming)

4. ABACHRCHARROBEJIAMOVIEMCARREYRTZEMECKISLESDICKENSISTM
ASCAROLOOK (Scheduled release date: November 6, 2009)

5. ABOOCLOJUDIANDROPHILLORDANDCHRINEILPAAMOVIETRICKHARRI
SSMILLERNBARRETTUDYWITHACHANCEOFMEATBALLSK (Scheduled release date: September 18, 2009)

6. ABOALICELEWISTIJOHAMOVIENNYDEPPMBURTONCARROLLINWONDE
RLANDOK (Scheduled release date: March 5, 2010)

7. ABHARRYPOJKRODADANIELRADAMOVIECLIFFVIDYATESWLINGTTERAN
DTHEDEATHLYHALLOWSPARTONEOOK (Scheduled release date: November 19, 2010)

8. ATCJOHNHILLCOVIGGOMORAMOVIETENSENATORMACMCCARTHYHERO
ADBOOK (Scheduled release date: October 16, 2009)

9. ABONESTEPHANICHRISKRISAMOVIETENSTEWARTWEITZEMEYERWMO
ONOK (Scheduled release date: November 20, 2009)

10. ABOEATPELIZABERYAJULAMOVIEIAROBERTSNMURPHYTHGILBERTR
AYLOVEOK (Scheduled release date: 2011)

5 comments:

raidergirl3 said...

cool!
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
director: Wes Anderson
actor: the lovely George Clooney

Jo-Ann said...

#7
Harry Potter and the deathly hallows part one
J.K. Rowling
David Yates
Daniel Radcliffe

Book Psmith said...

#10
Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Ryan Murphy, director
Julia Roberts, actress

Wanda said...

#1 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
by Maurice Sendak
director: Spike Jonze
actor: Catherine Keener

Not all that big on the book but when my daughter showed me the movie trailer a couple months ago, I cried. I am such a mom!

John Mutford said...

Raidergirl: Have you seen the trailer? It looks so bad, it must be good.

JoAnn: That's right.

BookPsmith: Correct. Have you read it, and if so, can you picture Julia Roberts in the lead?

Wanda: Maybe it's a parent thing, cause I feel the same way (though I didn't cry).