This challenge is officially closed. Thank you to everyone who participated; it was fun seeing which movies should be made into books and vice versa. I’ll be selecting a winner shortly and will post it in an update.
I heart books and movies and sometimes I’ll see this beautiful movie that seems like it would be more properly expressed in words on a page and sometimes I’ll read a book that seems like it would be perfectly translated to the big screen.
For this challenge share which movie you’d love to see translated into a book and who the author would be. Then explain why—what makes that movie book-worthy? Then, share which book you think would be perfect for the silver screen and who the director would be (hint: find a movie that you love which would have a similar style to the book-movie you envision and check out the movie’s director on IMDB). And why would people flock to the theatres to see that movie?
At the end of the challenge, I’ll randomly select someone to choose 2 books from the list below or a book from The Book Depository up to $12.97USD. Yes, this contest is open internationally if selecting from the prizes below, otherwise anywhere The Book Depository ships. However, to participate, you must be at least 13 years old. (It’s a privacy law thing.)
To enter, you can blog about your movie madness, but please make sure to comment below with a link to your post, or you can just leave your answer in the comments. Thanks for participating, and have fun.
This challenge will end in 3 hours @ 6:00AM EDT.
Books to Choose From:
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (Paperback)
Stephen King’s second novel, ‘Salem’s Lot, is the story of a mundane town under siege from the forces of darkness. Considered one of the most terrifying vampire novels ever written, it cunningly probes the shadows of the human heart—and the insular evils of small-town America.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Paperback)
A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing: just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bandits that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (Paperback)
What would you do if your heaven-sent job turned out to be a living hell?
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (Paperback)
In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl’s virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction—at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful—and completely unforgettable.
The Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell (Paperback)
In her fourth novel, Candace Bushnell writes about three powerful NYC women at the top of their fields, each navigating her way through business, relationships, scandal, success, and betrayal.