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Top Ten Tuesday | Book to Screen Adaptations



Today’s Top Ten Tuesday was a free-for-all. Believe it or not, sometimes these topics are actually more difficult than those that are laid out for the blogger because with that, I have a topic set in front of me and I know which direction I’m expected to go in. 

Perhaps I’m too much of a creature of habit.  

Having said that, I thought about posting the 2015 books I meant to read and didn’t, which was a topic a couple weeks past. But that seemed too redundant since I’ve likely featured nearly all of those books at some point. Then I considered posting a winter reading list because the TTT ladies haven’t given us that four-times-a-year prompt, but in the end, that too seemed unnecessary. Thus quite a different idea popped into my head.  

Why not discuss all of those 2016 book-to-screen-adaptations 2016 shall bring? It didn't seem to matter that I've yet to read a single one of these.

Broke and Bookish January 26th Top Ten Tuesday
 
Freebie Week! Pick a topic near and dear to your heart*! Something you wished was on our official list! 

Let’s have a look at some of the book-to-screen films arriving to the box office in 2016. 

#1. The Divergent Series: Allegiant


Part one of two of the final (and controversial) novel by Veronica Roth.

Amazon | Goodreads

#2. Alice Through the Looking Glass


More Johnny Depp, more Disney amazingness. I'm so in.

Amazon | Goodreads

#3. The Choice


Yep, sappy or not, I'm so seeing (and hopefully first reading), the latest Nicholas Sparks film.

Amazon | Goodreads 

#4. Fallen


On the list because I tend to eventually see all the YA book-to-screen productions.

Amazon  | Goodreads

#5. The Frankenstein Chronicles


Ok, this isn't exactly "catnip" for me when it comes to TV shows. However Anna Maxwell-Martin (among other notable names like Sean Bean and Vanessa Kirby) stars and it IS a British production, so I'm willing to potentially think about seeing it.

Amazon | Goodreads

#6. The Light Between Oceans


The cast looks amazing (Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender) plus it's a period drama. This is the extent of my knowledge for this one.

Amazon | Goodreads

#7. Love and Friendship


Inspired by Jane Austen's short story titled Lady Susan, this one is a must.

Amazon | Goodreads

#8. Me Before You


Don't really know anything about this one other than the fact it sounds as if the ending is, ultimately, tragic.

Amazon | Goodreads

#8. Pride + Prejudice + Zombies


Yeah, I just had to add this one (again). #SorryNotSorry

Amazon | Goodreads

#10. Tulip Fever

I have a weakness for period drama, so while I may not ultimately like this as a film (the story does sound potentially tragic), I am curious. Plus, has anyone else noticed Alicia Vikander is appearing in everything!?

Amazon | Goodreads

Other book-to-screen adaptations I'm anticipating: Let It Snow (Novella Collection) and The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love at First Sight
 

That ends another edition of Top Ten Tuesday. What topics did you discuss in this week’s “your choice” Top Ten Tuesday post? Are you planning to see any of these films?  

Your comments, thoughts or the like are most welcome – as are your Top Ten Tuesday links. As always, I want to visit.  

Thank you for visiting, reader friends.
 
(*No, this topic isn't near and dear to my heart, but it was fun nonetheless.)
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  1. Great list this week Rissi! The Frankenstein Chronicles piques my interest because of that cast =D And I'm looking forward to Love and Friendship and The Light Between Oceans (an excuse to finally read the book). Kudos to Alicia Vikander just being everywhere these days; not to draw the comparison but she's become like the new Keira Knightley in showing up in all of these period dramas (not a bad thing of course!). I haven't heard of Tulip Fever so I'll have to check that out :)

    My TTT

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    1. Thanks, Lianne. This wound up being lots of fun to piece together.

      I'm glad you're anticipating Jane Austen's adaptation and 'Oceans.' I know nothing about the latter. That being said, the cast is enough temptation alone!

      ...and given how talented she is, I don't mind seeing Alicia in all of these period dramas either. She was fabulous in Testament of Youth and got to show her sassy side in U.N.C.L.E. :)

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  2. The Nicholas Sparks one looks good! I saw a trailer for it last night.

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    1. Right!? I'm sort of a sap for romantic movies and his are always on my must list. :)

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  3. Sooo excited for "Through The Looking Glass." I love anything Tim Burton and the fact that it's "Through The Looking Glass" (which I need to read before this releases!) and Johnny Depp is in it makes it sooo much better! Still looking forward to "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" as a Jane Austen fan even though it looks a bit gory.

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    1. Me. Too. If for no other reason than Johnny Depp as the Hatter; he was pretty epic in the first film!

      Like you, I'm highly anticipating P+P+Zombies though do agree: in the latest TV spot I caught, it looks a tad gorier than it likely "needs" to be. *sigh* We'll hope it surprises! :)

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  4. I keep seeing trailers for P&P&Z (I shudder to think what they must be paying for all those Youtube ads it must be a lot, but I digress). I'm still not sure how I feel about it... it's just such a weird concept to me.

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    1. Funny story: when I first realized this existed, it was while shopping at a bookstore (way before even a hint of a film), and I took one look and had a "NO. WAY." reaction. Since then, I will confess I've become excited about the film (and even bought the book) with hopes the cast will make it worthwhile if nothing else does. :)

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  5. on this list I'm most looking forward to Love & Friendship! :) My TTT

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    1. That HAS no choice but to be excellent, right, Carrie!? I mean anything related to Jane Austen is a delight. :)

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  6. I hadn't heard about Fallen and Love & Friendship. I don't know how I missed them. Just too busy last year. Great topic choice and I plan on seeing a lot of these too. :)

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. I'm not 100% sure Fallen is set to make it to theaters this year, but Love and Friendship for sure is! Here's hoping both are good. :)

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  7. That's cool to learn there's to be an adaption of "Lady Susan." I had heard of it, but forgot until this post. :-P
    I'm looking forward to "Alice Through the Looking Glass" after seeing the first Alice movie a few months ago for the first time. And "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is one I know I've mentioned I want to see, but like you... #sorrynotsorry. ;-)
    I'll have to learn more about "The Frankenstein Chronicles." It sounds intriguing.

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    1. Yay for some new discoveries. That's part of the amazing-ness of Top Ten Tuesday. Usually we find something new and interesting.

      Me too. Disney's followup "Alice" promises to be fabulous, and I'm so glad to know you enjoyed your recent discovery of this world. Makes me wish to revisit this fun adaptation. :)

      *High Five* fellow P+P+Zombies #SorryNotSorry fangirl. :D

      Ditto on 'Frankenstein.' The case alone has me curious.

      Thanks for visiting, Grace!

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  8. I hadn't heard of Love and Friendship but now I'm intrigued! I love Jane Austen and though I haven't read Lady Susan I definitely want to see this. :D

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    1. Same for me, Faith. If it has Jane Austen's name attached, I'm curious! :)

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  9. I'm looking forward to Allegiant (and need to read the third book before it comes out) and I've noticed Alicia Vikander is starting to pop up everywhere too. Nice to see her career taking off.

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    1. Ditto, Greg. I've not read any of the books but do enjoy the Divergent movie series.

      Definitely! Especially as Alicia is a talented actress. :)

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  10. I don't have very high hopes for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but I can't help but want to see it anyway!

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    1. After seeing the last TV promo spot, I'm nervous too, Alicia, but I'm STILL curious. Here's hoping. :)

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  11. I didn't know there was going to be an adaptation of Lady Susan! That's so exciting - I love Jane Austen adaptations. I'm a sucker for period dramas as well. Great topic!

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    1. Yay! Great to meet a fellow period drama fan. Anytime I read news-y stuff on upcoming period drama I'm a bit giddy. :) Thanks so much for visiting, Rose.

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  12. Goodness, this post just gets me all kinds of excited!
    I don't know anything about the story of "The Light Between Oceans", but I've seen the book around.
    I did read "Me Before You". A deeply controversial topic and a very raw story... but I remember how well the author did with the characters.
    Yay! for Austen adaptations (both with and without zombies) and I'm excited to see what more they do with Alice. ^^

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    1. YAY for new finds and excitement.

      I'm not sure Me Before You is totally a "me" movie, but I like the leading man, so I'll keep an eye on it and decide if I want to see it once the DVD arrives. Good to know the characters were well characterized in the novel.

      As for Austen, I'm ALL about those two adaptation. Disney's "Alice" sounds amazing too - the crazy world as only Tim Burton can do it should be fun. :)

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  13. I will probably see Allegiant, just because i have seen the others. And I am curious, frankly! I'd like to see Me Before You, but I have to read the book first. I am kind of curious about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but again, haven't read the book, so we'll see! Great post topic!

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    1. Yay for Allegiant. I'm most definitely curious about it - though I think this is only "part 1" so there'll be one more before we know how it all ends.

      I'm somewhat curious about Me Before You. It sounds interesting but I'm not sure it'll be my cup of tea. We'll see.

      As for 'Zombies,' I am still curious about though the last TV spot I saw for it made it look a bit "bloodier" than it likely needs to be. Still... I AM curious so we'll see.

      Thanks for visiting, Shannon; as always. Funny thing is, I realized we did this topic not long ago with TTT after I'd published this. Ah, well. It's still fun. ;)

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  14. Um, I didn't know about any of these other than Allegiant, Choice, and P&P&Zombies...I want them all!!! Seriously, these look/sound so good! Book to screen adaptions was such a good idea. OH MY GOSH, there's a new Jane Austen inspired movie?!? YESSS!! And the Emilia Clarke and Michael Fassbender ones!! Haha, I am way too excited for these. ;) Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. RIGHT!? Let's keep this amazing book-to-screen movie adaptations going, 2016. I'm curious at least about all of these and some I'm *really* excited about. Here's hoping at least a few of these are amazing. :)

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  15. This is a fun list and great freebie topic! I'm excited about a few on this list: Allegiant, The Choice, and Love and Friendship. And, others you've shown are worth a look. I don't know much about The Light Between Oceans, but the cast is fabulous. I'm off to google it!

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    1. It's mainly the fabulous cast for me too as regards 'Light Between,' Courtney. But the story sounds pretty good too. As for Jane Austen amazingness, I'm always in and of course, any Nicholas Sparks movie grabs my attention. Because, I'm a sappy romantic all the way. :D

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