March 14, 2009

LIVE CHAT! Book-to-Movie Adaptations

STACKS Live Chat: March 14, 4-5 pm ET, Talk in real time all about Book-to-Movie Adaptations with other STACKS members!

Hey, Splotters! A STACKS live chat is coming soon to the Internet near you!

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2009, 4-5 p.m. ET
TOPIC: Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Which book-based movies would you give two thumbs up? Which did you like better: the book or the film? Did you miss any characters who were cut from the movie? And if YOU were in the director’s chair, which of your favorite books would you make into a movie — and who would star?

Here’s your chance to share your opinions with other kids on the STACKS — so join in, March 14th!

See you there!

— STACKS Staffers

UPDATE: 3/21 — Check out our Chat Recap!

Thanks to all of you guys who joined the chat.

  1. kayla

    i love wathing the movie lizzie mcgruie movie its good but i think they could have added some more infor mation

  2. wanta pet got to have it

    my favorite movie was hgh school musical 3 it was better than all the other high schhol muscail movies went by step by step

  3. harryisthebest

    I think Princess From Another Planet should be made into a movie! The book was short enough so they wouldn’t leave anything out!

  4. DION55

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  5. Lauren

    I think Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the best book and movie ever. I think the book is better because it has more details and more charecters.

  6. Aliyah

    The Harry Potter book series are the best! The movies aren’t as good. The first two stuck pretty close to canon and the third rocked! But the rest…bleh!

  7. gryffindor_slitherin_girl98

    Harry Potter is off the CHAIN! The movies stick so well to the books. I know Nancy Drew isn’t a Scholastic book, but since they made computer and a DS game(s), they should make movies for ALL 56 books.
    Luv,
    gryffindor_slitherin_girl98

  8. Faridlover

    my fave book and movie is inkheart. i really missed alot because so much was changed. the whole ending was off

  9. magic*esi

    Well, you know I can say a ton about that. Harry Potter was totally better as a book, no questions asked, but the first couple movies were okay. Then the quality dropped, I think, when the directors started changing.
    Some awesome books whose movies stank were The Devil’s Arithmetic and The Princess Diaries. I guess I’m in no place to insult The Princess Diaries movie because I never watched it, but one of my friends tried to do a book report on it and just watch the movie, and I’m not saying that was right or anything but it REALLY didn’t work out.
    The movie is TOTALLY different and kind of ridiculous if you ask me.
    The Devil’s Arithmetic is another story. If it hadn’t been titled ‘The Devil’s Arithmetic’ I might think, “Hmm, plot is kinda similar to that book I read. Going back in time to the Holocaust.” That’s about all that’s the same between the book and movie- the going back in time to the Holocaust factor. Even without the differences from the book, The Devil’s Arithmetic is just a plain old bad movie. It’s missing details, is hard to understand, and has bad acting.
    What books should be made into movies? Definitely Eva Ibbotson’s Secret of Platform 13, Island of the Aunts, Dial- a- Ghost, and Which Witch?. The Sisters Grimm series should also be made into a movie, and several of Meg Cabot’s and Gail Carson Levine’s books. (The Princess Diaries should definitely be given another chance to be a movie! And I would love to see Fairest.)
    Anyway, that’s my opinion.

  10. disneyland lover

    i think that the book eleven and the other books like twelve and the other books should be a movie if they are not a movie yet. it would be cool to see what they would do if it was a movie. it did not have pictures in it but u could picture what is going on.

  11. Madison

    I think Twilight should be one of the hit books which I think already is but they are AWESOME! I have read all of them!

  12. nickzgrl

    omg!i love twilight it sooo great!!!
    ….AND THE LION FELL IN LOVE WITH THE LAMB…WHAT A STUPID LAMB

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