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Welcome to The Once Lost Wanderer. The name is derived from two poems: Amazing Grace by reformed slave trader John Newton, and All That is Gold Does Not Glitter by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (November 10, 2015)



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish




Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I'm Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch:

Hmmm…probably cheating to say Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens as #1. I’m sure there’s a fan fiction book or something, so I’ll stick with Star Wars as #1 regardless. (Invoking Captain Barbosa’s philosophy on “rules” if necessary.

#2 In the Heart of the Sea – Based on the true story of the whaling ship Essex, which was the inspiration for Melville’s Moby Dick. In theaters next month.

Most of the rest of these are wish list. As far as I know they have not been produced and no one is planning on producing a film.

#3 If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler – This would be a challenging to portray faithfully in film, but I’m sure someone could do it.

#4 The Brothers Karamazov – wish list


#6 Nostromo – wish list

#7 Blood Meridian – under development, release date unknown. This won’t be for everyone, think No Country for Old Men


#9 Invisible Man – wish list

#10 Heart of Darkness – Not Apocalypse Now, but a faithful rendering of the novel. Either the 1993 John Malkovich version, or there may be a new version in development

4 comments:

  1. There are several movie versions of The Brothers Karamazof, including one from 1958 that I really want to see. It has Yul Brynner, Lee J. Cobb, Richard Basehart, and William Shatner! How is it I haven't seen that yet?

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    1. Yeah, I think I knew that at one point, but it's a hard movie to get a hold of.

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  2. Finally, "In the Heart of the Sea" is coming out???

    I can hardly imagine One Hundred Year's of Solitude as a film. It would probably be rated R; or am I be too conservative? The story reminded me of a Frida Khalo painting.

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    1. In the Heart of the Sea is supposed to open 12/11/2015. I actually saw a trailer in the theater so I think it's pretty firm. Looks awesome (and I'm not a fan of Moby Dick).

      I'm certain if they did 100 Years faithfully it would have to be R rated, but I believe much of that could be left out and still get the major theme. I think a PG-13 version could still be worth watching. Of course, the R scenes are the very things many directors would want to be sure to keep.

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