Thursday, 12 March 2009

Booking through Thursday



This week we discuss the following,
What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?
Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?


Here is my suggestion, a few weeks ago I read this book,
Black Diamond by Catherine Bailey. This was a true story of a wealthy, English family. I think this would make a wonderful movie, it has everything I look for in a good movie; History(the general strike , and miners' working conditions), wealth, poverty, aristocracy, stately homes, family feuds,there were also connections with the Kennedy clan. It follows the family tree till the last Earl Fitzwilliam died .
An excellent book, I can see all the stage stalwarts in the cast, Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Judi Dench to name a few. It would bve a great treat for movie goers.

More ideas can be found
here.

14 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I'd go see it. I selected yet another title. Here's my response:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/03/booking-through-thursday-movie.html

Janet said...

Sounds like a great pick. And if Derek Jacobi is in it, I'll pay full price to see it! :-)

Miss 376 said...

I'm still reading it, absolutely fascinating

Beth F said...

I haven't read the book, but I love your cast. I'd definitely watch that movie!

BooksPlease said...

This sounds dramatic and one not to miss.

Kat said...

Looks like an action packed film if that happens!

Mine's here. Happy Thursday!

Mary said...

Not familiar with this book but your casting would have me buying a ticket!

Mary said...

Just read your post on my blog. We're about the same age and I have three children (ages 22-28). I'm reading a lot (and catching up on books I missed when the kids were young as well as newly published)! I feel like I'm in heaven : )

JoAnn said...

I'd buy a ticket for that one!

Jo said...

Sounds like a fascinating book. And the film with your suggested cast would be good!

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Shirley said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment. Although I no longer read fiction( time is so short, and there are many spiritual writers I have yet to read) I used to read a lot of mystery novels set in England; one of my favourite characters was Adam Dalgleish. He'd make a great movie star!

Charli and me said...

It sounds like just the kind of movie I would want to see.

Marie said...

I hadn't heard of this before, but Black Diamond sounds like fun. :-)