Friday, September 4, 2015

Follow Friday - When Garth Brooks Was Calling Baton Rouge, He Was Calling Area Code 225

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the week - Newbie Librarians.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Name a movie you would have loved to read as a book (that is not a book already)

The hardest part of this question was finding a movie that met the parameters outlined in it. Most of the movies I enjoy were either adapted from books (such as The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hunger Games, or even Captain America: The Winter Soldier), or were adapted into books via a novelization after the movie was released (such as Star Wars or Dragonslayer). Trying to find a movie that I would want to read as a book that has never been published as a book took quite a while.

I'm going to pick The Fifth Element as my answer to this question. As I understand it, Luc Besson had written a more than four hundred page script for the movie when he was seriously pitching it in an effort to get backers for production. Given that most movie scripts are about one-hundred and twenty-five pages, this means that he likely had to cut out nearly three-quarters of the material he had created for the story. As the movie itself is so full of weird and strange things, I have to wonder just what was removed, and how outlandish and bizarrely interesting that material might have been. Plus, I think that the story would be interesting in print, as the creativity displayed would have been freed from the constraints of what can be shown on film. As a movie, The Fifth Element is a wildly inventive swirl of chaos. As a book, I suspect it would be even more so.

Alternatively, I'd like to read a book made out of the movie Knights of Badassdom. Mostly for many of the same reasons. That move is insane.

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