… Now a major motion picture

by Ahalya on October 1, 2010

JGW-2010-with-campfireIt seems as if it is the superhero genre that dominates the graphic novel made movie category. And I didn’t really think about it much before.
I have for long believed that books cannot, should not be made into movies. But I am willing to make some exceptions. I really did enjoy Iron Man, V for Vendetta, Hellboy, Stardust, and the Incredible Hulk. But, I was very surprised to learn that I am Legend was also inspired by a graphic novel (based on the original book), and Road to Perdition was a graphic novel too.
I took a look at some of the behind the scenes activity and was amazed at how much attention they paid to the original artwork while devising the sets and the characters. It’s different from watching a prose book come to life. Somehow, I don’t think I have as many problems with this as I do when a book is made into a movie (for instance, Harry Potter or even The Time Traveller’s Wife)

Which graphic novel-turned-movie have you enjoyed recently?

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Priyanka Borpujari October 1, 2010 at 10:38 am

V for Vendatta. Because honestly, I haven’t read any graphic novel 🙁
But this is a recommendation for everyone who thinks books-into-films is death for the book, and the film too. Please read ‘Into The Wild’ and then watch the film too. Sean Penn is the director, Emile Hirsch acts. Superb. Nobody would want to sit in their house anymore. The call of the wild will surely feel home.

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Vishal Devgon October 1, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Godfather – Better than the book itself.

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Meethil October 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Sorry, I don’t know of any graphic novel that was turned into a movie. I guess that is really for kids and i am more in the uncle age group.

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Ahalya October 2, 2010 at 9:41 am

Hey Vishal, thanks for participating and it is my pleasure to tell you that you have won the giveaway!

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Aditya October 2, 2010 at 10:41 am

oooh I would like them to try and turn Sandman into a movie…. the visuals on that one are just too awesome to be allowed on film

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Vishal Devgon October 4, 2010 at 9:03 am

Bingo!!!!!!!!!!
thanks to the randomness.. the odd r turning into evens.. am loving it 🙂

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