This month we have an additional film selection for the Book to Film Club Selection (silly release dates changed on us from July 8 to Aug 19, 2011), but nonetheless it's something to see in the theatre and that is a good thing. One Day was our May book selection, and the film is based on the novel One Day by David Nicholls. The story follows 2 people on the same day for 20 years. The film stars Anne Hathaway (Devil Wears Prada, Rachel Getting Married) as Emma and Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, Heartless) as Dex; and is directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education). I adored the book and really enjoyed the film, and I think having the writer David Nicholls as the screenwriter for the film helped in maintaining the unusual narrative structure.
Here are some things to ponder when thinking, writing and/or journaling about the film:
- Did you enjoy the film?
- Was the film what you expected from reading the book?
- How did you feel about the tone of the film?
- Did you feel that the captured the time periods and transitions well?
- How did you feel about the casting? Were the characters what you expected?
- Were there characters, moments or ideas you liked better in the book? If so, what were they?
- What was your favourite thing about the book?
- Were there characters, moments or ideas you liked better in the film? If so, what were they?
- What was your favourite thing about the film?
- Was there anything you understood more after seeing the film?
- Was there anything you felt was missing from the film?
- Did the film capture the spirit of the book?
- Who would you recommend the book to?
- Who would you recommend the film too?
- Are you happy you read the book before seeing the film?
- Would you recommend people read the book before seeing the film?
- What was the impact of reading the book before seeing the film?
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It's never to late to join the Book to Film Club! We are currently reading The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas and will be watching it next when it hits theatres in October 2011. Our Fall reading & watching schedule will be announced this week. Check back here or sign up for updates here.