Our October 2011 film selection for the Book to Film Club was The Three Musketeers, and we read the book by Alexandre Dumas back in August 2011. Well, I'm not sure how many of us braved it and I know I decided to go a speedy route myself. The good news is, the film looks to be quite a loose adaptation and goes with the whole fun-adventurous spirit.
I've been attending the Toronto After Dark Film Festival since it's release on October 21, 2011 so I haven't yet had a chance to see it, but it's the next film on my to see list. I adore the cast and can't wait to see what they come up with. The film will stars Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson (King Arthur, Kill the Irishman), Luke Evans (Tamara Drewe, Immortals), Milla Jovovich (Fifth Element, Resident Evil), Juno Temple (Kaboom), Mads Mikkelsen (After the Wedding / Efter brylluppet, Valhalla Rising), Christoph Watlz (Water for Elephants) and Orlando Bloom, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Death Race (2008), AVP: Alien vs Predator).
See the trailer here.
Here are some things to ponder when thinking, writing and/or journaling about the film:
- Did you enjoy the film?
- Did you see it in 3D? What was that like?
- 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 period and issues 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?
It's never to late to join the Book to Film Club! Next up we will be reading Brighton Rock by Grahame Greene and in the new year we'll be watching The Woman in Black. Sign up for updates here.