Blogger: Rachel Kent
So many of the shows and movies we watch are based on books and sometimes we don’t even know it! I was able to go see Gone Girl last week and I just finished the last season of Call the Midwife on Netflix. That last episode made me cry! Both Gone Girl and Call the Midwife are based on books–Gone Girl is based on the novel Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Call the Midwife is based on the memoir of Jennifer Worth.
Watching Gone Girl made me want to read the book. I’m not going to go into any detail at all about the film because that would spoil it, but the ending left me feeling unsettled. I am intrigued and I want to see how the author really wrote that ending in the book and if there’s a different sense of closure to the story. I usually try to read a book before seeing the movie, but there was no time this time around. I hadn’t heard of Gone Girl until my husband mentioned wanting to see it.
Watching Call the Midwife does not make me want to read the memoir it is based on. I love the show and the stories, but I think I like how the stories are dramatized in the TV series and I don’t read many memoirs. Janet disagrees with me and she is very interested in reading the memoir of Jennifer Worth. If Janet reads it and loves it, I might read the book, too.
What show or movie has made you want to read the book?
Do you usually read the book before seeing the movie or the other way around?