Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thoughtfull Thought: Book to Movie

Today's thoughtful thought is brought to you by THIS article and the Bright, Young and Luxe giveaway. (Read the article it'll connect.)
I read this article in July so a lot of you have probably heard about it by now, if not well now you know, The Luxe is coming to the big screen.

Yay!? Boo!? I hope I'm not the only one conflicted with this news.

While reading Rumors I actually said that if it's ever made into a movie the guy chosen to play Henry Schoomaker better be hot so I could understand the appeal, and why all the girls in the book love him. But then it just hit me that it being a young adult novel they would most likely get a pretty young actor for that role. Young being around my age or less, which really scares me at times just because well they're my age!
Or worse they're younger.
I was never a fan of teen movies but the fact that I'm past those years still freaks me out at times.

I don't watch Gossip Girl but for some reason I think it makes sense that the producers of that show are working on this movie. It also leaves me feeling a little hopeful for it. Don't ask why because I have no clue.
Maybe because The Luxe and Gossip Girl have a few things in common?
Again I wouldn't know never having read or seen Gossip Girl, that's just what I've heard.

Although it does worry me that the above article says "The producers see the movie as a young Moulin Rouge, a music-driven story featuring contemporary artists and fashion set against a period backdrop."
They're just describing Moulin Rouge right? Because as much as I loved that movie and really almost all musicals I'd rather not see anyone singing in these movies. Especially considering the music choices.
Actually a musical is somewhat of a thought, itself. Think Phantom of the Opera with a lesser Moulin Rouge and a less gory Sweeney Todd, not High School Musical .
Yeah, no.
Again it all goes back to the music choices, and that actors/singers kind of bug me. Pick ONE! I once met a girl that wanted to act, model and design. then another who wanted to act, direct, write and basically have a one women production company going. I know it's totally common now a days but still, some people should just stick with one profession.

Anyway I'm not sure how to feel about this series being turned into a movie I'm usually hopeful for these things, but I think it makes sense that I'm slightly hesitant.

What does everyone else think about it?

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