Just some thoughts
So I just wanted to share some of my thoughts about book to movie adaptations. You may or may not know that I am usually very accepting of adaptations. It’s not because I don’t care and it doesn’t mean that I don’t wish movies could be exactly like the books. I consciously choose to accept and enjoy and be positive about my experience watching an adaptation. The reason I do this is because books and their movies are my passion and it calls me to be a more positive person. When I go to the theater to see the movies, I’m in such a great mood because I’m doing something that I love. It doesn’t happen every day of my life so I take the opportunity and I make the best of it. I go with an open mind and an accepting heart because I don’t want to feel disappointment or frustration at a movie that I should love. I used to do that and it was the same cycle over and over again…excitement, watch, disappointment, complain. I get so excited seeing the casting and the movie stills and other promotions and I buy my tshirt and go to the movies with friends who are just as excited and then…afterwards all I hear is complaints. I’ve found so much more peace by just accepting that I can’t change or influence their decisions about the movie. And I tell myself that I don’t know the whole story. I’m sure there is a perfectly good reason for why the dress was pink instead of blue like the book. You may think it’s something they could have easily made like the book but we just don’t know. Anyway, this is all just me thinking out loud. I find that life is more enjoyable when I don’t complain and I just let myself enjoy the thing that I’ve been excited for, for so many months. Now I’m not saying you aren’t allowed to be upset and complain, that’s definitely something you can do. And there are definitely things wrong with anything you encounter in life, including adaptations. I’m just saying that I’ve found peace and joy by being more positive about adaptations. Sorry this is all over the place. Maybe I’ll add some more thoughts as they come to me.