book adaptation

See Jim Broadbent, Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling, and Harriet Walter shine in The Sense of an Ending, adapted from Julian Barnes’ award-winning novel.

I’m tired guys so I’m just gonna say it: Arrival was a freaking amazing movie with cool sound, photography, editing and a kickass book to film adaptation and it deserved to get a lot more awards than La La Land but Hollywood hates sci-fi and loves self praise so there’s that.

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“What’s that thing Samuel Beckett said?”

“I can’t go on. I’ll go on.”

“Let’s go on. Together.

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You’ll feel so homesick that you’ll want to die, and there’s nothing you can do about it apart from endure it. But you will, and it won’t kill you. And one day, the sun will come out you might not even notice straight away-it’ll be that faint. And then you’ll catch yourself thinking about something or someone who has no connection with the past. Someone who’s only yours. And you’ll realize that this is where your life is.

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They didn’t understand it, but like so many unfortunate events in life, just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.

  • Movie adaptation of book: *happens*
  • Me: did you include this character which regularly appears, not particularly to drive the plot forward but is beloved nonetheless?
  • Movie: uh, no
  • Me: how about this scene that provides important background information about this character?
  • Movie: hmmm... no
  • Me: what about a line from the books which is simply iconic and quoted frequently by the fandom?
  • Movie: *pretending to be entranced by a bird out of the window* maybe not
  • Me: well then, surely you didn't include this scene where a loved character dies in a heart wrenching moment that is not 100% necessary to the story and I'm not sure my heart can cope with experiencing it again
  • Movie: oh ya, I remembered that bit

I know the prop design and little allusions to the books are amazing in the show, but look at this. We see Beatrice’s letter to Lemony in TMM pt2:

it reads as follows:

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Books V.S Movies
  • Book: This character is Asian.
  • Movie: White
  • Book: This character is black
  • Movie: WHite
  • Book: We don't describe what they're skin color is to leave it to the imagination.
  • Movie: WHIte
  • Book: This character is a dark tan.
  • Movie: WHITe
  • Book: This character is a POC
  • Movie: WHITE