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Sunday Musings for 14th September – #MuseItUp #DaffodilAndTheThinPlace

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As a reader I keep hearing how friends see actor so-in-so as this character
or this actress for that one and so on. I’ve heard authors say they’ve
pictured certain actors when writing characters. Let’s flip last week’s question and muse on: Which book SHOULD be made into a movie? Which books were better as movies?Here’s my reply:
Generally, I prefer reading a book rather than seeing the movie based on it. However, although I enjoyed Peter Benchley’s book ‘Jaws’, despite my expectations, I preferred Steven Spielberg’s movie of the book. The suspense built, within both book and movie but that memorable music which heralded the appearance of the shark, really added to the drama and tension in the film. Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw were excellent and their characters in the film were more likeable and believable than in the book.
Although I’m not sure if the book would have been such a blockbuster if it had been in the hands of anyone other than Spielberg who seemed to know exactly what to discard, what to change and what to use.
If you’d like to read what the other Muse It Up authors wrote, click here to go to the Muse It Up Publishing site. While you’re there, why not have a look at my ebook ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’, which can be purchased here. All profits from the sale of the ebook go towards the renovation and upkeep of St. Nicholas Church, Laindon with Dunton, Essex, the church where the story took place. #MuseItUp #DaffodilAndTheThinPlace

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