Sunday, December 09, 2007

Inkheart Movie Trailer

Cornelia Funke's Inkheart was one of the first books I read in 2007 and it wasn't long after I finished the book that I began to hear about its upcoming movie version. Inkheart was one of two or three Young Adult titles that I read in 2007, and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could enjoy them even though I was not part of their target audience.

I wonder if those of you who read Inkheart will be as surprised as I am to see that one of its main characters, Mo, is a lot younger in the movie than I pictured him while reading the book. I suppose it makes perfect sense considering the age of his daughter, but somehow I was still surprised.

Anyway, here's a look at what the movie will be like:

14 comments:

  1. Cool. I really like Brendan Fraser, and the villian there is the guy who who played Gollum in Lord of the Rings - good cast.

    I have a $10 gift card I was going to spend at work today - maybe I'll get that book; I always like to read the book before seeing the movie.

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  2. i loved inkheart. when i heard that it was being made into a movie, i just about flipped.

    i hope they do a better job at it than the golden compass though - i loved their movie take, but felt so rushed with the plot moving too quickly for my comfort.

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  3. I had never heard of INKHEART until I saw the trailer for it at The Golden Compass movie. It looked great (certainly better than The Golden Compass - aloi and I are in perfect agreement there).

    Sam, I too have been surprised that I could enjoy YA literature. I've only begun dipping into it this year, and so far I haven't been disappointed. I think I may have to check this one out.

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  4. I felt like this about Garth Nix's Abhorsen trilogy---they're YA books, but I absolutely adore them. They put him right up at the top rank of authors I love.

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  5. "I wonder if those of you who read Inkheart will be as surprised as I am to see that one of its main characters, Mo, is a lot younger in the movie than I pictured him while reading the book. I suppose it makes perfect sense considering the age of his daughter, but somehow I was still surprised."
    I didn't get that. Partially, because I'm 35 and have an 11 yo daughter. And partially because I love Brendan Frasier (and he's my age...). Anyway. I do hope they do the book justice; I thought it was a lot of fun.

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  6. Did you buy the book, Annie? It's a fun one to read if you're in the right mood.

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  7. I haven't heard anything good about the Golden Compass movie yet, aloi. I've not read the books and don't plan to see the movie after all the negative comments I've seen about it. Sounds like someone wasted the chance to make a really good movie and decided to settle for mediocre instead.

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  8. J.S., finding the gems in YA lit opens up a whole new world of books for me...not something I really needed, but lots of fun.

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  9. I don't know those books, Heather, but now I'm curious to see what they are like. Thanks for mentioning them.

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  10. Melissa, it should have clicked that Mo was a pretty young guy and all. But somehow he came across as older...maybe it was his lifestyle, etc. I just had a completely different image of him than the one in the movie..and the movie is much more accurate than I was. :-)

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  11. Sam, I did buy the book. Haven't read it yet, though. Maybe this weekend.

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  12. I'm genuinely curious to know what you think of it, Annie.

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  13. Haven't you people ever read ANY books? I found his Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass, first book) amazing, along with Inkheart, the first of it's own trilogy. Even if the movies don't quite match their awesome books, then I'm sure they will still be good movies.

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  14. I really don't think you want to get in a pissing contest about books read or not read with this crowd, sushi...bad mistake.

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