She lives! Tranny’s in, she fired up, and she’s off the blocks. The husband even took her for a test run. Once we trace out a *cough* slight *cough* grounding issue, she’ll be good to go. I might even get to drive her.
Anyway (lest y’all think I’m just going to talk about my car forever)…
During a movie meme post, MÃ ili said in response to the following question:
One book I’d like to see made into a movie:
I’m not convinced that a traditional romance novel can be made into a feature film. Novels of other genres, yes, but traditional romance novels? I don’t think so.
I’ve been too sick/busy/etc to really come up with a list of romance novels I think would make good movies (although I hope to get to that soon), but I have thought about a couple of my favorite romantic movies and how they might translate to the page.
Would Hope Floats make a good book? (I’m going here on the assumption it isn’t, though, in truth, I have no clue.) I could see Curtiss Ann Matlock writing it. But I’m not sure how engaging it would be without the visual overload that is Harry Connick Jr. Could his character have been captured on the page? I don’t know.
Would French Kiss succeed without Kevin Kline’s sublimeness and Meg Ryan’s…Meg Ryan-ness? Somehow I don’t think “Spasm! Spasm!” would have worked in a book.
The Wedding Planner I can see as a book. My Best Friend’s Wedding. The Runaway Bride.
(Damn. The whole wedding thing is coincidental, I swear.)
What do you guys think? What’s your favorite romantic movie and, if it wasn’t based on a book, would it make a good romance novel?