Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday Words: Upcoming Film Adaptations

Even with my increase in blogging this week due to Armchair BEA, I still wanted to share this week's edition of Wednesday Words because it's something I'm very excited about - two fabulous looking film adaptations of books that have taken the world by storm at one time or another.

And so, with out further ado,
The Perks of Being Miserable! Oh wait, that's not right...
First up is the musically charged Les Miserables with a powerhouse cast. The teaser trailer came out not long ago, and I'm already pumped. Check it out:  

So rich and detailed and ah! I love it. I must admit that I've never seen a production of Les Mis before, movie, stage, or otherwise, so I'm just saying all of this as a person who is intrigued by this one trailer. (Though I have heard from others the general plot line before - I was a member of the International Thespian Society in high school, after all!) In anticipation for this film, due to hit theaters this Christmas, it is my goal to read the original Victor Hugo novel before then. We shall see how well that pans out, but I am giving myself quite a few months, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Next up, with just as much anticipation especially from the younger set (or those who are young at heart) is
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. If you didn't get a chance to see this trailer when it premiered at the MTV Movie Awards last week or you just want to see it again, look here:

Now this is a novel I have read, and I know for sure that I will be rereading this before the movie hits theaters in September. This novel is one of those books that not only gains fans, but inspires devotion of epic proportions. Now when I first read it, it was for a class so I didn't get to properly savor Chbosky's words, but I'm anxious for the chance to change that.

Unlike the trailer for
The Great Gatsby that left me concerned about the book-to-screen translation, both of these have made me very excited and anxious to read and watch these stories unfold. But what about you all?

Comments welcome and as always, happy reading!


  1. I will be seeing this adaptation of Les Miserables out of curiosity because it is a musical but for me, it is impossible to surpass the 1998 film with Liam Neeson as Jean Valjean and Geoffrey Rush as Inspector Javert and the rest of the cast ( Uma Thurman and Claire Danes. The acting in that film is just so superb. SO good.

    Haven't read Perks of Being a Wallflower. But I really want to and I really liked the trailer for it, too. :)

    I have not read

    1. I've heard amazing things about the 1998 version as well, so maybe when/if I finish the novel, I'll watch that. It's always interesting to me to see how different people visualize the same story. As for Perks, I liked it but I definitely need to give it another reading. It seems to inspire the same levels of devotion that Looking for Alaska does in a lot of teens now a days.