Category Archives: film fridays
The film version runs 81 minutes, and features the voices of Mr. T, Anna Farris, Neil Patrick Harris, and Saturday Night Live‘s Bill Hader and Andy Samberg. The trailer and other goodies are at the official website, CloudywithaChanceofMeatballs.com. Obviously the story of the original text has to be fleshed out a bit, so it foscuses on Flint Lockwood, a bumbling inventor who invents a device to help his starving town, but it backfires.
I’m going to try a new feature here at my site. Film Fridays. The idea is simple. Blog about one of the following:
- A book adapted into a film
- A book you’d like to be made into a movie
My first Film Fridays post is for Frindle by Andrew Clements, one of my all-time favorites. Frindle is about Nick Allen, and his middle-school antics. He’s not really a troublemaker, he just wants to make school more fun.
When he’s assigned a report about dictionaries, he learns about the origin of a word, he decides to coin his own. He calls a pen a “frindle.” To his teacher’s surprise and annoyance, the word spreads beyond the school grounds to the city, then the county, and finally, the world.
Andrew Clements is a fantastic midde-grade author, and after seeing how well Louis Sachar’s Holes translated to screen, I know Frindle would be just as successful.
I’m going to try a new feature here at my blog. Fiction Film Fridays, or Film Fridays for short. The idea is simple.. blog about a book you’d like to see made into a movie OR write about a movie that was based on a book. That’s it! I chose Fridays because movies are released on Fridays.
If you do this, leave a comment. I’ll add a link widget here later.