Frankenstein, adaptations and stories that stay with us

One of the best things my brain has done for me is to stop expecting movie or TV adaptations to put my beloved books on screen as I read them, but rather, to take them as their own pieces. Different takes on (hopefully) the same story. Does this mean I love all movies┬ábased on books and don’t hold it against them when I don’t think they do a good job of translating story to screen? Of course not. Plenty of page-to-screen adaptations disappoint or even piss me off. PLENTY. BUT! There are a lot of great adaptations that do well and stand on their own, if viewed as what they are and not as lesser versions of a book. Continue reading