As I read a book I have a picture in my head of what I think the characters look like, what the setting looks like and so on. Do you do the same thing?
I often read posts on blogs where people as what star do you think would be good in this role? I have a hard time with this as I never see a star in the role of the characters I am reading about. What are your thoughts? Do you pick someone famous as the characters or do you have your own vision?
Another thing about books being made into movies, do you read the book first and then watch the movie or vice versa? Personally, I think I would almost prefer to watch the movie first. My reason is because some of the movies I have seen have been disappointing to me as they don't follow the book, they change things or the feel of the movie is not what I got from the book. There have been a few exceptions for me and that is Gone with the Wind, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Help. So how about you? Do you have a book that was turned into a movie and the movie was just as satisfying as the book to you? What is the book and movie?
Have you seen the new fad with books? They now have trailers for books just as they have trailers for movies. I must confess that I have not watch any yet. The reason being as I said before I like to have my own vision in my head of who the characters are, what they look like and where the story takes place. Also I don't see how you do a live trailer on something in print that does not have a visual to it only what you visualize in your head. I guess I am still old school on this point. How about you? Do you watch the trailers? What are some of the good ones you have come across?
I would love to hear your thoughts on this issue.