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April 15th, 2011

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02:05 pm - Writer's Block: Next stop: Hollywood
Which book that you've read would make a great movie, and why? Who would you pick to play the main characters?

I would actually like to see someone get LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRARIE right. Laura pretty much spills her life out for us and yet, there has been way too much creative license on her life.

Laura was a BRUNETTE, not a blonde. She makes that very clear and if you have ever seen pictures of her, you'd know that.

While there are some areas that can be created because there were conversations that weren't always spilled out, her life is pretty much there, in those pages. I just don't know how Hollywood can get HARRY POTTER or TWILIGHT right, but not the life of a REAL PERSON, who lays her life out in black and white?

If I could, I would choose Melissa Gilbert to play grown up Laura. That's the only thing that that stupid show got right. Melissa Gilbert is practically Laura Ingalls Wilder's doppleganger.

Not sure about anyone else. No one else in Hollywood strikes me...I don't know...
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated

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Date:April 16th, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
I was *so* shocked when I read the books to see how different the TV show was! How they only really lived in Walnut Grove (with Nellie!) for a short while, especially. (Whatever happened to Carrie on the TV show anyway? And Grace? They're like Richie Cunningham's brother vanishing into thin air on Happy Days!)
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Date:April 18th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
I never watched the show because it was so far from Laura's life. Pa clean shaven? Whatever. When he did the show in De Smet, they freaked out when they thought he shaved!

And, the show missed the boat with Nellie as well. Nellie Oleson, while the real name of one of the bullies who teased Laura, was in fact, in the books, based on THREE young ladies that didn't like Laura, not one.

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