Through the years, I have joined a few different book-movie adaptation "fandoms." Some of them go way deeper than just a group of people together because of a series. I believe this may be because of the content. Writers that can pull together a whole alternate universe well, deserve a huge amount of respect.
Here are 3 of my favorite book-movie series adaptations.
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins created a dystopian North America where 24 children fought to the death in an annual televised event. She created a series that was, depending on your perspective, controversial. We talk about taking actions against things that concern us, but how many of us actually do this? Collins not only did this, but did it using her own creative outlet. In an interview with Hannah Trierweiler Hudson on Scholastic.com, Collins says "The Hunger Games is a reality television program. An extreme one, but that's what it is." I think this is a lesson to us all. We can all have a voice, all we need is an outlet.
I feel bad for anyone that did not read/watch this series. It is a true adventure that you can grow up with. I remember waiting desperately for the next book to come out, and the excitement I had going to every movie. J. K. Rowling a wizard world full of unique and different adventures. This series discusses a number of different social issues in the background, the most prominent being diversity. Learning to find a platform and voice your concerns is a tremendous accomplishment. She was able to do this in the background of her book series.
The Lord Of The Rings
I was probably too young to watch these movies, but I do not regret it. This series is what has inspired me to be adventurous, brave, and creative. I love how J. R. R. Tolkien dove straight into the seemingly endless world. He also does a great job showing how a seemingly weak character can deliver a powerful message. Frodo defeated all odds and brought the ring to Mount Doom, showing it is not about the size, but about the force.
I think there might be a large connection between the movies, books, and songs we like and our personality traits. The content I enjoy is creative and adventurous, showing different perspectives and challenges people have to overcome. Maybe because I grew up immersed in content like this, I am the way I am today. My mother always said, "you become what you read, watch, and listen to." Maybe she was right?