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Bookread movie

Soundtrack of the actual book. Images of the reader with episodes or stills
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The revenge of written media:

Just finished Animal Dreams, and was thinking that no movie would do good to the book. Rather, if someone read the book out loud, while showing images of Nicaragua, of Arizona, of old spanish ladies, blue eyes, alfalfa or however its spelled blowing in the wind, a helicopter... You could add music and sound effects. Would probably cost very little to produce, and leave a lot for the imagination to complete.

pashute, Mar 25 2009

Space Jazz: The soundtrack of the book Battlefield Earth http://en.wikipedia..._Earth_(soundtrack)
Baked - by L.Ron.Hubbard no less. [zen_tom, Mar 25 2009]

Koyaanisqatsi http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Koyaanisqatsi
[calum, Mar 31 2009]

Blue http://en.wikipedia...ki/Blue_(1993_film)
[calum, Mar 31 2009]

FilmMeABook (similar title, different concept) FilmMeABook_2ecom
[goodmars, Mar 31 2009]


       I switched to my user, opened halfbakery, all enthusiastic about my great half of idea, and up front the first idea on HB is FilmMeABook.com!   

       Was relieved to find it a great idea, but completely different.
pashute, Mar 25 2009

       I like the idea too - but you'd have to make sure it was a really good production, otherwise it might appear naff [link]
zen_tom, Mar 25 2009

       (-) but not because I think it's an unreasonable idea. I'm quite into audiobooks these days and some of the better ones have accompanying sound effects. I like to just lay back and listen to them and I think that adding images too would just be a distraction.
DrBob, Mar 25 2009

       Its more for the knowledge than for distraction.   

       Many a time good books that are turned to movies have various locations mentioned in them, or some kind of tool that is not commonly known. Also for the human touch of seeing the person who is reading the book to you.   

       I'm thinking of something that could actually take the place of current movies, even in the theater.
pashute, Mar 31 2009

       I'm with the Doctor here - most of the time, radio has better pictures than TV.
hippo, Mar 31 2009

       I had a similar idea to this a few weeks ago. The idea was video tracks (made using traditional animation) to go along with audiobooks (which often, like animation, feature voice characterizations).
Spacecoyote, Mar 31 2009

       This used to be how children's television worked in the UK: some if not entirely paternal than at least familiarly avunclar voice would read a story over a barely animated scene, usually featuring a bear experiencing what would, if the DVD were ever released, be described on the packaging as "mild adventure".   

       Almost entirely unrelatedly, Bookread movie could in fact be baked by "bootmashing" (as I believe people stopped calling it in 2002) Koyaanisqatsi and Professor Emeritus of Funk Dizzy Deek Jarman's "Blue" in appropriate ratio.
calum, Mar 31 2009

       I am familiar with those old programs, [calum], the difference here is quality animation and reading, aimed at adults.
Spacecoyote, Mar 31 2009

       Ach, sorry if I was not clear. I was addressing the idea generally, rather than your own flavour of it. I must confess, I am not sure that I would watch either yours or pashute's because both limit the scope for the exercise by the "reader" (for want of a better word) of their imagination (which is, incidentally, the beef I have with audiobooks - that the voice of the reader is not the voice I hear when I read, which puts a barrier between me and immersion in the tale or text).
calum, Mar 31 2009

       Yeah I didn't really like either idea. I listen to audiobooks only because as a student I'm required to read too much as it is, so its a welcome change of pace while still being entertaining and having literary value (unlike the most of the crap on TV and radio at the moment).
Spacecoyote, Mar 31 2009

       Hey! Your parents never read stories to you at bedtime?
A good storyteller can make any story great. Mark Twain once wrote an essay on that ("The difference"). This idea is EXACTLY the opposite of audiobooks, where just any student gets the job of reading these stories.
pashute, Apr 01 2009

       I agree completely, [pashute].
Spacecoyote, Apr 01 2009

       // This idea is EXACTLY the opposite of audiobooks //   

       What? As I understand it, it's just a well-produced audiobook (baked) with an accompanying slideshow.
notexactly, Apr 11 2019


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