Monday, April 25, 2016

Guest Post with author D. Alyce Domain

My Top 10 Favorite Movie Adaptation of Books I Love… by D. Alyce Domain

#10 Bridget Jones by Helen Fielding – 2002 movie w/ Renee Zellweger & Colin Firth (This is one of my all-time favorite Rom-Coms!)

#9 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - 2002 version w/ James Caviezel & Guy Pearce (I love a good period drama and this one doesn’t disappoint.)

#8 Get Shorty by Elemore Leonard – 1995 movie w/John Travolta, Rene Russo, Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito & Co. (This is the very rare movie that I liked even better than the book its adapted from!)

#7 Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie – 1945 version entitled “And Then There Were None” (This is actually the only movie version that I like, even though they Hollywood-ed the ending. Still, great movie adaptation!)

#6 The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum – 2002 version with Matt Damon & Franka Potente (Even though it was a modern remake of a book written in a different period, they did it right! Knew just what to change/update and what to preserve.)

#5 Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – 1940 version w/ Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders & Judith Anderson (Pitch perfect casting elevated this one to classic status. Even the Hollywood ending didn’t bother me. It was such a small change until its all good.)

#4 Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen – 1995 version w/ Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, & Co. (Absolute spot-on adaptation of a classic novel that I adore. Kudos!)

#3 L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy – 1997 movie w/Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce & Kim Basinger (Kim - the best role of her career in my opinion! Anti-heroes abound in this one, and I love anti-heroes! Honestly, the movie is better than the book, which rambles a bit.)

#2 Laura by Vera Caspary - 1944 version w/ Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, & Clifton Webb (OMG Webb stole every scene he was in! And there’s a nicely done shocker mid-movie. Great Book too!)

#1 The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler - 1946 version w/ Bogart & Bacall (The book makes no more sense than the movie. I’m still a bit clueless as to who killed whom. Both book and movie are what I like to call “double-cross” stories, where everyone is out for themselves and allegiance changes with the wind. Its impossible to tell who’s lying, who killed who and why, but…Still, I love both the book and love the movie adaptation.)

About the author:

D. Alyce Domain. Is a long-time lover of creative fiction. She learned to read with Dr. Seuss, grew up reading Sweet Valley High, James Howe, and Lois Duncan, and graduated to category romance with Harlequin and Silhouette in her teen years. Ms. Domain started out writing fan-fiction after her favorite fictional characters met with death and cancellation on network television. Inspired by the entertaining, multi-layered storylines created by so many female romance, young adult and television writers, she began to experiment with her own characters. Coupled with her own unique brand of genre-bending romantic fiction, Ms. Domain was able to create a whole new world within the pages of her books.

Ms. Domain was born and raised in Houston, Texas, the youngest daughter of Charles and Eunice Domain. She has one older sister. She earned a BS in Biochemistry and a MS in Biomedical Sciences. She worked in Patient-Based Biological Research before switching careers and opening her own fashion boutique, The Aesthetic Domain. In addition to fashion apparel and accessories, she sells her own original jewelry creations and runs the Boutique & Blog website, which is based in Houston, Texas. Ms. Domain also has avid interests in inspirational music, art/entertainment, and history.

Author Links:  Website/Blog - Facebook - GoodReads - Pinterest - Boutique & Blog Site

About When Lucifer Met Calamity:

Lucifer - At eighteen months out of law school, six months on the job, and four weeks before his BAR exam, Luce has arrived. He’d been playing by other people’s rules all his life and now, poised on the brink of success, he will not let anyone stand in his way…especially not the junior-partner jerk at the office giving him and his assistant a hard time. On his way to give the creep a piece of his mind, he bumps into the infamous ‘Calamity Jones’…

Calamity – is tired of enduring her boss’s unwanted sexual innuendos. When his fingers start to roam, Calam decides she’s had enough. It’s time to fight fire with fire. So she devises an ingenious, if risky plan, to get Perkins off her back, keep her Job, and strike a blow for his numerous other victims around the office…only, things don’t go exactly as planned.

All Hell Breaks ‘Luce’ – After finding the loopy ingénue jack-knifed atop the archival files, Lucifer knows something is up. Calamity knows the jig is up. So, she comes clean. Turns out, they both have the same problem…Perkins. But, sparks fly when they decide to team up to bring down the boss. The Hitch? He’s a straight arrow…She’s a loose cannon. Can they work together to achieve a common goal? Or will they both lose in the end?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting my book on your blog. Looks great!