Monday, September 26, 2011

Netflix Now Streaming Alabama Moon Tourism Movie

Netflix is now streaming the movie Alabama Moon, based on the popular young adult novel by Alabama author Watt Key. The only online tourism guide to the book and movie can be found here on SELTI: Today's Tom Sawyer: Camping Under an Alabama Moon. I saw Alabama Moon in the theaters, but now any fan of the novel can watch the movie about the Talladega National Forest on their TV or computer through their Netflix account. Unlike many movies that screw up the original story, this one was well-adapted to the novel. No surprise there, since Watt co-wrote the screenplay.

What are some movies that turned out to be better or worse than the novels they were based on? I thought The Count of Monte Cristo movie was far superior as a whole story to the novel, even though Alexandre Dumas is an incredible scene writer. I'm currently reading The Last of the Mohicans on my Kindle to compare it to the film. One of the great things about Kindle is all the free classsic literature available for download in seconds.

Kindle novels are also available on the iPad by downloading the Kindle for iPad app. A tourism novel with an interactive travel guide inside the book, like Blind Fate, allows readers to browse the related tourism websites in color. That presents some wonderful opportunities for tourism novels in the near future.