The most popular topic, read & written , of all time is a relationship between a man & woman :
How to date someone ! How to make a boyfriend ! How to save your marriage !!
& all such other tips are provided by ‘Relationship Experts’.
By reading such self help books , people think they are finally getting the answers , because everyone’s facing some or the other problem & they are trying to get answers , what better than books , no need to tell or discuss with any one , the plate is served in front of you .
Those books have made such a huge success , it couldn’t hide it from the hollywood directors , since last 20 years , many movies are based on best sellers , the latest gossip within that s going on is making a movie on : “50 Shades of Grey”, which is popularly known as “Mommy porn” that’s redefining “tying the knot.” Thanks to E.L. James millions of mommies – and non-mommies are devouring detailed accounts of a BDSM (bondage and discipline; sadism and masochism) relationship that takes place between an inexperienced female college student and a dashingly dominating and disgustingly rich dude.The cast is yet to be finalized.
Last year Julia Roberts starred movie “Eat Pray Love ” based on the best seller novel of the same name by Elizabeth Gilbert was released , & it hit the box office charts , it was also on the same theme , a woman in search of a successful relationship.
Another popular movie Bridget Jones’s Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film based on Helen Fielding‘s novel of the same name , the third sequel to the movie is in the process . In this movie , 30 years of Bridget finds herself lonely without love in her life at this stage .
Its not like all movies & novels finds the loving fans , it didn’t happened with the movie Think Like a Man released in april month based onSteve Harvey‘s 2009 book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man , ofcourse most of the fans of this novel are women , but than the ones opposing this theory of Steve are also women .The fans of this novel have accepted him as their Love expert & the Guider , while their is this group of women , who thinks Steve has made a theory based on only man’s perspective , & Steve has projected that only women are responsible for the problems in a relationship.
While talking of all famous novels , I couldn’t miss the novel tagged as the Bible of relationships Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray , published in 1992 , it sold 70 lakh copies. There is this rumor going on that a movie is planned on this , while its difficult task to make a movie on non fiction novel. It takes a lot to keep the same essence that was felt by the readers while reading the novel . Most of the movies fails at this point, they might hit the box office charts , but couldn’t satisfy the original readers of the book.
There is a long list of movies based on best sellers , like Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters , based in part on the non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman , He’s Just Not That Into You by Ken Kwapis, based on the self-help book of the same name by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, which in turn was inspired by a line of dialogue in Sex and the City.
It seems that even though women might be at the top in all the fields , its still not easy to climb the ladder of successful relationship , that is the only possible reason why such self help books , & movies are such a success , this recipe definitely works for the writers as well as directors . The next hit novel could be Think like a Woman….
- Fifty Shades – filth or fantastic? (emilybrand.wordpress.com)
- An easy way to tell if a guy is into you (even in today’s cyberspace age) (howtoonlinedate.wordpress.com)
- Witherspoon to star in “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” film (newstalk.ie)
- Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Will Be a Movie and Reese Witherspoon Will Be in It [Movies] (jezebel.com)
- Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man ! (comm663.wordpress.com)
- Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert (bfgb.wordpress.com)