What is your favorite
book-to-movie adaptation? Why? What's your least favorite and why?
There are so many bad movie adaptations…and it seems to have
nothing to do with loyalty to the book. Some movies are amazing adaptations and
completely take artistic license, not following the book exactly, but following
its spirit. LAST OF THE MOHICANS is a favorite of mine (and yes, I’ve already
used it in a blog chain post, but that’s how much I love it.) THE SHINING is
another example of a great, creepy, scary movie, that barely follows the book at
all. BLADERUNNER barely looks like DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, but is
a cult classic. The HARRY POTTER movies are more faithful to their books, and
also fun in themselves. The recent JANE EYRE movie was also fantastic. Michael
Fassbender as Rochester?…yes please.
But my absolute favorite movie adaptation is JURASSIC PARK,
a movie I’ve watched a hundred times as a child and loved more than the book.
That happens so rarely, that a movie outshines a book that it’s my all time
A few not so successful adaptations…please don’t hate me,
but the HUNGER GAMES. It wasn’t a bad movie, but the book was so much better,
it’s hard to judge the movie fairly. And then there are just the awful
adaptations, like the Demi Moore version of THE SCARLET LETTER and the Jack Black
version of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS.
Keep following this topic on the chain and check out Michelle’s blog on Monday, or look back at Katrina's post from yesterday.
What are your favorite book to movie adaptations? Which
ones can you just not stand?
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