Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptaitions

February 22, 2011 Uncategorized 8

Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations
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I thought that this week’s list would be harder than it was. There are actually a lot of movie adaptations that I like. I guess it’s just recent ones that I’m a bit queasy about!

1. Pride and Prejudice (1995, BBC) I admit, I saw the movie BEFORE reading the book. This may have something to do with my love for it. Who am Kidding? It’s totally Colin Firth! Especially after he swims across the lake in that lovely white (read: sheer!) shirt 😉

2. Anne of Green Gables (1985, Sullivan) Another one where I loved the movie first. Yes, they condensed the books and changed some aspects but it’s still fabulous! I loved it so much I went to Prince Edward Island this past summer and did all things Anne 🙂

3. Lord of the Rings (2001 – 2003, New Line Cinema) Will you all still be my friends when I tell you I own the extended versions of all three movies? If not, forget I said that! I read these books at about the time the movies came out and loved both.

4. Stardust (2007, Paramount Pictures) Love! Lovelovelovelovelove! I mean come one… the book is by NEIL GAIMAN and the movie has BEN BARNES and HENRY CAVILL in it. British boy love!

5. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, Universal Pictures) Classic! The book and the movie. I vividly remember my first experience with both. Also, Gregory Peck! How can it not be fabulous?

6. Flipped (2010, Warner Bros. Pictures) I absolutely LOVE that the movie is set “back in the day” while the book is contemporary. It totally works. Also, I love the way that we get to see the same scenes from both Bryce and Juli’s perspective.

7. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008, Screen Gems) Music, awkward teens, romance… what more could you ask for? I’m a sucker for dual narratives.

8. Harry Potter (2001-2011, Warner Bros. Pictures) Don’t yell at me! I KNOW they leave a lot out but seriously… those books are LONG! I think the movies do a good job of capturing the overall feel of the series. However I must say… Daniel Radcliffe = most awkward screen kisses EVER!

9. The Princess Bride (1987, 20th Century Fox) I love the movie SO much more than the book. I can’t help it. I mean, come on, Billy Crystal as Miracle Max? And Carol Kane as his wife? AWESOME!

10. The Chronicles of Narnia (2005 – 2010, Walt Disney films) The books are about 100 times better than the movies but I still enjoyed them. Again, that might have something to do with a hot guy in a wet white shirt (Ben Barnes in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Seriously, that scene is the only reason I’m buying that movie!)

So, what did I forget?

8 Responses to “Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptaitions”

  1. Christina / Book Addict

    Great picks! I love that you included Anne of Green Gables! How could I have forgotten that? I was obsessed with this show when it first came on. We have a lot of the same picks! Stardust has been coming up a lot of these lists; I guess I should read/watch it soon!

  2. bibliothec

    I’m with Christina, I can’t believe I forgot about Anne of Green Gables! I used to watch that mini series every time it aired on PBS!

  3. Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings)

    Great picks! I’ve seen and loved most of them. I still need to check out Stardust, Anne and Flipped, but now I want to see them badly.

    I loved all others, even if Nick and Norah are a bit different than the book, I liked it anyway. Same as HP. Oh, and I saw P&P first too! 🙂

  4. Katie

    My library just got a copy of Flipped, I’ll have to check it out, since so many people mentioned it today.

    I love The Princess Bride too. “Bye bye boys, have fun storming the castle!” is one of the many fun lines I like to quote from it. Great choices!

  5. bibliophile brouhaha

    I COMPLETELY forgot about Anne of Green Gables!! That so should have been on my list! Completely agree on P&P, but you know I loved To Kill a Mockingbird (the book), didn’t care for the movie so much though, except for Peck.

  6. Anna

    Oh my gosh, I always wanted to see Stardust when it came out, but I never did. I’ll have to do it now! Bonus: Ben Barnes!

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