Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Book-to-Movie Adaptations Worth Watching



I'm not a big fan of book-to-movie adaptations. Too often moviemakers butcher books.

But these were well done, I think.




Life of Pi




The Hunger Games





The Devil Wears Prada





The Time Machine





The Help




The Fault in Our Stars




One for the Money




One Day




Ordinary People




The Hours


Do you have any that I missed?



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20 comments:

  1. Nice! Never did read or see these. But great picks all the same! ;)

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

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    1. None of these? You really must see Fault in Our Stars.

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  2. I love this list. I will say that I've seen some of these movies without reading the book first, but for those I've read I can say that the movies does it justice.

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  3. I haven't managed to bring myself to watch 'One Day', because I love the book so damn much. I love 'The Hunger Games' as a movie, but I haven't read the book yet, and I didn't even know that there was a movie of 'The Time Machine' - I'll have to check that out. Great list! :)

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    1. Time Machine is old, old, old...maybe from 1960 or so.

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  4. I loved The hunger games and The devil wears prada. NIce list!
    Thanks for stopping by My Top 10 Tuesday

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    1. Devil Wears Prada is a much better movie than book, I thought.

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  5. Devil wears Prada great book, it gets really great movie adaptation I love it.

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  6. I really enjoyed reading and watching the movie adaptation of The Help!! I forgot to add The Book Thief to my list this week too as I have to read this book and watch the movie adaptation.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/11/top-ten-tuesday-ten-book-to-movie.html

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    1. I haven't seen Book Thief yet. Thanks for the reminder.

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  7. I would add "The English Patient" and "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest".

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  8. I loved both the book and the movie adaption of The Devil Wears Prada. I haven't actually read The Hunger Games (shocker, I know!) but I have been quite enjoying the films as they've been released.

    I agree with you on movie makers butchering films a lot of the time. One of my favourite books ever is The Woman In Black by Susan Hill. I've seen the theatre play twice, and would happily go a third, fourth, fifth and on, so was really excited when it got turned in to a film. Although I do enjoy the film, and it played out well in that format, they altered the ending from the book!! It was given more of a Hollywood ending.

    Reading With Jade

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  9. Love all The Hunger Games movies!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/top-ten-tuesday-30/

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  10. I'll come back to this list in future, I expect! I haven't seen a single one of these movies yet!

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  11. I absolutely love Life of Pi and TFIOS <3 Great list!

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  12. Life of Pi is one of the best film adaptations i've ever seen.

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  13. This good list you made. I thought Gone Girl was done well, also Out of Africa and perhaps Sophie's Choice. hmm

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  14. Time-traveller 's wife and Bridget Jones Diary were both done well. As was the Harry Potter series and City of Ember. Gone with the Wind was another beauty and Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley. Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit were amazing movies as was Jurassic Park and Timeline.Oh dear I could go on all night!

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