I was feeling adventurous (ha!) and decided I wanted to do something different today. So I basically created this tag (nothing original about it) and it’s all about cinema… and books, of course.
Best book-to-film adaptations
Too many! The Green Mile, The Help & Atonement are amazing. I also liked The Light Between Oceans, I thought it was a faithful adaptation. Sleepers. The Princess Bride. Where The Heart Is. Most of my favorite films are based on books.
Worst book-to-film adaptations
It’s not the worst, but I was so disappointed by Live by night. It was my most anticipated film in years and I love Ben Affleck as a director… but sadly, it didn’t work for me. I still love the book, though. I really liked One Day but I didn’t care for the film that much. Same with The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Films that were quite different to the book but still good
Gone Baby Gone. It’s one of my favorite films and they changed many things but I actually love the changes. Water For Elephants was great as well, although it was definitely different. PS I Love You & Where Rainbows End. And they changed Shutter Island’s ending, but I like the film’s better.
The film is better than the book
Brooklyn. This was the easiest question ever. Also The Notebook and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. And Riding in cars with boys, which I love, but the book was so boring in my opinion.
Most anticipated book to movie adaptation
The Zookeeper’s Wife seems like a film I’d enjoy, although I haven’t read the book. The new IT adaptation (the first one is just SO BAD) and also the new Murder On The Orient Express!
If you want to do this, feel free!