This week I saw the previews for an upcoming movie that I am so excited about seeing…take a look at it:
I absolutely LOVED this book! But, with making the transition from print to screen, there’s always the risk of it being a disaster. If I go to see a movie after I’ve read the book, I always try to keep in mind that we are dealing with two completely different media–there is no way a movie can include everything in a book.
I’m currently watching Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, based on another book I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s been a while since I’ve read the book – and I’ve only watched two episode so far of the television series, but so far it seems to be pretty solid. Fingers crossed!
I do think that books do better with television and/or mini-series because there is more time to develop the various story arcs. If you have to limit a book to 2 or 3 hours, important things are bound to be left out.
ShortList has put together a list of what it considers the 40 Best Film Adaptations. There are some books and movies I’ve not yet read/seen but I definitely have added them to my list.
But… there’s another side to the picture. Here’s a list of some of the worst book to movie adaptations.
What about you? What are some of your favorite and/or least favorite book to movie adaptations?
Don’t forget to check out a post on this topic at our Young Adult site!