Thanks to G Reads! for hosting! And TGIF!
This week’s question is: Book to Movie: Which book turn movie do you feel did the best adaptation? What about the worst?
Let’s face it. All the Harry Potter films are amazing adaptations of the books. But I think my favorite might be tied between the two films based on the seventh book, or Prizoner of Azkaban.
The third film does a beautiful job of capturing the darker, more sinister tone of the book. The previous two films/books were geared more towards kids. This was the first film I thought- oh, this is for adults. And it’s my favorite book. And let’s not get me started about Gary Oldman as Sirius Black. Ah. Maze. Ing.
Perfect book and beautifully cast. I cannot imagine anyone else as the beautiful Buttercup or the dashing stable boy Wesley. I’ve re-read the book and watched the film again and again and it still holds up today.
“Hello. My name is Indigo Montoya. You killed my father….”
Gorgeous. Emma Thompson. Kate Winslet. Alan Rickman. Need I say more? Didn’t think so.
and I love Stardust. I even like the film more than the book. (Stop throwing things at me!) I am a huge fan of Neil Gaiman and that film is simply magical. Even the soundtrack is breathtaking.
Both the film and book are heart-wrenchingly real, disgustingly true ways we hurt and keep the ones we love. The story may take place decades ago, but the themes are all there today. I cried reading the book and even though I knew what was coming, I balled while watching the film. Kudos to Winslet and DiCaprio who broke my heart all over again.
oh where to begin. Let’s start with:
I’m going on the record to say that I like Twilight. There. I said it.
I know, I know. I’m not saying it’s Shakespeare, but the first few books were lots of fun. Granted, the fourth and final book of the series I found to be a big disappointment, but Breaking Dawn part I the film was so bad…
I think I’ll just stick to watching the first one and pretending it ended there.
Brilliant book, less than brillant adaptation. Even my boyfriends Alan Rickman and Martin Freeman couldn’t save it.