ten things tuesday

Ten favorite book adaptations to the screen (large or small):

1)  Harry Potter.  Rowling's prejudiced views aside, the books are wonderful and the movies are, too.

2)  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  This view of mental hospital misfits is a favorite in my Advanced Placement Psychology class.

3)   The Shining.  One of my favorite Stephen King novels and a favorite movie.

4)  The Godfather.  Granted, I've only read the first of the series, but the movies are almost better.

5)  The Princess Bride.  There are no words.

6)  Pride and Prejudice.  I never tire of the world I slip into once I get the rhythm of the writing.  And both the 1995 series and the 2005 movie are delightful.

7)  The Color Purple.  I read this for my Twentieth-Century American Literature class in college, just before the movie was released.  I cried at both.

8)  The Help.  I loved the book a little more than the movie--some of the comedic elements of the movie detracted from the storyline.

9)  Charlotte's Web.  If I close my eyes, I can hear the voices of the actors in the animated film.

10)  Under the Tuscan Sun.  This is one of those movies that I always stop to watch when I'm flipping through the channels.  And I've re-read the book a few times.


Me, Myself, and I said...

One of my all time favorites is Hidden Figures, both the movie and the book are wonderful!

The Gal Herself said...

#4 is my argument to "the book is always better." No, it's not.

#5 -- The book and the movie are such different animals to me. I love them both, each on their own terms.