What is your favorite movie based on a book?
Personally, I love "The Road" based on Cormac McCarthy's novel. I didn't think it could be pulled off on the silver screen, but once you cast Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) as the protagonist, you pretty much can't go wrong...
My all-time favorite movie, that just happens to be based on a (classic) book, is the 1935 Ronald Colman version of "A Tale Of Two Cities" . . . from quiet balcony love scenes to the epic storming of the Bastille the film is brilliant - and Ronald Colman as Sydney Carton is the single most perfect casting in Hollywood history. The best movie ever made.
I would have to conclude part of J.R.R. Tolkien's work originally titled as There and Back that was eventually made into the movie Return of the King; Lord of the Rings
Cry Freedom was the first book I read in high school and the story of Steve Biko really touched me. I would also watch the film a year later and I was captivated by Denzel Washington's portrayal of Biko. It was really touching seeing the story come alive.
Toss up between Dune - book Dune, which I could never get into, and Blade Runner - book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
Today I have to go with Blade Runner, But tomorrow I may go with Dune, or spread out a bit to Brave New World, or 1984.
Fight Club. I saw the movie first and it quickly became one of my favorite movies so I read the book and was really blown away. It really paints a picture of a lot of desperation of men raised without true fathers and many other aspects of males. I think it's one of the few movies that is on par with the book.
"Girl, Interrupted", based on the book of the same name. "Fight Club" is definitely a close second.
Hi Joseph Howard. The movie i really liked, starring Kirk Douglas and John Huston, entitled Lust for Life, which came from an bio-novel written by Irving Stone of the life of Vincent Van Gogh . I've read the book 50 times and watched the movie as many times as that too. I highly recommend the book and the movie.
It's the Twilight Series
Though the films don't leave a great impact as the books do, but yet, it's the vampire character, Edward Cullen that drags me to these series. The character is the prime focus of the films as well as the books. The way he fights for his love(human) to be safe, the way he tries to protect her etc etc... It's just awesome!
Pride and Prejudice and next would be Lord of the Rings...the three movies
I agree with the Road, it is an amazing adaptation, but I think they did quite well with the Harry Potters. I also liked the Lovely Bones, it was a well adapted film. I don't like many adaptations, so this is high praise from me :-)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, movie directed by David Lean or 'A Christmas Carol' by Dickens, movie 'Scrooge' - the 1951 version starring Alistair Sim, both excellent book to movie adaptations.
O Brother, Where Art Thou has to be my favorite. One of the best parodies I've even seen. Is that thing on Bluray, BTW?
To Kill a Mockingbird - the book is one of my all-time favourite books, and the film is one of my all-time favourite films.
My favorite is "The Green Mile" by Stephen King. The book was written in 1999 and the movie came out in 1995 and stars Tom Hanks, who just happens to be my favorite actor!
by Emer420 7 years ago
Please give specific details of why the film is your favorite, and explain it's importance in your everyday life.
by Anusha Jain 6 years ago
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by HL Keeley 6 years ago
Why are all books being changed into movies? Is this ruining the book or popularizing them?Some movies do justice to the book like "The Lovely Bones," but I feel like EVERY book is being made into a movie these days.
by crankalicious 8 years ago
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by Katee Shew 6 years ago
What's your favorite movie, and why would you recommend it?
by Tim Quam 6 years ago
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