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What is your favorite movie based on a book?

  1. Joseph Howard profile image74
    Joseph Howardposted 5 years ago

    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...

  2. MickeySr profile image81
    MickeySrposted 5 years ago

    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.

  3. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 5 years ago

    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

  4. bernard.sinai profile image80
    bernard.sinaiposted 5 years ago

    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.

  5. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    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.

  6. profile image0
    Elijahokelleyposted 5 years ago

    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.

  7. ashleybunn profile image60
    ashleybunnposted 5 years ago

    "Girl, Interrupted", based on the book of the same name. "Fight Club" is definitely a close second.

  8. jolinabetts profile image80
    jolinabettsposted 5 years ago

    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.

  9. iharshita profile image78
    iharshitaposted 5 years ago

    It's the Twilight Series smile

    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! smile

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    oceansiderposted 5 years ago

    Pride and Prejudice and next would be Lord of the Rings...the three movies

  11. sarahmoose profile image78
    sarahmooseposted 5 years ago

    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 :-)

  12. Jools99 profile image91
    Jools99posted 5 years ago

    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.

  13. KevinTimothy profile image83
    KevinTimothyposted 5 years ago

    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?

  14. Redberry Sky profile image92
    Redberry Skyposted 5 years ago

    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.

  15. lindalou1963 profile image74
    lindalou1963posted 5 years ago

    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!

 
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