Please note that these are my favorite adaptions, and I am not claiming that they are the best or the most faithful. These are my personal opinions of movies that I believe were were just as great, or even better than the books they came from.
#5 - Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Based on "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" by Fannie Flagg
There was a looot of book stuff that didn't make it into the movie. But since I saw the movie before I read the book, I didn't mind. The book...
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The Mortal Instruments, the project left for dead is now back as Lily Collins is re-set to play the story’s lead character Clary Fray. Word of that goes back to 2010 when Collins has been originally set to star in the first installment of the novel series City of Bones, but, then, Scott Charles Stewart had been attached to direct for Screen Gems.
Now comes word that Harald Zwart, whose last directing credit was the Karate Kid remake in 2010, is set to direct The Mortal Instruments for Screen Games, which has teamed with Constantin Film and Unique Features to develop the motion...
Joe Wright is a harsh critic. In the Director’s Commentary of the 2005 feature-length film Pride and Prejudice, he frequently laments that certain scenes of the film just don’t work.
To state just a few, the first meeting of Mr Bingley and the Bennet family at the Meryton Assembly was “not well-shot,” “boring” and “flat”; the artificial lighting was unflattering for Judy Dench’s complexion; and he will think again before ever working with CGI.
Perhaps he was just too close to the project, because I found the film to be a cinematically beautiful,...
The news came as quite a surprise to me, but apparently it’s true. In April 2009, as the best-selling author worked on the stage musical version of her literary triumph, the UK Daily Mail quoted her directly:
“Meggie in The Thorn Birds is basically my mother. I detested her. Can you imagine writing a 280,000-word book and hating your heroine? She was everything I despise in a woman. She suffered and, worst of all, she enjoyed suffering.”
I read the books of this series before seeing the movie as I always do with book to movie adaptions and have just seen the movie. I think they did quite well with it but I'm not sure it lived up to the books. They changed hair colours of Mrs Coulter, Lyra and even Serafina, small details that may not matter too much but is it hard to dye hair? Already that is beside the point as the actors playing the characters did a very good job and i think were well chosen. I was a bit disappointed that the cut a fair bit out, the movie wasn't long and they could have easily added more in without it...
This spot was created to celebrate book-to-tv/film-screen adaptations. True, there is no way that a live version will ever live up to our imagination. And yes, there are hundreds of examples of how this formula can go wrong. But there are also hundreds of examples of how the formula can go right and astonish us with the magic of cinema, yet all too often these examples are forgotten -- and so this spot is to remind ourselves of both the good and the bad, and to discuss either.
A common criticism of book-to-screen adaptations nowadays is that filmmakers are seemingly relying too...