top ten tuesday: book to movie adaptations
TOP TEN BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATIONS
1. Pride and Prejudice.
I love the book, and I love the 2005 movie, and I don’t mind at all that it compresses the story.
3. Little Women.
5. Harriet the Spy.
It’s been a long time since either, but I seem to remember liking them both.
6. The Princess Bride.
The movie is great. The book is funnier.
7. Empire of the Sun.
Having seen the movie before reading the book, I’m naturally predisposed to like the movie better, but really, I don’t remember much about the book because the movie does tell the story better. And obviously it doesn’t hurt that the story is carried by a very compelling and capable 13-year-old Christian Bale.
8. A Little Princess.
Another one that I like better as a film, because even though the book does have a happy ending, Sara gets her dad back in the movie version.
9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
My favorite of the series, and the most faithful adaptation, and can we please have Part 2 now?
10. I don’t have a number 10. Sorry, Flipped, I wanted to include you, but the movie just doesn’t hold a candle to the book.
Sarah’s Addition: Since Becky couldn’t pick a 10th, let me add mine! I really, really, really loved that Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid adapted so well into a movie. In fact, it’s definitely one of the best book to movie adaptations I’ve seen in a long time.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.