Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists! Check out what others have posted by going over there! http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com
Today’s topic is:
Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations
This was a difficult topic for me, as I almost always think the book was FAR better than the movie. When I tried to split the list 5 best and 5 worst, I had a list of 20 worst! (don’t get me started- as much as I loved the HP movies-that second Dumbledore still pisses me off)
So I forced myself to try to come up with what I thought was the 10 best-got 8. Here is goes-
1. The Help
I though they did a really good job adapting the story here- of course it loses a little something-especially since each character is so well defined and have such strong voices, but it was till a very good movie and pretty true to the book.
2. Jurassic Park
I actually saw the movie before I read the book- spilled popcorn all over my date when that Rex jumped out- and I am glad I did since it is a great movie but the book has so much more going on that I probably would have been disappointed.
(These next two are cheats)
3. Band of Brothers
I know it was a miniseries and not a movie, but it was SO well made-thank you Mr. Hanks. I loved this series SO much, that hubby and I still rewatch occasionally on DVD-at that’s 10 ours!!
4. Pride & Prejudice
I am talking about the BBC miniseries version-no offense Kiera Knightly-I love you but you are not my quintessential Lizzy Bennet.
Colin Firth= Mr. Darcy-that is all I am saying.
5. The Silence of the Lambs
So well written and creepy, though I personally thought Hannibal was a touch more good looking than Anthony Hopkins-my apologies, Sir Anthony.
One of my favorite novels really translated well into film-possibly my favorite Hitchcock-though I am STILL totally creeped out by birds. Laurence Olivier was brilliant as Maxim de Winter!
And Mrs. Danvers-perfectly creepy!!
7. Gone with the Wind
I love this book-and the movie stands up to it quite well. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable-oh my!!
and my favorite-
8. To Kill a Mockingbird
To me, Atticus Finch is the best written male characters. Gregory Peck played him wonderfully.
What do you think are the best/worst film adaptations?