It’s another “Wednesday Wonderings” question!
What are your favorite book to film adaptations?
And by film, let’s say that miniseries count, too. From YA to classics, and everything in between, what works do you think have been adapted closely or the best?
Some book-to-movie adaptations are perfect, and some are just “visual aids” for their books. Here are a few that I think did an excellent job staying close to the book, or their adaptation interpreted the book in a way I LOVED.
Pride & Prejudice (2005 movie with Keira Knightley) One of my absolute favorite movies! Great cinematography, casting, and concise script to fit a movie time slot.
Little Women (1994 with Winona Ryder) The best story about sisters.
North & South (BBC miniseries, 2004) You knew this one would make my list, right? Such awesomeness in one series.
The Hunger Games (2012) Yes, I admit, I am a fan of Jennifer Lawrence. It stayed fairly close to the original book, too.
Emma (BBC miniseries, 2009) Maybe a little more idealistic than Austen’s book, but definitely a fabulous interpretation.
Occasionally, the book is significantly better than the movie. I think that’s the case with The Last Song (2010). The book had much more likable characters and more depth.
What are your thoughts? Do you have favorite adaptations (or maybe some not-so-favorite?)?