Friday, July 16, 2010
Top Ten Picks: Favorite Books to Movies
Today as I decided I was going to catch up with all the posts in my Google Reader or know the reason why, I stumbled across something that I just had to do. Jillian at Random Ramblings has a weekly meme called Top Ten Picks in which she chooses a topic and participants have to find ten things that fit that topic. This week was favorite books to movies, and I couldn't resist.
My picks are all books that I greatly enjoyed reading, and I believe that Hollywood actually managed to capture the essence of each book on film-- in some cases even surpassing the book.
I do have to 'fess up because I did choose a short story rather than a book for one. There are also at least two cases in which Hollywood decided to make the movie a second time. In both cases the retread was nowhere near as good as the original. So here, for good or ill, is my list of favorite books that were turned into films (in alphabetical order):
The Andromeda Strain
Dances With Wolves
Gone With the Wind
The Haunting of Hill House
The Hunt for Red October
The Manchurian Candidate
Planet of the Apes
"Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"
To Sir, With Love
So... what do you think of my choices?
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
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