Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This weeks Top Ten topic is …
Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations
Well, this should be interesting as I don’t really tend to watch book to film adaptations. Not really my kind of thing. Although to be honest, I haven’t really watched a lot of films recently.
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien/ The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
I really enjoyed THE LORD OF THE RINGS both as a book and a film. Peter Jackson did a good job of capturing Tolkien’s world. I actually saw this film multiple times at the cinema, I was a little obsessed.
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien/ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
I haven’t actually read Tolkien’s book yet, but I really enjoyed the film. I do plan on reading the book at some point.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl/ Beautiful Creatures (2012)
I read the book so I could watch the film, and then I ended up not watching the film >.<; Opps?!
The Hunger Games by Susan Collins/ The Hunger Games (2012)
I watched the film before I read the book, and really enjoyed both.
Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Steven King/ The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Saw the film loved it, then years later I read the short story and loved it too.
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov/ I, Robot (2004)
I can’t remember in which order I watched/read these but this is one of the rare sci-fi books I like. The film was pretty good too. The Three Laws of Robotics are awesome, and well thought out.
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding/ Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
I read the book as part of my undergraduate course and it wasn’t my cup of tea, and then I saw the odd clip of the film and it wasn’t my cup of tea either. I wouldn’t like to say if this was a good or bad adaptation.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote/ Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
LOVE this film, I’ve also read a bit of the novella and it’s very different from the film.
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult/ My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
Read the book first, and although the film isn’t faithful to the book it is a good film.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare/ Romeo + Juliet (1996)
I read the play and watched the film for my GCSE English. It’s definitely not my favourite of Shakespeare’s plays – I honestly think a lot of people forget/ignore how young Juliet is. The 1996 film is the best adaptation of the play for film I have seen.
PLUS, an extra that isn’t out but that I am tempted to see.
City of Bones of Bones by Cassandra Clare/ The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
I really struggled writing this list as to be honest. What are your top ten best/worst book to film adaptations? Let me know in the comments below, or link back to your Top Ten post so I can see what makes your list.
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I totally forgot about My Sister’s Keeper. And I watched the movie last week. How sad is that?
I totally cheated and googled book to film adaptations for most of them, so I can’t really comment.
Annoyingly, I forgot to add The Hunger Games to my list! I loved it. Fab list.
I have to admit, I’ve never been able to watch a LotR movie from beginning to end. But I also haven’t been able to read any of the books.
I was a little obsessed with the films, but then so were all my friends. The LotR films were in a lot of ways my “Twilight”, as much as it makes me wince to compare the films.
Great list, I love how you included the trailer. I’m really looking forward to watching the Mortal Instrument on the big screen.
Yeah from the trailer it seems like it will be a really interesting film.
I completely forgot I, Robot. Good movie, but wow, did it diverge from the book!
This is a great post. I loved all of the trailers, especially since I have not seen several of these as I have not read the book.
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