Top Ten Tuesday: Best & Worst Movie Adaptations
Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations:
(1) Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
What??? You thought I was going to make a list without HP on it…as if! This was my favourite of all the books & movies - I loved the whole time travel element & thought the movie handled that really effectively! Plus Sirius Black is one of my favourite characters! Alfonso Cuarón's direction was brilliant!
(2) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
I thought the movie did an excellent job of telling the story & bring to life the magic of Narnia. The acting from all the kids was really great too - I mean the look on Lucy's face when she entered Naraia for the first time was magical.
(3) A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
I absolutely adored this story as a kid. This was the first movie I ever saw at the cinema, so that may have effected my memories of this movie - but I still love it to this day, but I still love it to this day! (Interestingly it was also directed by Alfonso Cuarón, clearly I think he's awesome!)
(4) Anne Of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I loved the three movies made from these books. I thought they timed the filming of them well, by having actress who played Anne age in-between the movies. She had grown as an actress & a character and portrayed her fiery personality just like in the books.
(5) The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Such a beautiful story - the movie really embraced the cold & bleak setting of the estate, and was such a contrast to the bright & beautiful garden. I have to admit I watched the movie first with this one :)
(6) The Other Bolelyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
After reading this books I was so excited that it was being made into a movie, but I was so disappointed with the result. It just didn't capture the scandal & intrigue of court life that where in the book. I also felt there were some important scenes and even a character that was left out. Overall the movie was just dull.
(7) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
The book was so amazing & magical! I'd say many of us book lovers dream about being able to enter the world of the books they read, but the movie just didn't work form. I mean Brendan Frasier…seriously??? What where they thinking?
(8) The Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown
I was pestered into reading this book and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It was intriguing, but I felt the movie didn't capture the suspense that I felt in the book - to be honest I found the movie quite boring.
(9) Charlie & The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
I'm referring to the original movie here - which I felt had a serious creep factor to it. I loved the books as a kid and the movie really didn't have the same atmosphere to it.
(10) A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
This movie was a complete mess to me - I felt like they were trying to be too clever and it just completely backfired.
Well those are my Top Ten Ten - what about yours?