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best book to movie adaptation

Andy*

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One of the best that I have seen is The Outlaw Josey Wales.
Many of the lines and much of the plot is line for line out of the novel by Forrest Carter.
Andy
 

leticea

New Member
I've been seeing lots of YA books to movies here. But for me, it's The Great Gatsby (2013) with Leonardo Dicaprio on it. Even the music score is really good. I love the scene where Lana Del Rey sings Will You Still Love Me When I'm No Longer Young and Beautiful in the background.
 

bougti

New Member
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
If you're looking for a light and easy read perfect for a day at the beach, pick up "Crazy Rich Asians." Follow Rachel Chu as she spends the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend and what she envisions as his humble family. Instead she's in for private planes, nosy relatives, and navigating both old and new money.
 

bougti

New Member
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
If you're looking for a light and easy read perfect for a day at the beach, pick up "Crazy Rich Asians." Follow Rachel Chu as she spends the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend and what she envisions as his humble family. Instead she's in for private planes, nosy relatives, and navigating both old and new money.

Instead she's in for private planes, nosy relatives, and navigating both old and new money.


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Juleeming

New Member
I think the miniseries version of Le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is one of the best adaptations of a book I've ever seen. It varied very little from the plot, and Alec Guinness was made for the role of George Smiley. It even had my heart-throb Patrick Stewart (when he was a relative unknown) in an non-speaking(!) role.

I'm currently reading Smiley's People and looking forward to seeing the adaptation of that one.

Now, the more recent movie version of Tinker Tailor with Gary Oldman was a complete abomination.
 

Peder

Well-Known Member
In looking through this thread I don't think I see Nabokov's Lolita mentioned. In which case, I will.

It is a powerful book, or not, depending on your tastes.
And opinions may, and do, differ about the fidelity to the book of the different movie adaptations which have been made.
Peter Seller's version is way wide, for example.
But I think Nabokov's novel is definitely worth reading, and any of the adaptations are worth seeing.
Each is unforgettable, and reading/seeing the whole bundle is a great total experience.

If Lolita is not to your taste, then I was definitely moved by Saving Private Ryan, from among the others mentioned here..

And, of course there is always GWTW.

But enough!
 

pontalba

Well-Known Member
I think the miniseries version of Le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is one of the best adaptations of a book I've ever seen. It varied very little from the plot, and Alec Guinness was made for the role of George Smiley. It even had my heart-throb Patrick Stewart (when he was a relative unknown) in an non-speaking(!) role.

I'm currently reading Smiley's People and looking forward to seeing the adaptation of that one.

Now, the more recent movie version of Tinker Tailor with Gary Oldman was a complete abomination.

You could have knocked me over when I saw Patrick Stewart! He was a wonderful Karla.

Agree re the Oldman version, although I like him a lot, he’s a terrific actor. His Romeo is Bleeding was marvelous.

Alec Guinness IS Smiley.
 

pontalba

Well-Known Member
In looking through this thread I don't think I see Nabokov's Lolita mentioned. In which case, I will.

It is a powerful book, or not, depending on your tastes.
And opinions may, and do, differ about the fidelity to the book of the different movie adaptations which have been made.
Peter Seller's version is way wide, for example.
But I think Nabokov's novel is definitely worth reading, and any of the adaptations are worth seeing.
Each is unforgettable, and reading/seeing the whole bundle is a great total experience.

If Lolita is not to your taste, then I was definitely moved by Saving Private Ryan, from among the others mentioned here..

And, of course there is always GWTW.

But enough!

Jeremy Irons was perfect as Humbert. Plus his version was far closer to the book.
IMO, Peter Sellers ruined the part of Quilty.

The best and most inclusive version of Jane Eyre was the Timothy Dalton’s. But the first version with Orson Welles is pretty good, and of course Welles is wonderful. The last version made was a travesty, left out huge swaths of storyline. Ugh.
 

Peder

Well-Known Member
Jeremy Irons was perfect as Humbert. Plus his version was far closer to the book.
IMO, Peter Sellers ruined the part of Quilty.

The best and most inclusive version of Jane Eyre was the Timothy Dalton’s. But the first version with Orson Welles is pretty good, and of course Welles is wonderful. The last version made was a travesty, left out huge swaths of storyline. Ugh.

Heh, heh. He may have ruined the part of Quilty. Big time!
But he did do an excellent Sellers! :)

Of Jane Eyre movies, I know nothing. :confused:
 
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