QUOTE (LoLo @ Jun 23 2003, 08:57 AM)
Best book to film was the BBC's version of Pride and Prejudice. It's five hours long so it get's most of the stuff.
Ewwww, Jane Austen bores the crap out of me in any form, LOL.
I've been wanting to add to this thread, but it's tough to try to remember all the books-into-movies -- and oftentimes, I've either read the book but not seen the movie, or seen the movie but not read the book. From my experience, though, it seems too tough to compare the books with the movies, because the movies often turn out so different from the original book, which doesn't necessarily mean it's better or worse...just different.
An example of what I mean: I liked the book "What Dreams May Come." I also liked the movie of the same name. However, the movie was so different from the book, in my opinion, that it's hard to regard them on the same level, but I still like both.
I do have to say I liked the Lord of the Rings books and
the movies. And I liked both the book and the movie of The Joy Luck Club
. Same with the book and movie of Fahrenheit 451
Hmm, I just finished looking through my book and movie collection for ideas. I've seen a movie adaptation of Tolstoy's (I think it's Tolstoy anyway, correct me if I'm wrong) Anna Karenina
, and I've seen the original film adaptation of Frankenstein
, but I haven't read the books for either of these (shame, shame, being that I'm an English major). And, of course, I've seen but not read Fight Club
and Requiem for a Dream
. However, I've read the books for Wuthering Heights
, The Great Gatsby
, and Animal Farm
but have not seen the movies for them.