Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Kimberly's Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations : TOP TEN TUESDAY!
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As painful as book to movie adaptations can be, the changes they make, the things they leave out... there are some great ones out there, even if they aren't as good as the book (they pretty much never are) they are enjoyable. So, in no particular order, my Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations.
1. Harry Potter- Yes they've changed a TON of things, however I love these movies. Each one is better than the last. There are so many things they did right too! Some of the casting was brilliant. Maggie Smith as Professor Mcgonagall? Genius. Emma Thompson as Professor Trelawney? Alan Rickman as Snape? Gary Oldman as Sirius? Amazing casting. And I love the music. It fits the series perfectly!
2. Princess Bride- It's better than the book! One of those rare instances where the movie is better. The movie is a classic, and the book... well it's okay, I just didn't care for it.
3. The Secret Life of Bees- Okay, so the changed the color of Lily's hair. Big deal. The casting was wonderful, I felt that every one of the actresses fit their roles perfectly. Each detail matched how I pictured it so perfectly.
4. Inkheart- Loved the book, loved the movie. I adore Paul Bettany, he was amazing as Dustfinger. (Brendan Fraser, as much as I like him, wasn't the best casting, but oh well.)
5. Stardust- I. Love. This. Movie. It's possibly my favorite movie. The book was only so-so.
6. The Golden Compass- A lot of people complain about this, but I really liked the movie. They left out a ton, but they captured each of the characters. Sam Elliot was probably my favorite casting out of all the characters, I love the actor and he made me love one of my favorite characters even more.
7. The Grinch- (the live action version) Jim Carey was so perfect for this role, he really pulled it off! They added details to the story that instead of taking away from the story, like so many adaptations do, they enriched the story.
8. Ramona and Beezus- Such a cute movie! Perfect actors for the roles, and the movie captured the innocence of the series.
9. Anne of Green Gables- Okay, so it's not exactly a movie. It's a three part tv series. But I love the first two (the third one changes way too much from the book).
10. Jurassic Park- Weird choice, I know. I like both of the books, and although they are very different from the books, I actually like the movies. I was terrified of them when I was younger, I hid my eyes the entire time.
Okay, so that's my list. There are others, but I'm going to keep my list to ten. What are some of your favorites???