Top Ten Tuesday Rewind (6/5/2012)

Top Book to Movie Adaptations

1. The Silence Of The Lambs

Equally creepy in either format.

The Silence of the Lambs  The Silence of the Lambs

2. Lord of the Rings

I adored the books and loved the movies and geeked out completely when we went to NZ and had our picture made in Bag End.

The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Special Extended Edition)

3. Carrie / The Shawshank Redemption / Stand By Me / Misery /
The Green Mile / The Shining

Because apparently 99% of Steven King’s books make incredible movies.

Carrie  Different Seasons (Signet)  Misery  The Green Mile : The Complete Serial Novel  The Shining

Carrie  The Shawshank Redemption (Two-Disc Special Edition)  Stand by Me (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]  Misery  The Green Mile  The Shining (Two-Disc Special Edition)

4. Harry Potter

Nope, couldn’t pick just one.  I love them all.

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)  Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection

5. The Remains Of The Day

Let the weeping commence.  They both rip your heart out.

The Remains of the Day. Kazuo Ishiguro (Secrets & Lies)  The Remains of the Day (Special Edition)

6. The Color Purple

Beautiful and horrible both of them.

The Color Purple  The Color Purple (Two-Disc Special Edition)

7. Pride and Prejudice

A favorite book and might I say there is only one Mr. Darcy and that is Colin Firth.

Pride and Prejudice (Norton Critical Editions)  Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition)

8. The Hunger Games

So impressed with how much everyone loves this and very happy with the movie adaption.

The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set  The Hunger Games [2-Disc DVD + Digital Copy]

9. A Clockwork Orange

On my list of top ten books and movies that are incredible but I will never read or watch again.

A Clockwork Orange (Norton Critical Editions)  A Clockwork Orange (Two-Disc Special Edition)

10. The Princess Bride

Probably the best adaption of a book ever!

The Princess Bride (20th Anniversary Edition)  The Princess Bride (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)

 

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday Rewind (6/5/2012)

    1. It really is a balancing act. You need to figure out what the heart and soul of the piece is and keep that and then make changes which support what you have decided. Most of these did that very well.

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