I just realized today that while I have been talking about book to movie adaptations in my Litflix posts it could be neat to look at some of my favorite book to movie adaptations. For the most part the book is usually better than the movie. There is so much more you can do with the book than you can with the movie. At the same time the movie can bring to life the visuals and while our imaginations can do amazing things, the movies can also do amazing things.
When creating a movie based on a book there is a delicate balance that needs be made between keeping the important parts of the book and telling the story. Some movies just keep the bare bones of the story and then change almost every other aspect. The movie might be good in and of itself (although not likely), but no matter what it destroys the source material. Then there are movies that almost try to stay so true to everything that happens in the book that the actual heart of the story gets lost. Now none of these movies are absolutely perfect, but they took me into the story that I had remembered from the books. Continue reading