My Favorite Book to Film Adaptation(s)
By Jeff Salter
Earlier this week, I got the impression this was a repeated topic — basically the same as what we dealt with in January 2015 … five years ago.
However, now that I examine that earlier blog carefully, I find it was actually a two-parter.
# 1 was movies we saw because we’d read and enjoyed a book
# 2 was books we read because we’d seen and enjoyed a movie
Now, to the issue at hand for THIS week — namely, what is my favorite book to film adaptation? Well, gosh, how on earth could I pick just ONE?
So, as I often do here at 4F1H, I’ll name several titles (and these will be titles for which I’ve enjoyed BOTH the book and the film… irrespective of which one I experienced FIRST).
To Kill A Mockingbird
Band of Brothers [became an HBO mini-series]
Day of the Jackal
The Eagle Has Landed
From Russia With Love
The Right Stuff
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming [from the novel, “The Off-Islanders”]
Being a lover of film and a lover of books, it may not surprise you that I could likely provide another dozen “favorite” examples. But let’s leave it with these eight titles.
What is YOUR favorite book to film adaptation?
[JLS # 469]