My Top 5 Book to Movie Adaptations

Thursday, 27 February 2014
Hello everyone! I think I've mentioned that I'm not really a movie person. I just get bored about halfway through and lose interest. Unsurprisingly a lot of my favourite movies are based on books(the rest are subtitled films because the reading captures my attention). I thought I'd show you what my favourite ones are. I've decided I'm going to do a lot of 'my top 5' posts with relation to books. What do you think? So far I've also got my top 5 young adult novels, male protagonists and female protagonists as well. If you have any more suggestions then please leave me a comment!

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 - I really could have just included the whole Harry Potter series but I think that it would be cheating. I chose the last movie because I think for me it packed the biggest punch. I do have a little space in my heart for Goblet Of Fire(aka the year of bad hair cuts) but I sat and bawled in the cinema watching this. Watching everything come together just felt so special. I know some people have a lot of issues with regards to differences between the book and the movie but I don't like them to be spot on. The details that are missed out will always belong to the readers and I love that.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - This is actually my favourite book. Like ever. So when I found out that it was being made into a movie I was very nervous. Stephen Chbosky actually wrote the movie so I think that helped a lot. I think it really captured the 'Charlie feeling' and I loved Ezra Miller as Patrick! I wasn't overly keen on Emma Watson as Sam but I can ignore that! Like Deathly Hallows there were some little changes that still make me feel like the story is 'mine' compared to those who just watch the movie.

Fight Club - It's a classic, come on. The book has such a great, thrilling narrative that translates so well onto the screen. I often get bored watching movies but that wasn't a problem I had with this movie. I couldn't look away. The casting was perfect. I think there are parts of the book that were hard for me so picture(mainly because I'm not familiar with fighting and soap making) so seeing it really helped enhance my understanding of the book. And you can't dislike a film with Helena Bonham Carter. That's just not possible.

Life Of Pi - I only watched this for the first time last week but oh my god, what a movie! It's very visually appealing and some of the scenes are just beautiful. It was so much more emotional than the book. I really felt the relationship between Pi and Richard Parker. I felt like crying, a lot! It's been a while since I actually read the book so I can't comment too much on the accuracy of it but I was pretty satisfied with it!

The Virgin Suicides - This is actually the only one here where I watched the movie before reading the book. To be fair I didn't know there was a movie! It's amazing. The way the film is edited is absolutely beautiful and it matches the kind of weird, nostalgic feeling that the book has. Plus Kirsten Dunst. Yes please.

What are your favourite book to movie adaptations?

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