Hello Again Everyone!
I hope you all are doing well today!
I was perusing my books and movies recently and it got me thinking about great books that made the transition to films/movies.
Personally, I think these books/films are wonderful on their own, but to read them and watch them both is a great experience as well. I know a lot of people who are avid readers sometimes shy away from film adaptations of books because we want the films to reflect more events from the book or even follow the storyline completely. However, in my opinion, we should expect some differences considering the author of the book doesn't also direct and produce the films.
Anyway, here is a list of wonderful books that turned film and both of them offer a great ride--including some stories close to my heart like Pay It Forward, The Shawshank Redemption, Schindler's Ark (Aka Schindler's List) and The Help.
Have you read them? Have you seen them? Can you think of any books
that left their marks in the world of film?
-Forrest Gump. Book by Winston Groom.
-The Silence of the Lambs. Book by Thomas Harris.
-The Shawshank Redemption. Book by Stephen King based on Rita Hayworth and The SR.
-Pay it Forward. Book by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
-Legally Blonde. Book by Amanda Brown.
-Slumdog Millionaire. Book called Q&A by Vikas Swarup.
-The Help. Book by Kathryn Stockett.
-A Simple Favor. Book by Darcey Bell.
-Schindler's Ark/Schindler's List. Book by Thomas Keneally.
-Memoirs of a Geisha. Book by Arthur Golden (there was controversy about this in Japan but I thoroughly enjoyed the story in both forms).
-IT. Book by Stephen King (I found the books and all movie adaptations interesting although I prefer the 1990s films over the 2017 release).