Advertisement

Movie Mom

Movie Mom

The Best Movie Versions of Books — From The Marshall Plan

posted by Nell Minow

The Marshall Plan has a terrific Pinterest featuring their list of the best book-to-movie adaptations.  There have been so many disappointments, it’s great to see this reminder of the good ones.

  • Kevin L.

    List is too broad. Do you add a good movie, just because it had a book, or do you add a movie because the book was good?

    Difficult topic. Steven Spielberg was offered the chance to direct “Harry Potter”, but turned it down because the book was so good, it left him with little to add, and he would be criticized for any changes he made.

    I was thinking of this when I saw the trailer for “The Great Gatsby” this weekend. On the one hand, I know Baz Luhrmann did great things with “Romeo and Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge”. On the other hand, I looked at the trailer and thought that parts of it don’t line up with my view of the book – Gatsby’s TOO confident, the green dock light is insanely bright, and a key plot event seems too explicitly shown. I’m just going to have to pay my $12 and find out.

    • Nell Minow

      Agreed — my list would look different, and I share your concerns about Gatsby! But I liked this list because it gave me a chance to reconsider some of my thoughts.

Previous Posts

Interview: Lorne Balfe, Composer for "Terminator Genisys"
Lorne Balfe composed the score for "Terminator Genisys," the fifth in the series, which takes place in three different time period, some very ...

posted 3:32:31pm Jul. 01, 2015 | read full post »

Exclusive Clip: The Dovekeepers
[jwvideo vid='TMTJEKgu' pid='GvkPWNBE'] NCIS star Cote de Pablo gives a behind the scenes look at the making of the Roma Downey/Mark Burnett produced miniseries, The Dovekeepers. Adapted from Alice Hoffman's novel, "The Dovekeepers" follows ...

posted 11:15:01am Jul. 01, 2015 | read full post »

Coming in July 2015: Magic Mike XXL, Terminator: Genisys, Minions, and Amy Schumer's Trainwreck
Happy July! As usual, this July is going to be filled with blockbusters, sequels, remakes, raunchy comedies, and superheroes, but there are some worthwhile smaller films as well. Opening today, for the holiday weekend, we have two sequels. ...

posted 8:00:49am Jul. 01, 2015 | read full post »

Magic Mike XXL
"We're healers," one of the male exotic dancers, explains to another in "Magic Mike XXL."  They're here to bring a smile to women who ...

posted 6:02:11pm Jun. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Terminator Genisys
"I'll be back," Arnold Schwarzenegger said in the first "Terminator" movie. He had the title role but only 16 lines, with about a total of 80 words. But those ...

posted 5:15:15pm Jun. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.