This Tuesday’s post is a freebie, so I’ll talk about a few categories, e.g. my favorites, the worst, new ones…
My favorite book-to-film FANTASY adaptions
#1 Harry Potter
Was I that obvious? Of course it’s Harry Potter. For me, it’s almost always the case that the book was way better than the movie, that the movie didn’t capture the noteworthiness of the book, that the characters were different than I had imagined. And the Harry Potter movies, although the world is astonishing on paper, have simply managed to recreate the world, the characters and the story so that everything is perfect. And the beautiful part is that some dialogues are the same, which is a rare treat!
#2 The Lord of the rings
Normally I’m not THAT person saying that the films are better than the movies and I’m sorry for what I’m about to do. But. I read the first book and it was just pure boredom. I know some people enjoyed this, but JRR Tolkien just describes the nature way too much and after 400 pages NOTHING IMPORTANT HAD HAPPENED. I have to admit, I watched the movies first (normally not that person either), and so everytime I knew a cool scene was about to happen, I was excited and the utterly disappointed. But the movies are great!
#3 The Hunger GAmes
It’s been such a long time, but I used to live for Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games, both the books and the movies. I read each book multiple times, especially the second one, and the movies are just pure action. It’s sad, but again, I watched the movies first, but I was really young and had no idea what I was about to watch and was a little shocked at first – but then bought the books immediately.
My favorite book-to-film DRAMA adaption
#1 Sense and sensibility
I absolutely loved this movie. This may or may not have anything to do with the fact that it features all of my favorite actors and actresses: Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet. And it’s pure Britain.
My favorite book-to-film COMEDY adaptions
#1 The Parent Trap
Not many people know this, but this classic children’s comedy is based on the German book Das Doppelte Lottchen (so in English, The Double Lotties, sounds weird) by Erich Kästner. I actually read this book and many more by this German author, he’s great. But this movie is just epic! I watched it more than 30 times and I can watch it 30 times more. This is my childhood.
#2 The devil wears prada
I live for this movie!!! I absolutely adore Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly. She is everything.
The worst book-to-film adaptions
#1 the mortal instruments
I was so furious after watching The Mortal Instruments. The characters were not what I had in mind and OMG the plot was NOWHERE NEAR THE BOOK. I hated this movie so much, I can’t even talk about it. The series Shadowhunters is great tho, although also not very book-like.
I can’t think of any more bad adaptions, right now, so that’s it for the movies! On to the TV shows!
My favorite book adapted TV shows
#1 famous five
This special TV show was my childhood. I binge-watched this everyday after kindergarten and primary school. I love the cast, the settings, the plot and the humor. But above all else I LOVE THE CAST.
#2 Game of thrones
For the past two months, I have been watching – binge-watching – Game of Thrones and I’m already in the middle of season 5. And I love it. There are some unnecessary scenes, I think if you know me, you know what I mean and I also don’t enjoy the torturing scenes, but apart from that, I’m really enjoying this show. I read the first book (not finished it tho) and despite the slow start, I also really loved it and after watching the show, I’ll definitely read the books.
I’m a huge fangirl! Benedict Cumberbatch is the perfect choice to play Sherlock because OMG. I could watch this show all day. The humor is TO DIE FOR and the stories are, of course, also great. And alone the fact that it’s set in today’s London makes it so much more special.
That’s it! I managed to talk about ten Page to Screen topics and this was soooo fun to create! I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great day!