Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: If I Taught Books to Film Adaptations 101

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Top Ten Books In My Syllabus For Books To Film Adaptations 101
If there was a subject which meant that I could read and watch some of my favourite books then I would hands down be in the class front row and centre. You get the best of both worlds really.


1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
One of the few movies that I can say is way better than the book. I loved the portrayal of Amy in this and excelled in her role.

2. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
It's hard to find a list of "best move adaptations" that does not list To Kill A Mockingbird.

3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Everything about this, from the camera techniques, to music and costumes, is hands down amazing. Not to mention Leo.

4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The battle here is whether to choose the TV Show or the Film. Hmm.

5. Matilda by Roald Dahl



6. Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I know the Tim Burton version isn't exactly like the original Alice In Wonderland story, but it is still a great movie to watch and really reflects the craziness that is Wonderland.

7. Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins
One of the best YA adaptations I've seen to date.

8. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia #1) by C.S Lewis

9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
I remember studying this myself and found it to be touching and the emotions flowed through in the movie as well.

10. How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Just for fun tbh.

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12 comments :

  1. Oooo I love the topic you chose. I loved Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. I heard a lot of people were not the biggest fans, but I thought it was so well done. Gone Girl was so amazing. I have yet to read the book, but the movie blew me away. I was really disturbed after watching it, and I had a hard time sleeping, though. XD

    Sarah @ The Reading Petal

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    1. I'm so excited for the sequel to come out from him! Gone Girl was super crazy, the book was ok to me but I know people who loved both. Thanks for coming by :)

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  2. I'm right there with you - this would be such a fun class!

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    1. I know right!! It would be so fascinating and I'd look forward to going to class. :)

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  3. I love both the Gone Girl movie and book, same goes for Matilda and Catching Fire and The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/top-ten-tuesday-19/

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    1. Thanks for popping by. I'll go check yours out!!

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  4. Haha I love How The Grinch Stole Christmas, that is such a fun movie! Gone Girl was good too (I haven't read the book yet though D:) Great list! I think I have a couple of movies to check out at some point.

    - Wattle @ Whimsical Nature

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    1. The Grinch is such a classic, I don't think I could go one Christmas without watching it!! Thanks for coming by :)

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  5. That Alice in Wonderland movie was totally crazy and zany, that's for sure! Man I loved Gone Girl, both the book and the film. They had such a different impact, in different ways! the music and visuals for sure were excellent.

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    1. Alice In Wonderland never fails to bore me even though I've watched it a zillion times!! And yes to Gone Girl, especially cause I watched it on St. Kilda Beach in pitch black. It added to the creepiness.

      Thanks for reading Jeann!!

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  6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    The battle here is whether to choose the TV Show or the Film. Hmm.


    Why not both? Personally the movie edges out of the television series for me because it's just so pretty, I love the soundtrack and the cast, but the miniseries is much closer to the book (not to mention Colin Firth, lol (though I love Matthew MacFadyen too sooooo...)). Great list! :)

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    1. I could do both!! But it is really hard to choose a favourite for me. I like the series for being so accurate and nailing the character Lizzy, but I love the movie for its visuals. Now I want to marathon both hahah. Thanks for stopping by :)

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