We've all heard the saying before, right? Don't judge a book by its movie. Which I think is true in most cases. But there are a few exceptions to the rule.
These are my favorite book-to-film adaptations and in my opinion, the only ones that have gotten it right.
-Pretty much any film based on a Stephen King book. Cujo, The Shining, It, Misery, The Green Mile, Secret Window, Carrie, The Shawshank Redemption, Dolores Claiborne, Stand By Me. Loved them all!
-The Giver. The movie is pretty much exactly how I imagined the book in my head. And actually, I think I may have even liked it better than the book! *gasp!* There were a few little details that were changed around, but for the most part, it stayed true to the story. I really enjoyed it.
-The Perks of a Wallflower. The book was a little much for me, but somehow, seeing it on film made it much more authentic. You could better envision the relationships between the main characters.
-The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I really expected the movie to be terrible. I don't know why. It just seemed to me that it would be hard to capture Lisbeth's complexity, but the movie was superb!! I kind of want to watch it again, now that I'm thinking about it. :)
-Every version of A Christmas Carol. I love that book so much and the movies are just as good. Tiny Tim gets me every time.
What are your favorite book-to-film adaptations? Are there any movies that you think are better than the book? Share in the comments, I want to hear all about it!
*Linking up for The Book Chat with Jessica from The Tangerine.
P.S. Speaking of books, I have to thank Chelsie from Life with Rosie, my awesome partner for the Books n' Bloggers swap hosted by CG Swaps. The premise of the swap is to send your partner a book from their wishlist, a book you read and really enjoyed, and a book that you haven't read, but looks interesting.
Here are the books and goodies I received from Chelsie:
I cannot wait to read the books Chelsie sent me - and I'm super excited for the coloring book. Ha! What can I say, I'm a kid at heart. ;) Thanks so much, Chelsie!
You can visit Chelsie's blog to see what I sent her by clicking here. Ciao!