Sunday, 8 August 2010
Hi5 – Favourite MG/YA books to Movies
I struggled with this but eventually came up with five. So in reverse order
Anne of Green Gables
Ah, my childhood Sunday night viewing. I so wanted to move to America and have red hair.
I LOVE both the books and the films pure, perfect escapism. It’s been a while since I’ve read the books but I’m pretty sure they’re not as funny as the films, so extra points of adding laughs, especially Charlie’s lines.
The Bridge to Terabithia
I haven’t actually read the book and I’m not sure I can bare to because the movie more or less destroyed me. Tears welled as I tried to find a photo to post.
The Harry Potter Films (especially The Prisoner of Azkaban)
I love the books and I think they did a great job with the movies, brilliant casting (Alan Rickman was clearly born to play Snape) and they stay more or less true to the books.
The Princess Bride
One of my favourite movies of all time. Last Christmas the husband managed to flummox me by claiming to have never seen it. I made him watch it, sure he was remembering wrongly, but no he’d never seen it!! Which just shows even after 14 years of knowing someone you still don’t know everything about them.
Although I’m not sure if this counts. I haven’t read the book but if the film is true to it, it definitely feels like a YA to me? What do you think? And what adaptations do you love?