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There are so many films out there based on books, sometimes we don’t even realise it! I’ve noticed recently that publishers are much more likely to release a film tie-in edition which can only be good for the authors.
I’ll start with the one I dislike the most. I’m generally quite accepting that films and books are completley different media and need to be tackled differently. I never expect a film to be like the book… However, I hated the Keira Knightley Pride & Prejudice! Whoever thought she’d be a good Lizzie?! Mr Darcy was useless and to top it all off the script was a hack job. Bleurgh. I will add that I love, love, love the BBC adaptation. I think TV adaptations are better for books on a whole.
One of my favourite films is based on a novella that I have yet to read and I know perfectly well they are very different. That would be Breakfast at Tiffanys.
Onto the book/film combo I liked best. I think I’ll have to go with Stardust. The book itself is a short children’s story so the film actually manages to flesh out the original rather that strip aspects away.
I thought I’d blog before work today…though now I’m going to be singing Rule The World to myself all day! I’ll be back later to do the hopping.