The first adaptation that comes to my mind is The Memoirs of a Geisha. I read the book first and I loved it. The best part about the book, I thought, was the plot and the characters. I remember walking down the street from the company bus to my house with the book in my hand. I just couldn’t stop reading it. It was that engrossing. When I got a CD of the movie, I wasn’t really keen on watching it. And the funny part is I learnt about the book after learning about the movie. Wasn’t it nominated for the Oscars or something?
But I needn’t have worried. I loved the movie as well. It had preserved the essence of the book. The best part about the movie was the background music 🙂 I know, I know. I also loved watching Japan and the sets and it was even prettier than what I had imagined while reading the book. And the main character, Sayuri, was so pretty, both the young girl and the adult. Just the way it was described in the book. Read the book and watch the movie. Both will be worth your time.
How about Anne of Green Gables starring Megan Follows? When I read the book I thought no one can play Anne well. Absolutely no body. I saw the movie poster with Megan Flower and I thought, ‘This isn’t how I imagined her’. I was sure I was going to be disappointed. But I was wrong. There is no one who could have played Anne Shirley so well. You can actually see her grow and change throughout the movie. I haven’t seen the other adaptations, but I loved this one.
Ummm…what else? Pride and Prejudice? Starring Kiera Knightly. Although I loved the book more, I like the movie too. It was very well done. I and my younger sis have watched the movie many times and she wants to read the book after watching the movie. Not bad huh?
I can say Harry Potter and Chronicles of Narnia but I haven’t read the books yet, so I really can’t say. Another movie I’m looking forward to is The Time Traveler’s Wife. I love Rachel McAdams and I’m so glad she’s playing Claire.
Oh and by the way, I hated Twilight. It was well made and all but it lacked something. It did not capture the essence of the book. And I don’t like their choice of Edward. Sorry Robert, nothing against you.
What according to you are the best or even the worst movie adaptations? Are you looking forward to any?