Thursday, April 20, 2006

Adaptation

This has a meme-ish ring to it, but Kottke.org's post on the 50 best book to film adaptations caught my eye. My personal favorite for book to film adaptations is The Age of Innocence. The book by Edith Wharton was handled with care in the adaptation done by Martin Scorsese.

For the list below, B=Read the Book, M=Saw the Movie. Note that if it involved blood/shooting/violence, or any of that happy stuff, I probably have not read or seen it. That is, unless it was required for AP English (Heart of Darkness). Sadly, I apparently am not into the habit of reading the book before the movie.

1. (B) 1984
2. (M) Alice in Wonderland
3. American Psycho
4. (M) Breakfast at Tiffany's
5. Brighton Rock
6. Catch 22
7. (BM) Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
8. A Clockwork Orange
9. [BM] Close Range (inc Brokeback Mountain)
10. The Day of the Triffids
11. Devil in a Blue Dress
12. (M) Different Seasons (inc The Shawshank Redemption)
13. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (aka Bladerunner)
14. Doctor Zhivago
15. (M) Empire of the Sun
16. The English Patient
17. Fight Club
18. The French Lieutenant's Woman
19. (M) Get Shorty
20. The Godfather
21. Goldfinger
22. Goodfellas
23. (B) Heart of Darkness (aka Apocalypse Now)
24. The Hound of the Baskervilles
25. Jaws
26. (M) The Jungle Book
27. A Kestrel for a Knave (aka Kes)
28. (M) LA Confidential
29. (M) Les Liaisons Dangereuses
30. Lolita
31. (M) Lord of the Flies
32. The Maltese Falcon
33. Oliver Twist
34. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
35. (M) Orlando
36. The Outsiders
37. (M) Pride and Prejudice
38. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
39. The Railway Children
40. Rebecca
41. (M) The Remains of the Day
42. (M) Schindler's Ark (aka Schindler's List)
43. Sin City
44. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
45. The Talented Mr Ripley
46. Tess of the D'Urbervilles
47. Through a Glass Darkly
48. (M) To Kill a Mockingbird
49. (M) Trainspotting
50. The Vanishing
51. (M) Watership Down

1 comment:

battlemaiden said...

I know you've seen "A Clockwork Orange" because we watched it together at DG's house (in his bedroom!) that one time when Luis was over. And Kurt Mueller. Remember?

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