Top 10 Films To Books

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Who doesn’t like a good Top 10 list? The Houston Chronicle has posted a great list titled “10 Great Films From Great Books”

10 GREAT FILMS FROM GREAT BOOKS

This list could be much longer, but here are 10 movies that successfully made the leap to the big screen.

1. Gone With the Wind

2. The Wizard of Oz

3. The Maltese Falcon

4. Apocalypse Now (from Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness)

5. The Godfather

6. Clueless (from Jane Austen’s Emma)

7. Howard’s End

8. The English Patient

9. The Lord of the Rings

10. No Country for Old Men

I have to say I agree with this list for the most part. Although Clueless is a great movie I thought it was a little out of place on the list (since it was only loosely based on Emma). What about the actual movie “Emma”? What other movies would you have liked to see on the list? I would have loved to see Harry Potter on there.

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  • Kristen

    I think the movie About a Boy is a great adaptation of the book by Nick Hornby. It’s one of the few movies that I think is actually better than the book it’s based on. The movie changes the big scene at the end and it works so much better than the original scene in the book.

    I agree with you about Harry Potter. I think that should be number 1 on the list!

  • http://spekaingjose.wordpress.com Jose

    Disappointed that there wasnt some Stephen King on this list, either Stand by Me or Shawshank Redemption or even The Green Mile.

  • http://www.daemonsbooks.com/author/amie/ Amie

    I agree Jose. King definitely deserves to make the list.