September 4, 2011

Famous Novels And The Movies Made From Them

Adapting a famous book into a movie is always tricky business. Here are some film adaptations that got it right:

“Gone with the Wind’ (1939): The classic movie based on Margaret Mitchell-s classic novel is frankly considered the gold standard of book-to-screen adaptations.

“Moby Dick’ (1956): Despite other film versions of the Herman Melville book, Gregory Peck-s forceful performance as Captain Ahab created an indelible screen version of the character.

“Planet of the Apes’ (1968): Pierre Boulle-s book was filled with social commentary, which the film incorporates. But most fans remember Charlton Heston (“Get your stinking » Read the rest of this entry …