Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Films From Books

(All of) My Favorite Films From Books


Warning: I am not a movie person, and my exposure to film is very limited; but I assure you that what I listed here, I love - sometimes even more than the book.


To Kill a Mockingbird

Doctor Zhivago

Unbroken

Last of the Mohicans

Howards End

North and South

Pride and Prejudice

Gone With the Wind

The Great Gatsby

Out of Africa

Far From the Madding Crowd

A Tale of Two Cities

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Crucible

I'm adding this late . . . 
War & Peace

11 comments:

Jillian said...

Such great choices!! I've seen a lot of these. I love that adaptation of the tale of two cities too. (Sorry for the lowercase. On my phone at school and too tedious to fix it.) :) x

Ruth said...

As I've been looking at other blog posts on this topic, I see I left off a lot of other films that I did like. I guess I have watched more than I originally thought.

MH said...

Ooh, I seriously need to watch The Scarlet Pimpernel again. Love that movie!!

Ruth said...

Me, too. But I keep telling myself that I need to read the book. Duh! I heard the book is even better than the movie.

Joseph said...

I definitely agree with you on TKaM and GwtW. I'm not a fan of that Gatsby version, or P&P. I prefer the A&E versions of both. P&P with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle is especially good. I needed a good recommendation for ATo2C, so thanks. A few other of your recs I haven't seen either...but I need to read the books first.

Ruth said...

Last I saw, you could watch ATo2C on Youtube for free. But that may have changed.

Risa said...

I believe I have watched only 4 out of your list. But I have definitely heard good stuff about the others! If I were still into movie-watching, I really think I'd have liked to give them a go too! The Great Gatsby was probably one of the last movies I watched. So well done! My husband was quite floored by it.

Anonymous said...

Great list! North and South is such a wonderful adaptation, I think they did a fantastic job adapting Gaskell.

Stephen said...

My major motivation for starting a War and Peace read is so I can see that Hepburn movie!

Ruth said...

Agree wholeheartedly.

Ruth said...

Oh, yes. Such a wonderful adaptation of the movie. But the novel is pretty awesome, too.