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


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


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.

Marian H 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.