Top 10 Movie Adaptations Of Books

Top 10 Movie Adaptations Of Books English Article

1. ‘The Godfather’

Mario Puzo himself helped in writing the screenplay for the movie. Due to this, the film stays true to the book. Some backstories given in the book are not shown in the movie whereas some backstories are shown in ‘The Godfather II’. This movie was adapted from the novel The Godfather (1969) by Mario Puzo.

2. ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’

The Silence of the Lambs won best film, best director, best actor, best actress and best story awards at the Oscars. The movie is a good remake of the original story written by Harris. This movie was adapted from the novel The Silence of the Lambs (1988) by Thomas Harris.

3. ‘Goodfellas’

Wiseguy is a story of a gangster who turns into an FBI informant. Martin Scorsese, was the ideal director for the movie adaptation as he is an expert in this genre. This movie was adapted from the novel Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family (1985) by Nicolas Pileggi.

4. ‘Fight Club’

Fight Club; the film was not entirely according to the novel. Though critics and audience loved the movie. Even Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the book, was happy with the changes done to his original story. This movie was adapted from the novel Fight Club (1996) by Chuck Palahniuk.

5. ‘The Shining’

The Shining was not entirely according to the book. There were many minute differences between the novel and the movie. Stephen King, himself was not happy with the changes made to the original script. The movie was a huge success and is considered one of Stanley Kubrick’s best works. This movie was adapted from the novel The Shining (1977) by Stephen King.

6. ‘ To Kill A Mockingbird

The great novel is about tolerance and compassion. The movie made by Robert Mulligan is exactly according to the novel. Even the casting done is perfect. This movie was adapted from the novel To Kill A Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee.

7. ‘No Country For Old Men’

Cormac McCarthy’s books is made for movie adaptations. But still, it is not an easy job to direct a movie which looks great to the audience and also stays true to the story line. The Coen brothers did a great work with the movie. This movie was adapted from the novel No Country For Old Men (2005) by Cormac McCarthy.

8. ‘ Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

The book was first made into a seven episode TV series in 1979. Tomas Alfredson did a great job with the movie. The movie was a huge success and also was true to the story line. The movie had an amazing cast too. This movie was adapted from the novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974) by John le Carré.

9. ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’

The movie is critically acclaimed. It is a brilliant adaptation of the book. Kesey hated it but he had not even seen the movie. The novel from which the movie was inspired was written by Ken Kesey in 1962.

10. ‘American Psycho’

There is a difference between the novel’s and the film’s theme. Though the film is an adaptation of the book, it has more of a comic theme whereas the book’s theme is comparatively serious. Either way, both movie and the book involve a lot of murders. This movie was adapted from the novel American Psycho (1991) by Bret Easton Ellis.

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