Great Film Adaptations: Danaés List

 In Movies based on Literary Works, Random Musings, Recommedations

My writing partner, Sara, posted her great film adaptations list yesterday so I thought I’d insert MY favorite films that are great representatives of the novels that came before them.

1. 1995: BBC Pride and Prejudice (With Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle)- First let me say… Because this version is 5 hours long… it’s incredibly like the book!

2. 1994: Little Women (with Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder and Kirsten Dunst)- I watched this growing up as a child, read the book and they are incredibly similar

3. 1990’s Jane Eyre: I prefer this one to the recent 2011 film because the 90’s film includes the EXTREMELY important gothic elements that the recent film leaves out.

4. The Phantom of the Opera: Ok I understand that this is really a play but the film version of the play released sometime in the early 2000’s is very similar to the book. (This is a rare case where I prefer the movie over the book)

5. Vanity Fair (With Reese Witherspoon): elements were changed but all in all- it plays very similar to the novel

6. Emma: The Kate Beckinsale NOT the Gweneth Paltrow version

7. BBC Northanger Abbey: It’s straight out of the book… LOVE!

8. Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet) need I say more? 🙂

9. Pretty Much any Nicholas Sparks movie: (The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, The Last Song…) These aren’t my favorite types of movies but I enjoy the books for an easy read and the movies are generally very similar to the novels.

10. I’m sorry… I just have to do it… The 2004 Pride and Prejudice… (w/ Keira Knightly) While it misses characters and minor situations of the novel, it carries the spirit and idea of the novel perfectly… plus- I am much more likely to sit down and watch this versus the 5 hour version.

There are plenty of other films that I ADORE but haven’t read the novels so they didn’t make this list.

Considering writing the next blog on TERRIBLE film adaptations of novels… THOUGHTS?

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