To many, film adaptations are never as good as the original book. Movies can never achieve the level of thoroughness as the world created by the author. However, there are some superb films that stun even bookworms. So, which films have converted avid fans of the book to fans of the movie, and why?
Gone Girl Has Better Twists And Turns
Movie lovers were in for a real treat with the 2014 psychological thriller Gone Girl, adapted from Gillian Flynn’s novel. While the original novel was a thriller of itself, David Fincher’s powerful screen adaptation has unique elements of drama. The film also has more twists and turns than Flynn’s work, keeping the audience guessing.
Cover Your Eyes While Watching It
Clowns have always been considered scary, but the concept was taken to a whole new level in 2017 with the film adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic novel, It. Director Andy Muschietti’s adaptation adds more tension and atmosphere many fans weren’t expecting. And with Bill Skarsgård’s terrifying interpretation of Pennywise, it’s best to cover your eyes while watching this adaptation.
There’s A Story Behind Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
The 2016 film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s novel is one of the best adaptations ever made—because there wasn’t even a storyline in Rowling’s original book. Instead, the book is a guide for magical creatures and intended to continue the Harry Potter franchise. The film adaptation explores the world of magicians before Harry Potter was born, introducing new characters, new places, and of course new magical creatures.
“To Kill A Mockingbird” Is A Spot-On Performance
One of the best books ever written, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird teaches readers about racism and compassion. The 1962 film adaptation, however, is a spot-on version that explores those same lessons. Gregory Peck’s performance as the heroic Atticus Finch is perhaps the best aspect of the film, delivering dramatic monologues that have stunned viewers for over 50 years.
A Different Perspective In One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The 1975 film is very different from Ken Kesey’s original novel, but film viewers love that. The film shifted perspective from Chief, who narrates Kesey’s novel, and focuses on Jack Nicholson’s McMurphy. This changes the dynamic in the film, but in a positive way. It’s no wonder the film won five Academy Awards.
From Designer Clothes And Handbags to…What? Here’s A Look Inside The Biggest Celebrity Closets
When it comes to fashion, celebrities are truly in a league of their own. Being a movie star or supermodel certainly makes it easier to get the latest designer threads — and lots of them. But while most entertainment columns are quick to point out what everyone is wearing, it’s far more rare to get a glimpse into celebrity closets. Some of these wardrobes are the size of an apartment, and here’s an opportunity to ogle everything that’s inside.
Unscripted Television and Movie Kisses That Were Never Supposed To Happen
Sure, they captured your heart and imagination in the moment. But many of the most famous — not to mention steamy — television and movie kisses weren’t even supposed to happen in the first place. We’ve got the dirt from behind the cameras, and now we’re ready to kiss and tell. Here are some of the backstories to the unscripted kisses that left fans totally head over heels.
‘Silent Bob’ Actor and Creator Kevin Smith Has Transformed And Looks Unrecognizable Now
If you were an avid fan of geeky comedy flicks back in the ’90s, there’s no way you won’t know Kevin Smith. Behind the laughs, throughout his life, Smith was dealing with painful struggles behind the scenes — including health issues related to his weight. From being shamed on a plane to nearly dying from a heart attack, Smith was forced to completely turn his life around. These days, he’s literally unrecognizable.