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This week’s topic is: top ten movie adaptations. I decided to focus on my favorite films rather than those that sucked.
Doctor Zhivago (1965): There’s a reason why Omar Sharif won a Golden Globe for best actor. His emotions especially at the end when he spots Laura and then he has ____ (not spoiling it) = heartache. It also has a beautiful score (Laura’s Theme is one of the most famous).
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930): I LOVE this book, but nothing quite conveys emotions like this version.
The Godfather: A role Marlon Brando was born for.
The Age of Innocence: Edith Wharton’s novel at its best.
The English Patient: One of my favorite Ralph Fiennes roles filled with lots of love and about fate, but with heartache.
Gone With the Wind: Some changes are made like Scarlett not having 2 children before she marries Rhett, but still a wonderful adaptation of the book.
Jaws: If you were afraid of the water after this, it’s okay.
The Last of the Mohican’s (1992): Several versions have been made, but this one is my favorite with Daniel Day Lewis and I believe the best version.
Rebecca (1940): Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and his first production for David O. Selznick. It also won Best Picture in 1940. Selznick insisted Hitchock remain faithful to the book, but Hitchcock changed a few things.
The Princess Bride: “As you wish” enough said
Sophie’s Choice, Pride & Prejudice (1995), The Thorn Birds, BBC’s North & South (2005), Wuthering Heights (1992), The Reader, Brokeback Mountain, and No Country for Old Men.