I realised after watching Austenland last night (for the second time this month!) that a lot of my favourite movies started life as a book. Here's some of my favourites, many of which I've watched over and over... despite not reading the book yet...
I fell in love with Fight Club the moment I started watching it, and Edward Norton. It's a thrilling cat and mouse game where you're never quite sure what's going to happen next, and the twist at the end just floored me. I've since read half of the book and it's just as good! I will finish it sometime.
The Princess Bride
A childhoof favourite, I can never quite get enough of this movie and will happily show it to anyone and everyone willing. Sword fights, giants, rodents of unusual size... it's a perfect adventure movie!
I don't there's many readers of the Hunger Games books that were disappointed by this adaptation. I know there's some minor issues but overall, the series has been amazing. I can't wait for Mockingjay!
I think a lot of fans of this book hated the movie, but I never read it! I've seen this movie twice now and I love Alice's performance. I'm looking forward to reading the book, I heard that it's quite different.
I was feeling pretty depressed when I went to see Ender's Game, and went as a way to try and cheer myself up. I wasn't sure if I'd like it but it really was amazing - so amazing in fact I went back and watched it again a week later! I own two of the books now, really need to read them.
More from Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield here. I read Hugo Cabret years ago and was really surprised when I found out they were making it into a movie - and worried! Most of Hugo Cabret is illustrated, so I had a very set picture of how the movie should be. Thankfully it was all done perfectly and the few character additions only served to make the movie better.
Being a seriously old book, it's had a fair few adaptations, but there's only a couple that I really love - this 1996 film above and an adaptation by the BBC (UK) a few years ago.
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Oh, I just love this book. Sadly it's also gone missing. The movie really lived up to the book, I was really surprised by how much they covered considering the book's length.
I want to marry Ben Whishaw's voice and you only have to see 2 minutes of Richard II to understand why - it's incredible. His performance in this is heartbreakingly memorable, I loved this movie.
Does this one count?! It was such an amazing movie, I loved every minute. And cried. A lot.
And The Worst Movies...
What are your favourite and least favourite movies?