Updated Wednesday, August 3 below ...
Thanks to Madeleine for this fun blogfest! The idea is to list as many books as we can in which we've seen the film too. If I love the book, I always of course have to see the movie. I don't always love the movie, but it's still fun to see the images come to life on the big screen.
There are even a few stories I prefer the film version over the book. Rare, but there you have it.
These are the stories that come to mind when I think of books and movies I've both read and seen. I'm sure I'm missing some, but anyway ... check out mine, then hop over to blogfest HDQ at Scribble and Edit for the rest! :)
Books I've Read Before Seeing the Film:
Pride & Prejudice
The Da Vinci Code
Angels & Demons
Out of Africa
Harry Potter 4, 5, 6, 7
Gone with the Wind
Twilight saga 1-4
Day of the Jackal
Message in a Bottle
Lord of the Rings
Alice in Wonderland
The Narnia Chronicles
The Kite Runner
Films I've Seen Before Reading the Book:
The Counte of Monte Cristo
Silence of the Lambs
Harry Potter 1, 2, 3
The Hobbit (animated version)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
UPDATE: (Wednesday) My addition to this post for today, is to let you know which film versions I loved and, surprise surprise .... which films I actually liked BETTER than the books!
My fave film adaptations are: LOTR, Harry Potters, Out of Africa, The Notebook, The Count of Monte Cristo (most recent), Stardust, Jaws, Vanity Fair, Dracula (Coppola version)
And the films I like BETTER than the actual book version:
Jaws: I love this movie. It's one of my all time faves. The ending in the film version is much more satisfying to me.
Count of Monte Cristo: Also the ending in the recent film version was more satisfying to me. However, it remains one of my fave stories of all time.
Dracula: I love how the Coppola version added in a romantic element between Dracula and Mina. The book doesn't have this at all. And while I adored the book for many reasons, I really missed that deep forbidden love between the Count and Mina.
Stardust: I LOVE this film. Could be my fave ever. I was so excited to read it. All I can say, is that it compared very little to the film. It's a Neil Gaiman story, and props to him for dreaming it up... but sorry to say the film version, to me, is WAY better.
That's the best my jostled brain can come up with after our transitional house move to some family's home for 30 days, until our new home is ready, in which we move everything AGAIN!. Talk about brain fried ... mine is toast right about now.
But thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear some of your fave book/film combos you've enjoyed! Please share ....