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The case for book-to-film adaptations | Signature Views Mini-Doc

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Published on Jun 7, 2017

If the book is always better than the movie, why bother adapting a book? Consider some of these reasons.

Featured movies/books:
THE GODFATHER by Mario Puzo
THE SHINING by Stephen King
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN by Cormac McCarthy
FIGHT CLUB by Chuck Palahniuk
GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell
FORREST GUMP by Winston Groom
TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE by Solomon Northup
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN by Annie Proulx
ADAPTATION (The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean)
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE by JK Rowling
THE LION KING (Hamlet by Shakespeare)
BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
CLUELESS (Emma by Jane Austen)
TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare)
CRUEL INTENTIONS (Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos)
CHIRAQ (Lysistrata by Aristophanes)
SHE'S THE MAN (TWELFTH NIGHT by Shakespeare)
TROMEO AND JULIET (Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare)
MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (Henry IV, Part II by Shakespeare
OTHELLO by Shakespeare
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (Frankenstein by Mary Shelley)
WARM BODIES (Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare)
O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? (The Odyssey by Homer)
TRADING PLACES (The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain)
A SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE (Silas Marner by George Eliot)
TAMARA DREWE (Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy)
THRONE OF BLOOD (Macbeth by Shakespeare)
EASY A (The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne)
MEAN GIRLS (Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman)

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