Only one Book and Movie were equals…
I might have said that the book is ALWAYS better but my book club just read To Kill a Mockingbird. I have never seen a movie that was truer to a book than that one!
They are so close that they are equally spectacular and their meaning is identical.
Gregory Peck will always be Atticus Finch. A better casting choice I have never witnessed.
A real bomb of an expectation came after I read Michael Crighton’s “Congo” then saw the movie…that movie was the most terrible experience.
I recommend the books over movies 99 times out of 100.
4 thoughts on “Books Versus Their Movie Versions”
You are absolutely right about that. it’s been so long since I read that book, or seen the movie, I had forgotten. Thanks for the reminder. I will have to go back and do those two all over again.
I think summertime is the best time to enjoy both the movie and book…happy reading dear friend 🙂
Peck’s performance really puts it over the top.
I don’t know if the book is “always” better. There are some stand out examples where the film far surpasses its source material. The Godfather would be the prime example, and I would argue Gone with the Wind as well.
Yes, after considering it for awhile, there are a few more exceptions than I realized. Thanks for your comment!