Ginny’s post last Thursday reminded me of a perennial debate with friends – Which is better, the book or the movie adaption? What are your favorite and least favorite books to film adaptations? What books should never, ever be made into a movie?
I hold to the position that the book is better than the movie. For example, I slept through Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil yet stayed up all night to finish the book. I have yet to watch all of Gone with the Wind, but the book is one of my all time favorites. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the few that I was happy to see on the silver screen; I have tried and tried to read Tolkien, but have never been able to get past page 100. With the movies, I can follow and enjoy the story.
So, readers, what are your thoughts?