Today's topic: books I love that became movies or TV shows fortunately doesn't say the movies or TV shows had to be good
The Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series: There were several Nancy Drew movies during the late 1930s which I quite enjoy. The TV series in the 1970s...The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew series...is the one I enjoy the most. Starring Pamela Sue Martin (Nancy Drew) and Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy (Hardy Boys), these were pretty faithful in spirit to the books. While double checking names, I did discover that the CW has a new Nancy Drew TV show due to come out this year.
Anne of Green Gables: My favorite rendition of this series is the 1985 mini-series with Megan Follows. When I think of Anne in my mind, I picture Megan. I've tried watching Anne with an E, but so far have not gotten into it.
There were a lot of different film adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia's various stories from animated to live action. I really enjoyed the Walden Media versions (2005 - 2010) of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian(2008), and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). I've heard Netflix is developing adaptations of the entire series... fingers crossed.
We can't forget Jane Austen's books: Sense and Sensibity, Pride and Prejudice, Emma. Marvelous movies as well as marvelous books.
Or, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit.
I could go on and on... so many YA books that I love have been made into movies/TV shows:
Kami Garcia's Beautiful Creatures
Veronica Roth's Divergent
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Gamesseries
and on and on and on.
I'm always excited to see a movie or TV show coming out from a book I enjoyed...it's interesting to me to see how the book translates to the screen.
What are some of your favorites? What do you think about books ----> film?