Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch


This week's Top Ten list from The Broke and the Bookish: Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

*for this one, it's basically ten book to movie adaptations I need to see after reading the book first (I really don't like to watch a movie with a known book before reading it...I'm a little peculiar when it comes to this, but seeing what I read on the screen is a really cool experience that I don't like to miss out on.)

1. Muriel Spark's The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie: Three words: Dame Maggie Smith.

2. Stephen King's Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: let me tell you how hard it's been to avoid the film adaptation considering that it seems to be on TNT at least once a week since forever.

3. Lionel Shriver's We Need To Talk About Kevin: I've heard good things about the book and the movie; I just haven't gotten around to it yet. 

4. Charles Dickens's Great Expectations: I read the abridged version of the book in 9th grade (kind of glad I didn't know there was a film adaptation...otherwise, probably wouldn't have read the book, which I ended up really liking)

5. Thomas Keneally's Schindler’s List: Not sure why I've stayed away from these, but I have. I hear both are brilliant. I probably should be in a right frame of mind before diving into them though. 

6. Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being: I almost watched this on one of the cable movie channels (actually, I would have, but I forgot to schedule the VCR to tape it...yep...showing my age again....) It's now in the Netflix queue and on the to-read list.   

7. Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains Of The Day: I've heard this is a good book, but I'm not familiar with what it's about. Either way, I have a policy of watching any and every movie with Emma Thompson in it. She's in this one, and that's a good enough reason to read it and see it. 

8. Cormac McCarthy's No Country For Old Men: writing that conference paper on McCarthy has caused the bug to hit me. I now want to read all of his books and see the film adaptations for the ones that have been turned into movies. I just chose No Country...since I remember that as the one that had all the Oscar buzz a few years back.  

9. Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire: I've never been able to read plays, but I found the audio version not too long ago, so I'll give it a listen before watching the movie.

10. Louisa May Alcott's Little Women: I've started the book so many times over the years, but have never made it past page 50. This is on my Winter Break To-Read List though. I will get through it this time around (I hope). 

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  1. Your comment about The Shawshank Redemption is funny. My husband and I always comment that you can probably find that movie on cable TV at least 2-3 week each week. It always seems to be on! I love the book "Little Women." Probably one of the few classics I enjoy.

    1. Other people who have read "Little Women" have said that as well. I'm going to make it all the way through one day.

  2. I haven't read the book We Need To Talk About Kevin, but the film is really good!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/top-ten-tuesday-30/

    1. I'll have to check it out. Maybe during the holidays when I have a free moment.