Montag, 21. Februar 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Adaptations

This meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's topic is The Ten Best Book to Movie Adaptations - and that's quite the right topic for me! :") (Maybe you do know that I also host a classic film blog @ And then they start to sparkle ..)
So here are my Top Ten in a not particular order:

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen and the BBC Adaptation with Colin Firth.

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY by Jane Austen and the adaptation with Alan Rickman *ahem*

HOW TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD by Harper Lee and the adaptation with Gregory Peck

THE SNAKE PIT by Mary Jane Ward and the adaptation with Olivia de Havilland

MILDRED PIERCE by James M. Cain and the adaptation with Joan Crawford - though the film has a murder in it (actually the whole story in the film is about who done it) and the book is more of a woman-finds-her-own-way-during-the-Great-Depression-story. I like both very much.

DOUBLE INDEMNITY by James M. Cain and the adaptation with Barbara Stanwyck, because Stany is great!

REBECCA by Daphne Du Maurier and the adaptation by Hitchcock.

NORTH AND SOUTH by Elizabeth Gaskell and the BBC adaptation with Richard Armitage *ahem, again*

DRACULA by Bram Stoker and the Francis Ford Coppola adaptation with Gary Oldman *AHEM, AHEM, AHEM*

PEYTON PLACE by Grace Metalious and the adaptation with Lana Turner (I LOVE Lana Turner!!)

Ask me again in five minutes - and I will name 10 other titles.. Yes, I am addicted to films! ;")


  1. I've never seen Double Indemnity...although my son watched it this year in his American Crime Fiction class at school. He liked it a lot.

  2. I love the Hitchcock version of Rebecca too! He captures the book brilliantly.

  3. North and South is my favourite adaptation! Richard Armitage made me forget Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice :) I also like Sense and Sensibility as well as Rebecca.

  4. You listed several of my favorites! Mildred Pierce, Peyton Place, The Snake Pit, Dracula, and Double Indemnity!

  5. I can't think of any other answer than: Yes. ;")


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