Monday, January 10, 2011

10 Movies That Were Better Than the Books

Tim Handorf recently published this post, about films that defied tradition by actually being better than the novels they were based upon.. this is a very good selection, and I agree with his choices, so I thought I'd post a link here for your enjoyment.. 10 Movies That Were Way Better Than the Books

Photo top: Ted Levine turned in one of the creepiest performance in film history as Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs - how he was surpassed for an Oscar® nomination is beyond belief. The film from director Jonathan Demme is a blood-curdling thriller, and became the third in history to win Oscars® for picture, director, actor, actress, and screenplay, after It Happened One Night, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.. Ironically, Levine was onscreen longer than lead actor winner Anthony Hopkins


Joseph said...

Great list. Very pleased to see Mary Poppins included.

Jose Sinclair said...

Yes, I loved Mary Poppins as well (but never read the book). I'm still bummed that Julie Andrews wasn't in the film of My Fair Lady that year - in the original cast recording, she makes the play what it is, imo.. she has the accents down much better, and of course, did her own singing (rather than using Marnie Nixon)..

Mary P showed great imagination and a sense of awe, something that often makes kids films magic for everyone.. you can tell the filmmakers enjoyed this one as well