There is nothing like a good book turned into an even BETTER film, am I right? When taking the most vivid and beautiful of novels, we can’t even BEGIN to imagine how difficult it might be to do them justice in film, yet somehow, our superstar directors and producers have managed to create some REALLY beautiful pieces of film (and others… not so much). Before there was film, there was the good ole’ pen and paper, right? Anyways, here are out 10 favorite books that were gracefully transformed into stellar movies; hopefully you will agree with our super- list!
10) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
We start off our list with a magical book from our childhoods turned into an even more magical film. Both the original film version and the newer Tim Burton adaptation are equally magnificent (in different and contrasting ways), and we really feel like adding the film aspect to this story has done nothing except enhance the magic and majesty from the world that is Willy Wonka.
9) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
A creepy book turned into a brilliantly dark film (both the new and the old version) definitely had to make its way on our list! The film brought a new understanding to this lengthy book in a way that only film has the power to do. It helped us vividly understand the characters and really follow the story lines at the edge of our seats! Wonderful work!