I haven't blog hopped in quite a while, but I love this week's question and I've got time to check out some new blogs now, so I'm joining in! If you want to play along, head over to Crazy for Books for the rules!
This week's question is:
"What book-to-movie adaption have you most liked? Which have you disliked?"
I'm not usually a fan of book to movie adaptations, but there are exceptions to every rule. I am a HUGE fan of the book and the movie Big Fish. The book (by Daniel Wallace) is excellent and I was thrilled to get to meet Daniel Wallace and get two signed copies of the book - one for me and one for my dad. As much as I love the book, this is one case where I actually liked the movie more. The movie completely captured the magic of the book and the father's story. Plus, the casting was absolutely perfect. And it definitely didn't hurt to have Ewan McGregor in a starring role.
There are a TON of adaptations I've hated, but the one I dislike the most is the BBC version of Othello starring Anthony Hopkins. First of all, having a white actor play the character of Othello really annoyed me, especially since I thought the makeup crew did a terrible job of darkening Hopkins' skin. I also think Hopkins is hit or miss as an actor, and he wasn't able to do justice to the character. It also didn't help that I can't picture him as anyone other than Hannibal Lechter (another exception to the bad movie adaptation rule - I love Silence of the Lambs as a movie).
What about you? Which adaptations have you enjoyed, Reader Friends, and which let you down?