Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 27, 2013
Who Has The Remote? today released its collection of best book-based movies. Taking a story from the pages of a novel to the big screen is a hard feat. Fans of the books in question are never completely satisfied with screen adaptations, but there are some movies that have gotten it right. On the heels of a May 8 Rolling Stone article that featured the best and worst of movies based on books, WhoHasTheRemote.com listed its top three recent book-based adaptations available in theaters or dish promotion channels.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Stephen Chbosky, the author of the novel of the same name wrote the screenplay and directed this film. That certainly is one way to ensure that the movie stays true to the book. Details are important to most readers, especially with a book as close to so many hearts as this one was.
The Hunger Games: Fans of the Hunger Games trilogy were eager to see Katniss and friends come to life, and most readers were not disappointed. Aside from minor details, the movie followed the book very well. Katniss remained the strong, conflicted young girl she was in the book. Other characters, such as Rue and Haymitch, were also brought to life nicely. Hopes are high that the follow-up, Catching Fire, will do just as well as its prequel.
Cloud Atlas: It isn’t easy to make a film from a book that consists of several narratives. The novel is about six different characters, all of which exist within different genres, times, and places. The author originally thought his novel would never be adapted to film, but he was wrong. The movie solves the problem by following an actor who plays one character in one narrative, and a different character in the next narrative. It sounds confusing, but to those who have read the book, it works.
Who Has The Remote? released a list of its top three book-to-film adaptations based on their successes with readers and viewers. The process of turning a well-loved novel into a film is a tough one, and while there are some notoriously bad adaptations out there, there are also many directors and screenwriters that are able to satisfy readers and yet make a movie that is able to stand on its own.
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