I love books and movies, probably in that order. Watching movie credits is a habit now because often the story came from a book and I’ve found a lot of good ones this way. It’s exciting when a story I love is turned into a big screen project and fun to see whether or not Hollywood does it justice. More often than not the book is better, but when a story comes to life and perfect casting puts a face on my mental image of a beloved character, it’s pure magic.
The best example I can give, my opinion only, of the flawless blending of these two art forms is TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD. If you haven’t already read it, you should. I saw the movie again recently and still love it. Another good example is GONE WITH THE WIND. I know there are many more. What are some of your favorite books turned into movies?