Book vs. Movie

Yesterday was my 20th Book v. Movie  post and a comment by Kathy got me thinking.  She mentioned that she wasn’t surprised that I liked the book better than the movie.  As book lovers isn’t that generally true?  So, I decided to look through my posts.  Of the 20, 14 were clearly the book, 4 were clearly the movie and 2 were so close that if I allowed myself to call a tie I probably would have.

Then I got to thinking about a few of my favorite movies, the ones where I’ve read the book too, but clearly adore the movie more.

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What are some of your favorite movies that you love more than the book so I can add them to my watch list?

8 thoughts on “Book vs. Movie

  1. kaysreadinglife says:

    I have a couple…How To Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto. The book was very short and not very descriptive. Loved the movie way back and probably still would. Also, Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. Others may not agree about this one, but I didn’t even finish the book. Perhaps I should try again, but I don’t think so. There are probably more, but those are the ones I can think of right now.

  2. Michelle Miller says:

    The only one that stands out for me is Practical Magic. It’s one of my favorite movies. I read the book several years after seeing the movie and it just didn’t have the enchantment I felt when watching the movie.

  3. Marg says:

    For the most part I enjoy the books more than the movies. An example is Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I loved the book, but the movie is fabulous!

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