Saturday, November 20, 2010

From Books to Movies

With the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows coming out this weekend, and my family watching Avatar: The Last Airbender on DVD last night, I wondered what your favorite movie made from a book was.

Here's the ones I can think of in random order.

-Harry Potter
-The Last Airbender
-Lord of the Rings
-Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
-Pride and Prejudice
-Because of Winn Dixie
-The Princess Bride
-The Lovely Bones
-Memoirs of a Geisha
-The Notebook
-Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
-The Polar Express
-The Jungle Book

I'm sure there are many more that I can't remember right now. What ones do you like?


  1. Of course my favorite on your list is The Princess Bride! Another one I really liked was The Bridge to Teribithia and Spiderwick Chronicles. Oh, and I've read that the Hunger Games movie rights have been sold. Yay!

  2. Hey, I forgot about Bridge to Teribithia and Spiderwick. I liked both of those. Of course I don't think many movies are better than the books. :) I know that Katherine Paterson's son was the one that directed Bridge to Teribithia. I saw her speak once about it. I can't wait to go and see the Hunger Games at the theater. I knew they were making into a movie, but when?

  3. So cool that you saw Katherine Paterson speak. Did you hear her in LA? I've heard that the HG movie is scheduled for 2011, but they don't have a cast just yet so that seems impossible. Yeah, I agree -- books are always better than the movies!

  4. I had heard 2011, but you're right that seems impossible! I heard Katherine @ OU actually. They have abook sale and the authors speak. I think a lot of librarians and teachers go and there were some classes there, too. That was a few years back. Very inspiring!