Book Blogger Hop: July 1st – 7th

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

What is your favorite movie adapted from a book?
(submitted by Cheryl @ I Heart Fictional People)

This is really difficult. I feel like there’s a lot of great books I’ve read the last couple of years that could make great films, but they’re so recent even if they’d been picked up it’ll be a while before we see it. It also feels like the trend at the moment is more towards TV adaptations, rather than films. It make sense, especially when most film adaptations face the same criticism of cutting too much of the source material.

Often, too, I’ve likely not read the book prior to watching the film, and I think that makes it a touch more difficult. I do think the best adaptations are the ones that keep certain elements of the book, but disregard the stuff that won’t work on screen. A direct word-for-word adaptation would be near impossible, and the best ones are those that understand this.

I think I’ve got it, actually, and it’s one that often gets overlooked as being an adaptation, as the film is so brilliant. But the book is great fun too, and if you haven’t read it but love the film, definitely give it a go.

My answer is –

The Princess Bride

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