I'm 110% behind book to movie adaptations! I think our movie selections would be sorely lacking without them. I shudder to think that Lord of the Rings may never have made it to the big screen.
A lot of my favorite movies were inspired by novels.. Secret Window (Stephen King's Secret Window, Secret Garden), Big Fish (Big Fish by Daniel Wallace), Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice), 3:10 to Yuma (Three-Ten to Yuma by Elmore Leonard), I Am Legend (I Am Legend by Richard Matheson), and many others.
And I can't forget the graphic novel movie adaptations because they are some of the very best.. 300, X-Men First Class, Wolverine, Kick-Ass, Spider-Man/The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Surrogates, Red, and I'm sure there are plenty more that I can't think of at the moment.
And I have to mention Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. Even though it's TV and not movies, these two shows make my life complete. I couldn't be more grateful to George R.R. Martin and Robert Kirkman for making these adaptations possible.
Would I want my favorite novels to become movie adaptations? Absolutely! I may complain that the heroine doesn't look the way that I imagined or I may worry that crucial scenes might not make it into the film, but you better believe that I will be one of the first in line to see it.
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