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The Guardian Unlimited gives a list of the Top 50 Adaptations.

So many good ones! Now to make this more personal I will bold the ones I've seen and underline the ones I've read.

THE LIST

1984
Alice in Wonderland
American Psycho
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Brighton Rock
Catch 22
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
A Clockwork Orange
Close Range (inc Brokeback Mountain)
The Day of the Triffids
Devil in a Blue Dress
Different Seasons (inc The Shawshank Redemption)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (aka Bladerunner)
Doctor Zhivago
Empire of the Sun
The English Patient
Fight Club
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Get Shorty
The Godfather
Goldfinger
Goodfellas
Heart of Darkness (aka Apocalypse Now)
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Jaws
The Jungle Book
A Kestrel for a Knave (aka Kes)
LA Confidential
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Lolita
Lord of the Flies
The Maltese Falcon
Oliver Twist
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Orlando
The Outsiders
Pride and Prejudice
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Railway Children
Rebecca
The Remains of the Day
Schindler's Ark (aka Schindler's List)
Sin City
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
The Talented Mr Ripley
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (After Les Miserables, the worst book I had to read in high school.)
To Kill a Mockingbird (My #1 pick. I love the book and the movie equally. I think it's the perfect adaptation.)
Trainspotting
The Vanishing
Watership Down (One of my favorite books from childhood.)

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yellowdoggrl
Apr. 21st, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
I will add a font twist... italics mean I either watched or read part of it before not finishing up, for whatever reason.

1984
Alice in Wonderland
American Psycho
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Brighton Rock
Catch 22
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
A Clockwork Orange
Close Range (inc Brokeback Mountain)
The Day of the Triffids
Devil in a Blue Dress
Different Seasons (inc The Shawshank Redemption)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (aka Blade Runner)
Doctor Zhivago
Empire of the Sun
The English Patient
Fight Club
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Get Shorty
The Godfather
Goldfinger
Goodfellas
Heart of Darkness (aka Apocalypse Now)
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Jaws
The Jungle Book
A Kestrel for a Knave (aka Kes)
LA Confidential
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (both Dangerous Liaisions and Valmont)
Lolita
Lord of the Flies
The Maltese Falcon
Oliver Twist
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Orlando
The Outsiders
Pride and Prejudice (the Greer Garson, yes, the Keira Knightley, no, the Colin Firth, every time)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Railway Children
Rebecca
The Remains of the Day
Schindler's Ark (aka Schindler's List)
Sin City
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
The Talented Mr Ripley
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (finally something we differ on... one of my favorites)
To Kill a Mockingbird (and we are back to total agreement. just try to imagine anyone other than Gregory Peck as Atticus)
Trainspotting
The Vanishing
Watership Down
silverdee
Apr. 21st, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
Gregory Peck is Atticus Finch. He always will be to me.

I need to reread Tess as an adult. In high school I wanted her to rage against her predetermined fate. And even though I knew what Hardy was trying to accomplish with the plotting, it became so unbelievable that any person could have all the misfortune that befalls Tess.
beccak1961
Apr. 21st, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
I love day of the triffids, it's a hokey black and white 50s sort of sci fi movie about killer plants... but for some reason it's really good.
silverdee
Apr. 21st, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
I've never seen that one. Juannie saw it ages ago.
ladymeow
Apr. 22nd, 2006 11:58 am (UTC)
Oh God I hated Tess too!!! She was such a whiny bitch!!!
silverdee
Apr. 23rd, 2006 06:43 am (UTC)
She totally offended my finely honed sense of girl power with her spinelessness.
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