Good Sunday morning, my friends!
This week on the Facebook, several of us were discussing the merits of various Jane Austen movie adaptations. Specifically, the great debate over which Pride and Prejudice movie is the better one. We progressed into a discussion of the BBC version of Emma as well (finally! a decent version of the book!) and then inevitably and delightfully we camped out on the Hugh Grant-Emma Thompson-Kate Winslet adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.
Can I just say how much I adore that movie?
It came out when I was in college and I have lost track of how many times I’ve watched it since then. (It’s been a lot of years since I was in college, in case you were wondering.)
So many fantastic things to love about this particular adaptation, not the least of which is the combination of Professor Umbridge and Dr. House as minor characters. And…. if I can get away with this rather risky statement… I actually in this case the movie is better than the book *gasp*. (Another one I’d put in that category is The Notebook.)
On the other hand… not all book to movie adaptations are winners. At least not to the people who’ve read the book so many times the cover is practically falling apart. I’m a little nervous about this new Anne of Green Gables movie for that very reason.
Ok, now it’s your turn. What are some of your favorite – and least favorite – book to movie adaptations? Are there any movies you actually enjoyed more than the books?