7 book-to-film adaptations that are better than the originals
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1. WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT (2016)
Based on the memoir "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan" by journalist Kim Barker, the film is the story of journalists. Their daily job is to hunt for news in the extremely dangerous context of the war between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the 2000s. Talking about a war, but the movie is more cheerful and attractive than scary.
2. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
"To Kill a Mockingbird" reflects the problem of racial inequality in the Southern United States during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Both Harper Lee's novel and the movie have received enthusiastic applause from critics despite the changes in character styles and psychology in the movie.
3. THE BFG (2016)
Referring to the adaptations of Roald Dahl's works, it is impossible not to mention different versions of the famous "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". However, Roald Dahl also has another successful adapted film: "The BFG". The film revolves around the friendship of a lonely giant and a girl in an orphanage in London, England. Directed by the talented Steven Spielberg, "The BFG" is still a successful adaptation despite its simple plot.
4. ATONEMENT (2007)
The adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel is set in the 1930s in England. There are readers who shared that they had read the novel but gave up in the first chapters. But when it was put on the big screen, the audience was able to feel more clearly the story of a younger sister trying to control the relationship between her sister and their butler's son.
5. BEASTS OF NO NATION (2015)
The film adapted from the same-name work written by Uzodinma Iweala portrays the journey of the young boy Agu, who was made a child soldier in a civil war in an African country. The movie's content is really close to the original, so it is easy for viewer to understand the plot even if they have yet to read the book.
6. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
Similar to the effect that "The Notebook" created, "Gone with the Wind" reached the pinnacle of fame when it eclipsed the shadow of the original work. With an impressive length of nearly 4 hours, viewers need to be really persistent to see the whole movie, but those 4 hours are totally worth it.
7. LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (1992)
First published in Spanish under the name "Como agua para chocolate", the story revolves around Tita, a young girl who falls in love with a boy. But the family tradition forces her - the youngest daughter - to take care of her mother until she dies. Trapped by her own family, Tita decides to devote all her love to Mexican cuisine to create the best dishes.
By: Olivia Mendoza