Great Films From Great Reads
Adapting a book to a film can be a fantastic way to enjoy anew a great story. While not all are received as intended (with some missing the mark entirely), many movies have become just as celebrated as the books. Regardless, people will always debate: which is better, the movie or the book? Today, though, we’re not here to cast judgement. We’re just here to show off a few of the works in our “books-to-film” collection.
Wait… you like the book AND the film?
Along with being book lovers and collectors, we’re a family of film addicts. We’ve witnessed some of our favorite books become films (here’s looking at you, Lord Of The Rings), some of which were great, some of which were less than memorable. While we can’t deny the screenplay can and will differ from the book, enjoying a film for its production, acting and intriguing plot line is something we look forward to regardless of obvious differences.
Some we remember, some we’d rather forget…
While we go through our collection from time to time, we’re often reminded of the books that ultimately made it to the silver screen. High Fidelity is one such book that arguably became a classic film. Who can forget Jack Black and the record shop? The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is one other such book. In fact it’s particularly memorable for us, as we remember witnessing the theatre walkouts when the movie first premiered. Let’s just say it didn’t quite reach some people’s standards. Oh, and then there’s A Game Of Thrones. A series with involvement from the author, well acted, well produced, beloved by all, at least until that infamous, er, coda…
The Bynx Books-To-Film Collection
I digress. In 2024, there are so many films and TV shows based on books. We’ve certainly got a few of those books in our collection. At the top of mind:
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
- Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
- The Killing Floor by Lee Child
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High by Cameron Crowe
- The Man in The High Castle by Philip K. Dick
- Pan’s Labyrinth by Cornelia Funke
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The list goes on. Whether the film version is better or worse makes no difference to us, we’re just glad to see these imaginative works come to life. If the movie doesn’t tickle your fancy, not to fret — there’s always the book!