Top Ten Tuesday: 2/22/11

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Top Ten Book to Movie adaptations (for those movies that actually didn't butcher the book!) 

Once Upon a Twilight's List (in no particular order):
  • The Notebook - either way book or movie it was wonderful and makes you cry your eyes out. 
  • The Green Mile - this was a excellent representation and Micheal Clarke Duncan does a amazing job.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - Ben Barnes is enough to make this great, but I also feel it was close representation to the book.
  • The Lord of the Rings:  The Return of the King - I think they nailed every aspect in the movie to the book. 
  • Twilight/New Moon/Eclipse - They are not exact but they gave us faces to place with our favorite characters in the book. 
  • The Last Song/Dear John - These Nicholas Sparks books I think always get done well. Maybe the actors are not perfect but the movie itself is great. 
  • The Da Vinci Code -  Actually all books with Robert Langdon that have been made into movies are on point for me. Great acting by Tom Hanks. 
  • I Am Number Four - Just saw this movie and also finished the book, I feel it was well balanced to match the book. 
  • The Cat in the Hat -  You wonder how a book like that would be made into a movie, if its even possible and yes it is and best part of the movie are all the bright color and the costumes. 
  • Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone -  This is th eonly book from the series I have red , so I can only compare to the movie. I think it was well represented. The effects are great. 


  1. Loved Lord of the Rings! I have never read the books but I really loved the movies. It's funny because I resisted them for SO long and thought they were dumb..and one weekend in college when all my friends were away with sports, I ended up watching them all with a random friend. LOVED them.

    Loved The Notebook but never actually finished the book!

  2. Oh gosh, I forgot about the Green Mile, and Shawshank Redemption was great to (not on your list but I just remembered it)

    Great list!!!

    Stop by anytime

  3. Tom Hanks is a favorite actor of mine as well, and it's THE reason I decided to watch DaVanci Code....and why I later read the book. ;)

  4. I think Twilight improves on the book.

    Lord of the Rings is good, but I don't connect it much with the book - it's the same story but told in a totally different way.

  5. Great list! We have a few in common... and I love the bag ;)

    P.S Why have I not "followed" you already? Must hit that button asap :)

  6. First time visitor and new follower here...My list also has The Notebook, but I used The Fellowship of the Ring instead of Return of the King...

  7. I had forgotten all about Da Vinci Code! Has Tom Hanks ever made a bad movie?

  8. I also think I Am Number Four was a good balance! Great picks!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  9. Oh man, I forgot to include the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe! Great choice, and great list!

  10. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Sorcerer's Stone made my list too. :)

    I know everyone loves LOTR and the Jackson's movies. I'm in the process of reading Fellowship of the Ring right now. I have to say the movies have thrown me for a loop. I feel like everything is different, lol. But, I still love the movies!

  11. Great choices everyone!Im glad you liked my choices as well.

  12. I thought the Twilight books were done well too :) I really enjoyed The DaVinci Code but absolutely hated the movie :p


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