5 Fave Movie Adaptations

Dr Tanya is asking us to list 5 of our favourite movie adaptations and why we like them.
Some movies do not do the books justice, then we get the Director’s Cut and Special Editions, and those are usually more interesting.
Here are my choices:

Aliens : the second in the film franchise and the special edition went back to the book adding more depth to the story. It was the same with Alien 3.

Dancing With Wolves: the original film and video release was just under three hours, the latter being a different cut to the film we saw at the cinema. However, I read the book and so much was left out of the Indian way of life, how Stands with a Fist came to be living with the Sioux tribe and why she was at the water’s edge cutting her wrists. We bought the Special Edition on video, albeit in widescreen so we had a letter box view, but at almost four hours, it went back to the book and I hated the American soldiers by the end.

The Abyss: another long film with a special edition which went back to the book and how the aliens controlled water. The special effects on that were brilliant.

Absolute Power: I saw the film first and it was pretty good, but then I like Clint Eastwood and Ed Harris. However, I read the book and the story is different, some characters don’t exist and others are an amalgamation of two. Both were good, but I preferred the book.

Wuthering Heights: This is an oddball as I liked the Kate Bush song, so read the book which I found hard going. The Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier film was shown one afternoon on TV so I watched that and enjoyed it, relating the song to the movie, rather than the book.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to 5 Fave Movie Adaptations

  1. willowdot21 says:

    All of this are great picks I agree about Wuthering Heights it’s a very difficult read! …love Kate Bush πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  2. Thanks for sharing your favourites 😊

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