I’m starting this week off by bringing you ten book to movie adaptations that I thought worked wonderfully. All these books are okay, some are actually very good, but others simply aren’t as strong. The point of the Top 10 list is that the movies were better than books. Yes, I love some adaptations a bit more than the books and that is rare. By the way, I’ve been reading less books lately, so if you have any recommendations to me (to get out of the reading slump) feel free to leave those in the comments!
When I heard David Fincher was going to direct Gone Girl, based on a widely acclaimed book by the same name, I was slightly overwhelmed. My love for Fincher has been fundamental these past few years so I thought I’d shake things up a bit by reading the source material of his upcoming thriller starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. This is not going to be a book review but I must emphasize that my excitement for Fincher’s Gone Girl is slightly driven by my knowledge of the story.
After the successful action experience with Skyfall, I thought why not welcome Tom Cruise, the forever an action star, back into my life. As a child I was a big fan of Top Gun and I think (I’m not sure about most of my childhood movie experience) Risky Business as well – maybe it’s just that scene of him dancing that I have imprinted in my brain but there’s no point discussing my confusion any further. The point is, Tom kind of disappeared for me and even though Jack Reacher was surprising, I don’t see Cruise becoming my favorite again any time soon.