Classic Books · Screen Adaptations

What makes film adaptations work?

When I call film adaptations successful, what I usually mean is, they capture the tone, mood, and spirit of what I experience reading. So what does that mean, exactly?  Reading a great book makes me think and create. It invites me to make connections and, from those connections, to make meaning. It allows for ambiguity without… Continue reading What makes film adaptations work?

Classic Books · Screen Adaptations

What is the best ever screen adaptation of a classic novel?

I’d love to hear your picks in the comments. But first: Which classic novels do you suppose have been most frequently adapted for the screen? If we factor in riffs as well as faithful adaptations, I would guesstimate Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. And of course, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein;… Continue reading What is the best ever screen adaptation of a classic novel?