Thursday, 8 March 2012

POLL: What is the Greatest Adaptation Ever Made?

What is the greatest adaptation ever made? And no I don't just mean which was the most accurate representation of the book. I mean which film took all the best bits of the book and converted them into a great film that could stand alone in its brilliance. So here's the longlist. Let me know in the comments which is your favourite and if I've missed any corkers!!!

For the sake of keeping the list down *a little* I've left off TV adaptations and plays etc. We are talking book to cinematic films only.

Let's get this list down to our top 10...
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • Jane Eyre (2011)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • Fight Club
  • Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Remains of the Day
  • Jaws
  • Carrie
  • Little Women (1994)
  • One Day
  • Misery
  • Atonement
  • The Shining
  • Stand By Me
  • High Fidelity
  • The Cider House Rules
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • The Color Purple
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Battle Royale
  • The Godfather
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Harry Potter Series
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
  • Sleepers
  • The Help
  • Apt Pupil
  • Tarantula/The Skin I live In


  1. Shawshank Redemption is getting a lot of love...

  2. I agree. It was one of King's best works and a great movie.


  3. One Day? Is that a joke? My vote goes to the Danish and Fincher's versions of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

    1. Not a massive fan of the book myself but people seem to either love it or hate it...

    2. You know people who love the film? Really?

  4. Fight Club for sure.