BiblioFiles Episode #13: Movie Adaptations of the Classics

You might know us as the lit tribe, but if there's one thing besides books that all Andrews love, it's a good movie. So when you combine our two passions, books and movies, you get....a lot of opinions. This time on BiblioFiles, we decided to have a little fun with some lite conversation about movie adaptations. What must a director do or not do in order to pass muster? When does a director do violence to a book? Is that possible? You'll want to grab some popcorn for this one!

Referenced Works:

-Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, directed by Simon Langton (1995), directed by Joe Wright (2005)

-The Last of the Mochicans by James Fenimore Cooper, directed by Michael Mann (1992)

-"Babette's Feast" by Isak Dinesen, directed by Gabriel Axel (1987)

-The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, directed by Mark Osbourne (2015)

-The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen (2008)

-Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

-Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky (2014)

-Paradise Lost John Milton

-The Hobbit and The Lord of the RIngs by J.R.R. Tolkien, directed by Peter Jackson (2012-2014, 2001-2003)

-Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens, adapted by Andrew Davis (2008)

-The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, directed by Baz Luhrmann (2013)

-Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Justin Kurzel (2015)

-Gustave Dore, The Divine Comedy illustrations

-To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, directed by Robert Mulligan (1962)

-Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Laud Montgomery, directed by Kevin Sullivan (1985)

-The Hollow Crown, directed by Thea Sharrock (2012-2016)

-Eragon by Christopher Paolini, directed by Stefan Fangmeier (2006)

-Grantchester, directed by Harry Bradbeer (2014-), based on The Grantchester Mysteries by James Runcie


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