From the Page to the Screen: Six Favorite Books and their Screen Adaptations

 

From the Page to the Screen: The Final Stretch of Summer Reading

Good books and good moves: the two things I couldn’t possibly live without. All right, so food, water, and shelter may rank a little higher in terms of actual biological needs, but I assure you, books and movies are not far behind. I especially love those long summer days, when spending the entire day with your nose in a book just feels right. And with so little summertime left,  I just wanted to suggest some of my favorite page-to-screen adoptions. Half of them I read before seeing the film and half of them after. Either way, each and every one of these was a personal page-turner and I suggest them to anyone with a literary bone in their body.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Grey

Hurd Hatfield, George Sanders, and Angela Lansbury star in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945, Albert Lewin director)

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mocking Bird

Gregory Peck and Brock Peters in To Kill a Mockingbird (1960, Robert Mulligan director)

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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, and Doris Bowdon in The Grapes of Wrath (1940, John Ford director)

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Random Harvest by James Hilton

Greer Garson and Ronald Colman

Greer Garson and Ronald Colman

Greer Garson and Ronald Colman in Random Harvest (1942, Melvin LeRoy director)

*Note: If you have not seen this movie, I highly suggest you read the book first. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but I know that something will be ruined if you watch the movie first.

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

rebecca

Manderly, the set of Rebecca (1940, Alfred Hitchcock director)

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The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

The thin man

Myrna Loy and William Powell in The Thin Man (1934, W.S Van Dyke director)

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