Today’s Top Ten list is best movies that came from books. Brad came up with some fantastic rules for this so I’ll let him do the honors on that. Oh, and there were 15, not 10, yes I cheated but it was way too hard to make this only 10:
-First, BOTH the book and the movie have to be great. That eliminates such luminaries as Starship Troopers (same, by Heinlein: GREAT book, but only a good movie. Underrated, but still only good) and The 13th Warrior (Eaters of the Dead – Crichton: GREAT movie, but the book… not so much.)
-Second, it must be a book, not a short story. Read: The Shawshank Redemption (Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King, of course) and A Christmas Story (In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash – Jean Shepherd) are out.
-Third, I eliminated the Lord of the Rings trilogy because it’s a trilogy. Felt like cheating.
As compiled by Jack, not in order (N.B. click on the images to go to the product page at betterworld.com):
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