The 50 best movie adaptations of books

jkottke:

From Silence of the Lambs (#1) to To Kill A Mocking Bird (#9) to Blade Runner (#28), these are the 50 best book-to-movie adaptations ever, compiled by Total Film.

Somehow absent is Spike Jonze’s Adaptation and I guess 2001 was not technically based on a book, but whatevs. The commenters additionally lament the lack of Requiem for a Dream, Gone with the Wind, The French Connection, Rosemary’s Baby, Last of the Mohicans, and The Wizard of Oz.

20th-century-man:

The cast of Ronald Neame’s The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
(front, sitting) Pamela Sue Martin, Stella Stevens, Gene Hackman, Shelley Winters, Roddy McDowell.
(rear, standing) Ernest Borgnine, Arthur O’Connell, Carol Lynley, Red Buttons, Jack Albertson.

20th-century-man:

The cast of Ronald Neame’s The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

(front, sitting) Pamela Sue Martin, Stella Stevens, Gene Hackman, Shelley Winters, Roddy McDowell.

(rear, standing) Ernest Borgnine, Arthur O’Connell, Carol Lynley, Red Buttons, Jack Albertson.

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