Okay, I'm late again. I blame it on the nasty weather.
1. In your opinion, what is the best translation of a book to a movie?
2. The worst?
3. Had you read the book before seeing the movie, and did that make a difference?
#3 first: I can think of very few examples where the movie was actually better than the book. But then, I'm really a book person first.
Okay, #1. Guess what I saw yesterday? Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Guess what? The fact that we're getting a set of seven books AND seven exceptional movies (okay, the 4th has holes) out of this series makes it a wunderkind extraordinaire.
I might pass on #2. What a downer.
I might also answer that the LOTR series was exceptional in response to #1, except that I haven't read the books.