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Book to Movie: Which book turn movie do you feel did the best adaptation? What about the worst?
Best: BBC version of Pride and Prejudice – It’s several hours long and I can just get lost in it. Everything about it is perfect, from the costumes to the actors portraying the characters. I especially love the creepiness of Mr. Collins. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like the Kiera Knightly version, as well, especially Mr. Darcy (hubba hubba), Lady Catherine and the part where he proclaims his love in the rain, very well done. But I have a particular fondness and affection for the former one. But, honestly, any version will do.
Worst: I would love to know how many people will pick Twilight. There is just so much squickiness about it. I don’t know where to begin…maybe with the horrid make up on the vampires or Jasper’s hair, or, unfortunately, the acting. But it’s the direction that is the worst. These actors can act; I’ve been witness to it, but not in this movie. It’s not a coincidence that all the movies have gotten better since that first one, and that is because Catherine Hardwicke is no longer at the helm. I wanted so much to love this movie, but now I cannot even watch it without wincing.
Best: Harry Potter. Does it shock you? Didn’t think so. . Except for the first couple of films where the broom flying was a bit hokey they did a great job with this series.
Worst: Twilight (just the first film). It hurt to watch how ackward they were in this one. The part that gets me everytime is the first time Edward smells her in Biology. Really?! It looks more like she has a serious case of BO not that her smell is attractive to him.