i'm going to go back about 20+ years with this one, but after reading "The Outsiders" a million times and then seeing the movie, oh, a million times, it is one of my favourite adaptations. It was so true to the book that I was able to pretty much recite the movie the first time I saw it.
I HATED the adaptation of "The Nanny Diaries" with a passion. They took a great book and, well, ruined it. I had been so excited to see it, and was so disappointed by the end of it.
I'm not looking forward to the adaptation of the first Shopaholic book to film because the original is about a British girl living in England and now, all of a sudden, in the movie she's from New York? That's not right. I hate to hate it before it comes out, but if the preview is indicative of what the movie will be like then i'm not going to bother seeing it.
I thoroughly enjoyed the adaptation of "Trainspotting" which was a hard book to work from. That movie is as brilliant as it is disturbing.
I am looking forward to seeing the adaptation of "The Stone Angel" when it comes out.
My friend Lesley Crewe's first book, "Relative Happiness" is going to be turned into a movie. She was working on the screenplay this summer. I'm really looking forward to checking that out because I loved the book so much.