This weeks question comes from Britta @ I Like These Books, who asks
Which book-to-movie adaption have you most liked? Which have you disliked?
I don't know if any movie adaption has ever lived up to the book, but from two very different genres, my two favorite movie adaptations (off the top of my head) are The Lord of the Rings and Bridget Jones's Diary.
I like when a movie adaptation really is an adaptation. It needs to remain true to the heart of the book but it also needs to change and fit the new format. Books and movies are very different forms of entertainment and I don't think a movie adaptation always benefits from following the book to closely.
I usually dislike movies if I liked the book. That's why I like "based on" more than a retelling of the book. If the movie becomes it's own thing and not a recreation it doesn't interfere with my imagined world of the book in question.
I hope that makes sense.