I can not tell you how excited I am about the film adaptation of John Green’s powerful book, The Fault in Our Stars. I have been enjoying reading John’s enthusiastic tweets and posts about the filmmaking process. It’s a pretty creative way to give all of his fans a sneak peek at all of the work that is involved in turning a book into a film.
When a well-known book becomes a movie, the question is: Which should you experience first? Should you read the book and then watch the movie, or watch the movie and then go back and read the book? For every obvious film based on a book (think Gone With the Wind, Lord of the Rings, Twilight), there are many films based on books that we may not have heard of, or that we may not have realized a book existed first.
Did you know Bambi was based on an Austrian novel, or King Ralph was based on a piece of serious literature? What about all of the chick-flicks based on actual self-help books… wow. That certainly says a lot about the state of chick-flicks these days. Read on for a movie-cation!
25 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Based on Books
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