Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The Novel Film Blogfest

The Novel Film Blogfest is here!!!! As hosted by Madeleine over at Scribble And Edit.

Here's what it's all about:

"There's a lot of novels, comics and plays that have been made into films and TV dramas,
BUT how many of them have you BOTH seen the film/TV drama and read the original book, play or comic story?"

When I first discovered this blogfest I could only think of about three off the top of my head. But now... well you'll find out. Due to the length of my list I have forgone descriptions and pictures... I'd be here forever.

So here is my list, in no specific order - the bits in brackets are when the title was changed for the film. And yes a couple of these are novelisations of films... slightly cheating but... who cares?

  1. The Fellowship of the Ring - J R R Tolkien
  2. The Two Towers - J R R Tolkien
  3. The Return of the King - J R R Tolkien
  4. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  5. Dracula - Bram Stoker
  6. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  7. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
  8. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  9. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  10. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  11. Emma - Jane Austen
  12. Interview With the Vampire - Anne Rice
  13. Queen of the Damned - Anne Rice
  14. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  15. The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger
  16. The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler
  17. The War of the Worlds - H G Wells
  18. The Time Machine - H G Wells
  19. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
  20. The Shining - Stephen King
  21. Salem's Lot - Stephen King
  22. Matilda - Roald Dahl
  23. The Witches - Roald Dahl
  24. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
  25. I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
  26. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
  27. Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone - J K Rowling
  28. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets - J K Rowling
  29. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban - J K Rowling
  30. Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire - J K Rowling
  31. Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix - J K Rowling
  32. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
  33. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
  34. The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella [Confessions of a Shopaholic]
  35. The Godfather - Mario Puzo
  36. Atonement - Ian McEwan
  37. Dr Dolittle - Hugh Lofting
  38. Kiss the Girls - James Patterson
  39. Along Came A Spider - James Patterson
  40. PS I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
  41. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
  42. The Wizard of Oz - L Frank Baum
  43. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  44. Murder On the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
  45. Death On the Nile - Agatha Christie
  46. The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie
  47. James & the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl
  48. The Client - John Grisham
  49. Misery - Stephen King
  50. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  51. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - Terry Brooks
  52. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - R A Salvatore
  53. Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare
  54. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  55. Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
  56. Various Sherlock Holmes Stories - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  57. Various Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Angel Stories - Various
So just the odd one or two then!


welcome to my world of poetry said...

You have a wonderful list I have the dvd "PS I Love You" I read the book which I really enjoyed. I saw the author Cecilia Aherne during a Daniel O Donnell chat show in Dublin some years back, such a down to earth person.


Arlee Bird said...

I've seen a lot more of these on film than I've read, but you've entered a pretty comprehensive list.

Tossing It Out

Jennifer Hillier said...

Great list! And I'm smacking myself... how could I have forgotten about The Godfather? I liked the book, but loved the movie.

Madeleine said...

You have an impressive list. Many I recognise and share. Thanks for taking part.:O)

Anonymous said...

It's surprising how long the list can get when you really think about it, isn't it? Thanks for joining in the blogfest.

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