Hello my fellow bookworms, adaptation lovers and any of those dropping over from the Book to Movie challenge; here are the adaptations I have enjoyed recently:
Tangled (2010) Read Film Television
Disney’s animated, musical-adventure inspired by the German fairy tale Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm. Rapunzel escapes from her tower to follow her dream to see the golden lanterns, never realising they are calling her home. A colourful and funny tale with sweet songs and a hilarious cast of characters; my favourite is Pascal the chameleon. Good watch.
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2016) Read TV Film Television
The cast of the BBC’s amazing, modern series take a trip back in time for a mystery on the foggy, lamp-lit streets of Victorian London; based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. Mystery, ghosts, murder, dark humour and the brilliant chemistry of Cumberbatch and Freeman; what’s not to love? Great watch.
From Russia with Love (1963) Not Read Film Television
The second James Bond thriller, starring Sean Connery, based on Ian Fleming’s fifth Bond novel. Spectre lures Bond to Turkey with a beautiful, defecting Soviet clerk, where they hope to have their revenge. I enjoyed the historic setting of Istanbul, the glamorous adventure, and Connery is one of my favourite Bonds. Good watch.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Read Film Television
A stunning, star-studded biblical epic from legendary director Ridley Scott. In beautiful, touching and gritty detail we get to see the life of Moses, the 10 plagues of Egypt, the exodus of the Jews, and finally the awe-inspiring parting of the Red Sea. I loved how Scott brought the glory of Ancient Egypt and this dramatic story back to life; with strong performances from Christian Bale (Moses) and Joel Edgerton (Ramses). Great watch.
Alongside these I also enjoyed re-watches of Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and the cool classic Jurassic Park (1993), which takes my total so far up to 6; a great start to the year! I always find this time of the year is the best for adaptations especially costume drama ones, so I am particularly looking forward to starting the BBC’s new dramas Dickensian (Charles Dickens) and War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy).
Have you watched any of these? What have you been watching recently?