All of the authors who are a part of Indie Fall Fest were given the option to answer a question for Sunday Brunch. Here are their answers.
What is your favorite book to film adaption?
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Lord of the Rings
The Hunger Games I thought was done very well.
Ooh, these are my favorite! I have so much respect for film as its own medium. I don't get as angry as others if films aren't perfectly representative of the book. Of course, I've never had my own book adapted, so that might be a different story! Anne of Green Gables is my all-time favorite adaption. The Notebook and Divergent are close second and thirds.
Erin Albert Rhew
Memoirs of a Geisha. It was just so pretty!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Maze Runner! Absolutely perfect!
The Narnia Series
Harry Potter. They did a really good job keeping it true to the books.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy was amazing!
I thought they did such a great job on The Fault in our Stars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Notebook and The Book Thief.
Pride and Prejudice
I don't watch a lot of movies because I'd rather be reading a book. The Harry Potter movies were beautifully done. I'm still sad the series had to end.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
I've loved the Hunger Games adaptations so far. I think they are some of the best I've seen.
Lord of the Rings - epic, faithful to the story. (Hobbit not so much)
If Comics count as books then Captain America: Winter Soldier
James D Horton
Sense & Sensibility
It's a TV series, but Outlander on Starz is knocking my sox off. The casting, sets, costumes, photography, acting is a work of art worthy of these novels. I'm a sucker for anything Jane Austen, BBC or Hollywood.
The Fault in Our Stars
I guess if I had to pick it'd be Harry Potter (all of them) I am total Potter-head!
Kristen Hope Mazzola
Lord of the Rings
Revolutionary Road and it's not even close. I love the film so much that is simply surpasses the book for me, and that's a rare feat.
If I Stay
Jurassic Park. The book and movie are both completely amazing.
Either the Harry Potter films or The Hunger Games films.
Mists of Avalon mini-series for TV
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
As a writer and filmmaker I have to say I don't think an adaptation can ever reach the depths of the original text.
There have been a couple of book-to-film adaptations that I’ve loved, but I’ll go with the most recent one. Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl was a great read and the movie version was as equally awesome/crazy—OK, heavy on the crazy. It helps that the author wrote the screenplay (Ben Affleck helps too).
The one that comes to mind (probably because I just saw it) is Gone Girl.
Heather Topham Wood
Catching Fire was very pleasing. So excited for Mocking Jay.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE! I love the book and the movie so much--they're very different, and both versions are wonderful!
Anna Carolyn McCormally
Forgive me Gods of Good Taste, but I love Bram Stoker's Dracula. The clothes, the melodrama, the Gary Oldman. It's fantastic fun, even if it has nothing to do with the novel at all. It's also the first time we got to see a softer, more human Dracula, so in a way it kind of informed the whole 'sparkly vampire' craze. I also really love what they've managed to do with the Hunger Games. I know the stories backwards and forwards and yet I'm still first in line for the midnight show. Elizabeth Banks's Effie Trinket is a goddess.