To commemorate the holiday season I am going to make a string of special posts inspired by the Twelve Days of Christmas. This year the countdown will be on my favourite film adaptations of books. Keep in mind that in most cases the printed version is still better the film but this list is for films that have done a great job at capturing the spirit of the novel or are just purely entertaining. So enjoy and let the fun begin:)
12 The Client
10 Breakfast at Tiffany's
9 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
8 The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was required reading for many of us during high school. However, reading this novel never felt like a chore and I was not only impressed by the book but it also quickly became a favourite of mine. Once, my high school English teacher allowed us to watch the film adaptation of the book as a treat and I was immediately sucked right into the world of Jay Gatsby (originally James Gatz). The film was shot so beautifully - almost like you were dreaming the whole thing up. I was captivated by Robert Redford's portrayal of Gatsby and there was great chemistry between him and Daisy Buchanan (played by Mia Farrow). Although this great story has been adapted to film many times over, this rendition remains my favourite.