Many blockbuster movies owe much of their glory to the publishing industry. If not for the popularity gained by the following books, it would have not been possible for the majority of the public to realize their existence. Let’s look at some of the popular movies based on book and explore the magic behind its success in the movie industry.
The Lord of the Rings
This would probably be one most loved book transformed into a movie. It is not solely because of the alluring character of Legolas (Orlando Bloom), but simply because of the depth of the film. It speaks of the natural tendency of man to be frail and its struggle to fight his own dark side. Nevertheless, the directorial skill of Peter Jackson, who has won numerous awards in the Academy, and the award winning visual effects of the movie is enough to bring to life the character you portrayed in the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Message in a Bottle
Nicholas Film has many novels brought to life in the big screen, but one of the first, if not the first novel, that made him popular with movie fanatics is the movie casting Kevin Costner and Robin Wright Penn. Luis Mandoki sincerely captivated the emotions of the characters in this tragic love story. It brought tears to many audience and those who have read the book are very much satisfied with how he managed to stay true to its story line. Since you fell in love with this movie, there is no reason why you wouldn’t love other movies based on his novels like The Notebook and A Walk to Remember.
Although it is based on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Alex Finn added a twist to this modern fairy tale through his novel “Beastly. This is one of the very first films created by CBS. Although it received both positive and negative views, the prosthetics done with Alex Pettyfer is enough reason for anyone to applaud the efforts of the team who brought it to the big screen. The acting of the characters is well applauded and is one of the best books ever transformed into a movie.
The DaVinci Code
Similarly, this book written by Dan Brown was critically condemned by some Catholic countries including the Philippines. It was hailed as a heretic book and thus the movie not widely accepted. Nevertheless, those who have watched the film appreciate the fictional depiction of the author in relation to the alleged secret organization Opus Dei and its quest of the Holy Grail. It is a modern thrilling movie anyone with an open-mind is sure to enjoy.
The Chronicles of Narnia
This is one of the novels that you should let your children watch. It is a great way to introduce them to film and book analysis. Try to help them find allegory in the film without making it too much of a bore for them. Let them choose one of the characters and introduce character analysis to sharpen their critical intelligence. It is one of the films many teachers have asked their students to watch. If you were a student when this debuted in the big screen, then you must have been one of those who did watch it not only for entertainment, but also for the sake of education.
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