I’ve recently learned that the U.K. Stylist has some great stuff – other than fashion tips and beauty products.
Check out their Top 100 list of films adapted from books here. Among those with which I agree are:
The Godfather (1973)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (2005)
Here’s their Top 100 list of the best opening lines of novels. Here are the ones that I love that did not make my list:
“You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.” – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818)
“If you were going to give a gold medal to the least delightful person on Earth, you would have to give that medal to a person named Carmelita Spats, and if you didn’t give it to her, Carmelita Spats was the sort of person who would snatch it from your hands anyway.” – Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Austere Academy (Book the Fifth) (2000)
That Lemony Snicket quote reminds me of the opening line to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: “There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”
Lastly, here is their Top 100 list of ending book lines. I like several of their selections, including:
“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.” – E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web (1952)
“‘God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world,’ whispered Anne softly.” - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (1908)
Finally, today Shhh… Mommy’s Blogging posted a Top Five Movies Based on Books list, complete with movie trailers! Love it, and recommend checking it out here.