5 best book-to-screen adaptations

5 best book-to-screen adaptations

Gone With The Wind (Drama)
Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize-winner, following the life of Scarlet O’Hara during the American Civil War, was immortalised on screen and became a grandiose hit.

The color purple (Drama)
Novelist Alice Walker’s tale of a young African-American woman during the 1930s was brought to screen by Steven Spielberg, scooping 11 Oscar nominations.

The godfather (Action-drama)
Writer Mario Puzo himself assisted Francis Ford Coppola for the screenplay of this classic that revolves around an Italian mob boss’s son who takes over the business.

Sense & Sensibility (Romance)
Ang Lee’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s first published novel remained faithful to the mores of the early 19th century and had a wonderful cast of actors.

Schindler's List (War drama)
A film based on author Thomas Keneally’s novel, the film told the tale of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who employed 1,200 Jews sentenced to death.

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