Books and Beyond: From page to screen
On this week's Books and Beyond, Karen and Louisa talk about the best, worst and most memorable film adaptations from books and their picks for this year's New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF).
- Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx. Also available on DVD
- Hunger by Knut Hamsun; translation and afterword by Robert Bly; with an introduction by Paul Auster. Learn more about the 1966 film adaptation on the NZIFF website.
- Breath by Tim Winton. Currently screening at the NZIFF and will also be released on DVD later this year.
Movie adaptations authors weren't happy with after their release
- "My Foolish Heart" was adapted from J. D. Salinger's short story "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" from Nine Stories.
- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
- The Shining by Stephen King.
- Breakfast at Tiffany's: a short novel and three stories by Truman Capote.
- In Cold Blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences by Truman Capote.
- Based on Gerald Clarke's biography, Capote
- Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, also available as an eAudiobook, read by Orson Welles.
- 1982 cult movie Blade Runner: the director's cut was based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do androids dream of electric sheep?
Louisa and Karen's favourite book to movie adaptations
- Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones. The 2012 film based on the book was shot in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, and also around several Auckland locations, including Glendowie College.
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Adapted for the screen and directed by David Lean, the 1946 movie starred John Mills, Jean Simmons and Alec Guinness.
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