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Weekly Geeks: Film Adaptations


Here’s my answer to this week’s Weekly Geeks Question, which can be found here.


I have a couple of favorite movie/TV (I’m expanding this theme a bit) adaptations. First is the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. I originally bought this in 2002, and I’ve gone through two more copies of the DVD since then (including the 10th anniversary one with that gorgeous green box. There’s just something really comforting about watching that adaptation of Pride and Prejudice; it’s done so well, and it really stays true to the book (granted, some things are changed, but the spirit of the book is still there).


Another favorite film adaptation of a book is 84, Charing Cross Road, with Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins. Really good acting combined with a great story; it, too, stays close to the intent of the original book.


I do also love Bridget Jones's Diary, which is cute and charming and very funny (sense a Colin Firth theme going here?).

Comments

Kristen M. said…
I have the pretty Pride and Prejudice box too. :)

I just re-watched 84, Charing Cross Road a few weeks ago now that I have read the book and I really did appreciate it so much more. It was sweet and she was so saucy and I loved it.
pussreboots said…
I've only seen two Colin Firth things and they're not on your list. My post is here.
Icedream said…
Love your choices, I agree with them all. I was surprised that I enjoyed the Bridget Jones movie (the first one) as much as I did because I really loved the book and didn't think they could pull it off as well as they did.
Kristen said…
I'll have to check out the Anthony Hopkins film, it's one I haven't seen (I'm sure its fabulous)
whereisrikki said…
I also talk about the BBC series of P&P, how fun! It is the best ever, I don't know how often I've seen it - countless times.
The BBC Pride and Prejudice was one of my picks too. :)
Hadn't heard of 84, Charing Cross previously, but love both Bannecroft and Hopkins.
Memory said…
I didn't know there was a film version of 84 CHARRING CROSS ROAD. I feel like I hear about that book everywhere I go these days.

I also loved the Bridget Jones film. (The first one; the second one didn't do as much for me). My mother and I went to see it at IMax as part of a charity fundraiser, and it was awesome.
Dreamybee said…
I liked both versions of Bridget Jones's Diary too. I haven't seen or read 84, Charing Cross Road, but how can you go wrong with Anthony Hopkins?

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