So, what's your opinion on movies made from books?
When I was a youngster, I wanted the movies not only to match the storyline of the books they were taken from, but I also wanted them to exactly match the images I had in my head.
Now that I'm older, I realize that some books needed to be changed in order to make for good movies, and that some books translated better into movies than others.
Some favorites of mine are:
The Jack Ryan movies from Tom Clancy's books.
The earliest John Grisham movies, A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client. His later books and the movies made from them don't do much for me.
The Lord of the Rings movies. :)
The Cadfael series from the BBC.
Lonesome Dove (and the following books/movies in the series)
Giant, by Edna Ferber
How about you? Do you have any movies from books that you love? Any that you don't love so much?