The live-action display of famous novels on the big screen is a long tradition of the entertainment industry. For most book-to-movie adaptations, writers usually make minor changes or completely deviate from the main story. But for some, they prefer to stick to the original story to do justice to the material source.
Loyal fans of the books and movies will certainly pay attention to the smallest details. This is why both directors and screenwriters make sure to deliver an entertaining film without compromising its true nature. Without further ado, here are some of the most accurate film adaptations:
Under the spell of the Ring
Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning film brought a whole new fantasy realm that changed the world of cinematography. From the beautiful locations, beautiful costumes and spectacular cast, Under the spell of the Ring remains a classic tale passed down from one generation to the next.
The film perfectly handled the small but important details of Middle-earth on the big screen. Overall, this epic fantasy is always a joy to watch and come back every now and then.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Based on CS Lewis’s children’s fantasy novel, The Chronicles of Narnia follows the journey of four Pevensie siblings as they discover and navigate the world of Narnia. It is a magical realm where they will find themselves in an adventure of a lifetime.
The film received good reviews and the acting performances are phenomenal. It has the perfect combination of dark and light elements that represent the power of good and evil. Like it Under the spell of the Ring, this fantasy film is a classic audience favorite.
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare’s famous play has had several book-to-movie adaptations with each director’s own twist. Apparently the one with Leonardo DiCaprio remains the most well known to the public, both the older and younger generations. But there’s also the 2013 version with Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth, which is surprisingly good.
The modern version of Romeo and Juliet captures the beauty of Elizabethan drama, with its Shakespearean language preserved in the script. The performances of both actors were excellent and memorable.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
The modern live-action movies depicting the famous gothic monster Dracula can never beat Francis Ford Coppola’s classic film. Based on Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula is known as one of the most celebrated characters in the world of horror fiction.
The entire cast gave their own characters rights. Despite being a romantic love story, the elements of ghost and terror are still ubiquitous in the film.
In this psychological suspense thriller, we follow the story of US Marshal Teddy Daniels as he navigates the fortress-like asylum on a remote island. Many terrible things are happening within the walls of the hospital and it is up to him to face his own fears and discover the truth about himself.
While this is a fictional work, the film gave absolute justice to the book and most accurately portrayed mental illness and how it is viewed by the public.