10 Books Made Into Classic Films That You Should Read

7 Feb

Today is the 199th birthday of Charles Dickens, and as you probably know his works have been the inspiration of many our most-beloved films. Throughout the history of film, adaptions of classic literature have produced many our most classic films (and some terrible ones, too). Still, as any indolent student of literature can tell you, there’s always something in the book that doesn’t make it to the movie. So to honor Mr. Dicken’s (near)bicentennial here are 10 classic films based on classic works of literature that are definitely worth reading, too.

1.Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

 

2.Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl

Even more twisted and dark than the film, and the children are quite naughty.

3.Out Of Africa
Isac Dinesen

Holden Caulfield recommends it.

4.To Kill A Mocking Bird
Harper Lee

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. Yup.

5.A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess

Reading Nadsat is an experience of its own.

6.The Godfather
Mario Puzo

In the book there’s a whole story about Lucy Mancini.


8.Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov

Read it for Humbert’s ‘wanted poem‘ alone.

9.Heart Of Darkness
Joseph Conrad


The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealth, the germs of empires.


10.Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

After a fall such as this,  you shall think nothing of tumbling downstairs

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One Response to “10 Books Made Into Classic Films That You Should Read”

  1. Allison Rizk February 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    How did Sex and the City miss this list? Candace Bushnell for President 2012.

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