Monday, November 26, 2012

Fifteen top film adaptations of literary classics

For The Daily Beast, Jimmy So named fifteen top film adaptations of literary classics, including:
Sense and Sensibility by Ang Lee

With only six novels to consume, it is no surprise that we always want more Jane Austen, and the thirst spills into films. Every year an Englishman or two invariably makes an attempt on the hand of Ms. Austen, and Mr. Wright did a good enough job in 2005. But it is a Taiwanese who has presented the most faithful and handsome Austen ever, because in the case of Jane you really do need to get out of her way and let her songlike sentences sing while you simply try not to mess it up with too much interference. Persuading Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant helps.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Sense and Sensibility is on John Mullan's list of ten of the best wills in literature and Sam Baker's top ten list of literary stepmothers.

--Marshal Zeringue