Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sixteen book-to-movie adaptations that Oscar loved

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Joel Cunningham tagged sixteen book-to-movie adaptations that won Academy Awards, including:
The English Patient (1996)

For some reason, Anthony Minghella’s Best Picture winner is regarded as a bit of a joke these days (I blame Elaine from Seinfeld), but I still think it’s about as successful a streamlining of Michael Ondaatje’s glorious novel (one of my all-time favorites) as we were ever likely to see.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The English Patient also made Pico Iyer's top five list of books on crossing cultures, John Mullan's list of ten of the best deserts in literature and Jane Ciabattari's list of five masterpiece stories that worked as films.

--Marshal Zeringue