The most popular films made based on novels
Today, the film adaptation of popular books are not uncommon. It has long been a world divided between those who love to read books, and those who prefer to learn the story of the best-selling movies. But, unfortunately, the film adaptation of the book does not always meet the expectations of the audience, and read much more interesting, especially if you have a rich imagination.
We offer a list of the most popular films, which is based on not less popular novels.
"The Great Gatsby"
This gem of American literature from the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald filmed several times. For the first time a film with the same name was released in 1974. The role of the lover of Gatsby and Daisy in it played by Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. The second time the novel was made into a movie in 2013, and the main role in it played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.
This is a favorite with many character was created by Ian Fleming in 1953. During the entire existence of the film, James Bond was played by seven actors. But a favorite among all certainly became Sean Connery.
"Gone with the Wind"
The admirers of Margaret Mitchell's best-selling not only loved the book, but also the on-screen characters who perfectly played by Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Incidentally, producer David O. Selznick had to try to persuade Gable to take on this role. It took him two whole years. And the role of the protagonist auditioned over 1,400 actresses.
The book about the young wizard Harry Potter has allowed a single mother J. K. Rowling has become one of the richest women in the world. Her seven books about the Hogwarts magic school are very popular, as well as its film adaptation.
No one had heard of Setfanii Mayer until she wrote a book about the love of a girl and a vampire. Adaptation of the novel brought immense popularity actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, starring in the lead roles.
"Life of Pi"
Could someone think about it, once released film adaptation of Yann Martel's novel "Life of Pi". But the director Ang Lee has not only made a film about a boy and a tiger, but has received for his work as much as four Oscar.
"All the President's Men"
Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman played the role perfectly reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward in the film about Uotergeystkom scandal, filmed by a documentary book.
"The Lord of the Rings"
The Book of John. R. R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" became a bestseller immediately after publication. During its existence it has gone through more than one screen version, but the most successful of these was the trilogy, Peter Jackson Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins.
"The Hunger Games"
Admirers of Susan Collins in one sitting swallow all the books of the trilogy "The Hunger Games." Now they can enjoy two films already, and on the way the third part of an exciting story.
This is not the first book of Stephen book, which was filmed, but, without a doubt, one of the most successful and popular. Perhaps because of Jack Nicholson, who played superbly gone mad writer Torreensa Jack.
"The Da Vinci Code"
The peak of popularity of the book of Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" fell in 2003. And in 2006, the film became a bestseller, starring starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou.
Grisham legal thriller "company" became a movie in 1993. The main role in it played by Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman.
In 1974, it was hard to imagine that there may be something worse than the novel by Peter Benchley's "Jaws". It turns out that it can. Film based on the book in 1975, scared a lot of people.
At the heart of the novel by Michael Crichton is the history of the hero's journey in a theme park with living dinosaurs. All scales of the current disaster viewers were able to evaluate the film, shot in 1993 in this novel.
"The hunt for the" Red October "
War drama "The Hunt for" Red October "in 1984 was a book, and in 1990 became a thriller with Sean Connery in the lead role.
"The Bourne Identity"
Robert Landlem in his creation "The Bourne Identity" perfectly ordered way the main character of Jason Bourne. And Matt Damon is perfectly recreated the image on the screen in all four films of the series.
"Flying over Cuckoo's Nest"
The film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" with Jack Nicholson, filmed on the eponymous book by Ken Kesey, was awarded five Oscars, which suggests that the audience and the film academy appreciated this creation.