The 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel
Original French title, "Les Trois Mousquetaires". Would Monsieur Dumas say très bien or très désagréable
to the many film versions of his novel?
Ever the entertainer, my MOTH.
I admit to having broken my book-but-not the-movie rule, several times actually. The 1985 film version of "Out of Africa" for instance. It's my favorite screen adaptation of a book. I read the memoir written by Isak Dinesen, pen name used by Danish author Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke ,
(1885 –1962), years before the film and was so taken by her writing I had to see the movie. Hollywood's depiction of the grandeur of Kenya would likely be the closest I'd ever get to the country.
Some of the other book-and-movie pairings I broke my rule for are below. They're "rated" from:
Should've Stuck To My Rule
I Could Sit Through This Again (!!!!)
~ the "Twilight" series !!!
~ "Misery" (S. King) !!!!
~ "Papillon" !!!!
~ "Jane Eyre" !!, !!! and !!!! (several film versions since the first one in 1943 with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine)
~ at least one of the 21 film versions of Jane Austen's 6 most well known novels (that's got to be a movie adaptation record)
! to !!!!
Jane Austen....would she embrace the directors and producers of the film versions of her novels or be a naysayer of their works?
~ "Of Mice and Men"
1939 !! and 1992 !!!
~ "A Christmas Carol"; not a fan of the film versions I've seen, but I the 1984 television version with George C. Scott as Scrooge gets a !!!