to the many film versions of his novel?
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 (+) to I Could Sit Through This Again (++++)
~"To Kill A Mockingbird" ++++
~ 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 ++++
~ "Of Mice and Men": 1939 ++ and 1992 +++
~ "A Christmas Carol"; not a fan of the film versions, but the 1984 television version with George C. Scott as Scrooge gets a +++