What’s Your Favorite “Book to Film”?

We asked the Read It Forward community on Facebook, “What’s your favorite book-to-film adaption?”

An overwhelming majority of RIFers named To Kill a Mockingbird as their favorite.

“I think the most dramatic moment in cinema history is when Finch walks out of the courtroom head bowed, defeated,” says RIFer Zed’s Aunt. “As he passes the gallery rises and then the minister says, (I’m paraphrasing here) ‘Scout your father is passing.’ There is something about that scene that brings me to tears.”

RIFer Cecilia E. agrees. “Perfect adaptation and screenplay, impeccable casting. They really did the book justice and the interpretation from novel to movie was flawless. Still one of my all-time favorites (both versions).”

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“I taught the book and film together every year to my ninth grade English classes and NEVER got tired of it! It was full of many wonderful lessons,” says RIFer Kay H. “I’d read the first few chapters aloud to them, and I believe most were hooked by then and read it all the way through.”

What’s your favorite book-to-film adaptation? Leave a comment!

About Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

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