30 Day Book Challenge: Day 19 — Favorite Book Turned into a Movie

Lots of my favorite books have been turned into movies, but my favorite film adaptation is:

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (book, film)

image

Never in my life have I seen such a true adaptation. I read the book and loved it; I saw the movie and loved it. I don’t like everything they do, but the Coen brothers blew me away on this one. Watching the movie actually feels like reading the book— Cormac McCarthy’s descriptions of landscape and mood translate perfectly into a visual masterpiece. The book is not a happy one, but it is mesmerizing; it has a bizarre storyline and even more bizarre characters, played flawlessly by Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. I highly recommend both book and film.

Curious about the rest of my answers? Find a list of them here.

One comment on “30 Day Book Challenge: Day 19 — Favorite Book Turned into a Movie

  1. ONLY for adults. Really, you ought to mention that…it’s just wrenchingly and weirdly violent! But yes, this was an amazing adaptation; I made it to the end, however, because of Tommy Lee Jones…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.