Movie Adaptations of Books

Guy Portman's Blog

This week’s blog post is about books that inspired great films and others that perhaps should have remained in print form only.  Of course this is a highly subjective matter and these are merely suggestions on my part.

Books that made great films

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk


Book Synopsis: Every Sunday during the early hours men congregate to fight one-on-one in basements and car lots.  These disenfranchised young men were brought up with absent fathers and fed on a diet of mass media that led them to believe they would be superstars.

The Film: Released in 1999, the film starred Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter.  Fight Club was nothing if not controversial and the the critics loved and hated it in equal measure.

Summary:  There is no doubt that Chuck Palahniuk’s dark, menacing, brutal and nihilistic creation was not to all readers liking.  However there are…

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