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Screen adaptations we liked as much as the books they’re based on

Sometimes book adaptations to the screen inspire the same as literary works themselves. Some films shot inspired by classics or bestsellers win over the viewer from the first minutes. Her characters, for a moment, become our best friends and the atmosphere attracts so much that you want to lose yourself in it.

We could not ignore these spectacular films that are as worthy of public attention as the novels on which they are based. As a bonus, we’ll make you happy with the screen adaptation in the form of series of iconic literary works.

My Cousin Rachel (2017)

 

13 Adaptaciones a la pantalla que nos gustaron tanto como los libros en las que están basadas

It is a screen adaptation of the detective novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. Phillip (Sam Claflin) is very attached to his adoptive father Ambrose. During his trip to Italy, Ambrose meets Rachel (Rachel Weisz), his distant relative, marries her and soon dies. Phillip is certain that this cunning beauty killed her guardian to receive an imposing inheritance. The character fine-tunes a plan for revenge, but soon realizes that he has fallen in love with Rachel.

IMDb rating: 6.0

Small Country: An African Childhood (2020)

 

13 Adaptaciones a la pantalla que nos gustaron tanto como los libros en las que están basadas

The novel by young musician Gaël Faye was translated into more than 30 languages and was nominated for almost every prestigious French award. Gabriel, 10, has a French father and a Rwandan refugee mother. They live in Burundi, in a prosperous part of the city. The boy tries not to notice the parental quarrels and does not understand what his beautiful mother is so afraid of, who begs her husband to take her family to France as soon as possible.

Release date: 2020

Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

 

13 Adaptaciones a la pantalla que nos gustaron tanto como los libros en las que están basadas

The film is based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Left on the brink of poverty after his father’s death, the young and innocent Nicholas Nickleby is employed as a teacher at one of England’s most depressing private schools under pressure from his cynical and pragmatic uncle. So begin the dangers, plot twists, and ups and downs in young Nickleby’s adventures.

IMDb rating: 7.1

Two Women (2014)

 

13 Adaptaciones a la pantalla que nos gustaron tanto como los libros en las que están basadas

A tenacious young woman whose husband is a wealthy landowner falls in love with her own son’s guardian. The film is based on Ivan Turgenev’s play A Month in the Field. Ralph Fiennes spoke all his lines in Russian during filming. But still he couldn’t get rid of his accent; however, with Fiennes’ consent, his character’s voice was dubbed by a Russian actor.

IMDb rating: 6.3

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

 

13 Adaptaciones a la pantalla que nos gustaron tanto como los libros en las que están basadas

A tenacious young woman whose husband is a wealthy landowner falls in love with her own son’s guardian. The film is based on Ivan Turgenev’s play A Month in the Field. Ralph Fiennes spoke all his lines in Russian during filming. But still he couldn’t get rid of his accent; however, with Fiennes’ consent, his character’s voice was dubbed by a Russian actor.

IMDb rating: 6.3

Have you seen these screen adaptations? Which ones did you like the same or much more than the books?

 

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