Propogating what might become a meme,and is really just ganked from kottke: the list of the 50 best book to film adaptations as decreed by The Guardian. Like kottke, I’ve marked which I’ve read the book and which I’ve seen the movie:

1. [B] 1984
2. [B] Alice in Wonderland
3. American Psycho
4. [BM] Breakfast at Tiffany’s
5. Brighton Rock
6. [BM] Catch 22
7. [BM] Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
8. [BM] A Clockwork Orange
9. Close Range (inc Brokeback Mountain)
10. The Day of the Triffids
11. Devil in a Blue Dress
12. [BM] Different Seasons (inc The Shawshank Redemption)
13. [M] Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (aka Bladerunner)
14. [M] Doctor Zhivago
15. [BM] Empire of the Sun
16. The English Patient
17. [M] Fight Club
18. The French Lieutenant’s Woman
19. [M] Get Shorty
20. [M] The Godfather
21. [M] Goldfinger
22. [BM] Wiseguys (aka Goodfellas)
23. [BM] Heart of Darkness (aka Apocalypse Now)
24. The Hound of the Baskervilles
25. [M] Jaws
26. [BM] The Jungle Book
27. A Kestrel for a Knave (aka Kes)
28. [M] LA Confidential
29. [M] Les Liaisons Dangereuses
30. [M] Lolita
31. [B] Lord of the Flies
32. [M] The Maltese Falcon
33. [B] Oliver Twist
34. [BM] One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
35. Orlando
36. The Outsiders
37. Pride and Prejudice
38. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
39. The Railway Children
40. [M] Rebecca
41. The Remains of the Day
42. [M] Schindler’s Ark (aka Schindler’s List)
43. [M] Sin City
44. [M] The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
45. The Talented Mr Ripley
46. Tess of the D’Urbervilles
47. [BM] To Kill a Mockingbird
48. [M] Trainspotting
49. The Vanishing
50. Watership Down

.: I miss Isla Vista. I would sell my soul for a burrito from TA's right now. (via tony pierce)

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