What movie have you seen that actually (gasp!) improved on the book?
I like how positive they are, so I will try not to spend this entire post loudly complaining about blonde girls playing brunette characters (Shirley Temple and Liesel Matthews, I'm looking at you guys. Sara Crewe did. not. have. blonde. ringlets.)
Instead, I'll talk about a trend I've noticed--the weirder and more whimsical the book, the more I love the movie.
So, naturally, a few of my favorites are adaptations of Roald Dahl books.
3) My winner today is surprisingly not a Roald Dahl adaptation. It's an Ian Fleming adaptation. "Oh," you're thinking, "one of the James Bond movies, huh? Interesting, interesting--"
It's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
AND HEY GUESS WHO WROTE THE SCREENPLAY: