Novels and short stories are being adapted in movies all the time. It’s been a trend ever since the first motion pictures were made. Some have been done incredibly well – Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series spring to mind. However, some have been done very, very badly. Those are the ones we’re after in this list.
There is a magic to live theater that many believe cannot be interpreted successfully into a film. However, there are a number of movies that happily prove critics wrong when they are done well and adapted properly to the new medium.
When the writer, director and performers understand that there is a fundamental difference between putting on a play and creating a movie, magic can truly occur.
Stephen King is regarded as one of the greatest authors of modern times. His stories, which cover a large set of genres, have captivated hundreds of millions of readers over the last few decades, and turned him into a true household name. He’s most well-known for his horror novels, many of which have remained bestsellers to this day.
The film industry has been around for over a century, and it’s given rise to a unique spectrum of quality that just about every movie ever made can neatly fit in to. There are some films, such as The Green Mile, Citizen Kane and The Shawshank Redemption that are almost without reproach, offering brilliant storytelling, excellent acting, and memorable moments that define good moviemaking in the perfect package.
Time travel is a plot device used in countless forms of media, often because it allows the writers to change and reroute the story as much as they want without any real consequences, which means that it’s fairly easy to find a time travel theme in bad films. At the same time, when done correctly, time travel can used to create a unique, compelling story that has the viewer second-guessing everything that’s being shown to them.
The Twilight Saga is a series of movies that captured the hearts of many (and turned many others vehemently against it). It launched the highly successful careers of Kristen Stewart (who plays Bella Swan) and Robert Pattinson (who played Edward Cullen).
The film industry has always been something of a mixed bag; where they’ve released some of the worst movies ever made alongside some of the most successful.
Films that have completely flopped at the box office released in the same year as franchises that have pulled in billions of dollars across the world.
World War II is considered by most war historians to be the bloodiest war of all time, with an estimated 30 to 50 million people losing their lives during the conflict. It was a time of technological and military revolution that saw the entire world fall into chaos for a number of years, and much of the damage that was caused took decades to repair.
Action has been one of the most popular genres of film since around the late 1970s, and it’s proven over and over again that it’s a genre that the audience will continue to flock to. Action films can encompass a wide range of different themes, from classic explosion-laden 80s flicks, to the more modern superhero movies that have taken the box office by storm in the last few years.