This is the list of film adaptations where I watched the film first, then read the book.
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Little Children
A story about suburban women and men trying to live out their seemingly boring lives during a summer. From the breakdown of marriages and adultery to the neighbourhood watch and pedophiles returning home. By Tom Perrotta, who has the amazing ability to take something mundane and make it incredibly hard to put down. The film concentrated heavily on the affiar between a stay at home Dad and a reluctant mother, as well as the recently released pedophile back into the neighbourhood. The film is good but the book is by far much better. A character that appears for seconds in the film is actually one of the four main ones in the book and her balance is quite important. The ending is also more relaxed in the book too, shocking truths are told but no one reacts and perfect.
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4. The Princess Bride
5. Suite Francaise
As I mentioned in my March Watch List, I was/am obsessed with this story set in France 1940, in a small town outside Paris when a German regiment arrives. An officer is billeted with Lucille and her cold Mother-in-law. At first a forbidden attraction, then love blossoms between the German and Lucille but there are bigger issues happening in the town and country. The film was beautiful, the lead characters so painfully subtle in their affection, the ending was just so vexing. The book or books I should say were different. I wanted to read it in the hope that there was more not included in the film. I read 'Dolce' but not 'Storm in June'. I was rather upset with book by the end as it was more unsatisfying an end than the film. Where both have merits, they both have tragic ends that are not really concluded.