My very favorite adaptation has to be The Princess Bride by William Goldman. The book is simply phenomenal and I really thought the movie did a great job of telling the story.
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the "S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the "good parts" reached his ears.
Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
What's it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.
In short, it's about everything.
I really love the book and yes, it is a little different from the movie.Still the movie can stand alone & it gets all the important parts across, which I think is very important. It's so well cast, too. You really can't help but love it. If you have not seen this movie, you MUST remedy that immediately! Trust me!
This is definitely my most treasured movie adaptation from a book ever, what's yours?