Are you looking for a good time over the weekend? Why not grab a copy of the following top ten books that made into movies and enjoy the leisure of watching your favorite characters come to life in the eyes of directors and producers.
Stephen King is known as one of the masters of horror novels. Most, if not all of his novels, were considered best sellers including Carrie. This was made into a film by director Brian de Palma and starred Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. It is a masterpiece on its own and received a domestic gross of $33,800,000, an amount extremely big during its opening on November 3, 1976. There are rumors that a remake of this movie starring Chloe Moretz is said to be released in the near future, so you may wish to see the original or read the novel before it hits the big screen once again.
The Hunger Games
This movie was released in the first quarter of this year and was able to set a record of $67.3 million on its opening day. It is highly praised by movie critics. The actors were applauded for their superb acting skill earning her a nomination as Best Actress in the Academy Award. The movie has been released in Blu-ray and DVD on August 18, 2012 so you would most likely find a copy of it through most online stores.
There are numerous novels written by Nicholas Sparks that made it into the big screen, but this particular story sent everyone believing in love. After watching it in the big screen, many considered it necessary to go read the pages of the novel to see it in full detail. They were not disappointed because Director Nick Cassavetes made an excellent job with the movie.
Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown has been acclaimed in the literary genre because of his interesting and mystifying novels. It remained Number 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list and the movie did great as well. If you failed to watch this due to numerous commitments, then you should not let the opportunity to purchase an original copy pass you buy. Moreover, you would love Tom Hanks portrayal of Robert Langdon, as he takes you into a journey to the world of religious conspiracies.
Although only an adaptation of the best seller created by Peter Benchley, those who have watched this film in the big screen can still recall the terror brought by Steven Spielberg to moviegoers. The actors did an excellent job in portraying the emotions of the characters, which makes it one of the best films ever made to date. News of a possible remake by Universal Studios has circulated in the early months of 2010, but it still remains a rumor until now. In any case, you can watch the genius of Spielberg in this film at the comfort of your own house by buying a copy of it online.
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Shaiya Ong is an avid reader, critic, and freelance writer for All About Famous, a site dedicated for anything famous.