July 10, 2010
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and though I greatly respect the social significance and impact of the book, I have always felt that the Gregory Peck film outshone the printed version. This is a rare occurrence for me, the only other films that I feel are better than their original books are the first two films in the Godfather series.
This week I am giving away the recently published 50th anniversary edition of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird along with a DVD of the film so that you can make your own comparisons.
To enter the contest, leave a comment in this post with the name of a movie that was better than the book, or feel free to answer "none" if you feel that books are always better than their film adaptations.
The winner will receive the following prizes:
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight CT Friday evening (July 16th).
also at Largehearted Boy:
52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading series)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)