18 December 2008

Let us have lists

As we have said before, we love a list.

So here are our Top Ten book characters who have successfully made the transition from page to screen:

1: Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride
2: Mr Darcy from Pride & Prejudice
3: Holiday Golightly, Travelling from Breakfast at Tiffany's
4: Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird
5: Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs
6: Dan Humphrey from Gossip Girl
7: Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones's Diary
8: Ponyboy Curtis from The Outsiders
9: Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables
10: The vampire Lestat from Interview with the Vampire

*Honourable mentions to:
Aragorn from Lord of the Rings,
Kurtz from Heart of Darkness (Apocalypse Now)
Dickie Greenleaf from The Talented Mr Ripley
Rick Deckard from Do Androids Dream, of Electric Sheep (Blade Runner)
Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter series

Who's on your list?


Unknown said...

Onoes! Not Ron Weasley!

I didn't really go for him in the movies, unfortunately. Professor Umbridge on the other hand... probably one of the best villains I've ever read/watched! Chilling! Infuriating! Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Can't forget Atreyu, the child warrior, from The Neverending Story. Though that's taking me back a while. Glad they didn't keep his blue skin for the screen, but everything else was perfect.
Briony from Atonement would be on my Honourable Mention list.

Ariel said...

Scarlett O'Hara from Gone With the Wind

Jo March from Little Women

I love the novella and the film of Breakfast at Tiffany's, but not sure if the character survived the transition - she was pretty transformed in the film, as was the ending. Would never have guessed that Audrey Hepburn's call girl with a heart of gold was the original Pretty Woman if you hadn't read the book, too.

A latte beckons said...

I nominate Severus Snape (alan Rickman, yum yum).

Also Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, from All Creatures Great and Small.

Nicki Greenberg said...

Johnny Depp as Hunter S Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Enid from Ghost World. Actually, I think the film Enid was even better.

Mona in the Tales of the City mini-series.

Maybe I am the only freak who didn't like the movie of Breakfast at Tiffany's (but loved the book). I can't even hear Moon River without my teeth starting to hurt.