Adaptations where the FILM is better than the book?
I don't know about you guys but I believe for the most part books tend to be better than their adaptations. It's not because I'm a literary snob, in fact far from it but I just think that a book translated into a 90-minute visual medium tends to lose things along the way. Doesn't mean the film is bad but when it's two pieces of art put next to each other, the book version and the film version, I get the impression that the book version tends to tell the story better.
Where is this NOT the case? Which films are better than the book version?
Obviously we can get into a massive discussion about the question being irrelevant because you can't compare two different mediums so casually and that film versions simply can't top the original because being better than original is impossible* but what the hey!
Fight Club I think could be a contender but it's tricky. I think I tells the story in a really interesting way and definitely comes out very successfully but I like the book a lot too. Would probably reach for the film if given the choice though.
(*dunno, works for Lucozade Orange)