Your thoughts on the films that outshine their sources

It’s been quite a day for Late Reviewer, with an incredible response to our social media experiment – thanks so much to everyone who took part!

Following our Quick Read on movie adaptations that improved on their source novels, we took to Twitter to ask anyone who felt like taking part which films they’d add to the list.

The suggestions are below and in no particular order, but if nothing else, maybe they’ll help steer you towards some reading or viewing in future.

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3 Times The Book vs Movie Debate Was Won By The Movie

It’s an argument as old as cinema itself… well, pretty much – can a movie ever be as good as or better than the book it’s based on?

From early cinema’s adaptations (official and otherwise), of Dracula and Frankenstein, through the Bond franchise adding Fleming’s titles to their own stories, right up to the Marvel Cinematic Universe adjusting the themes of comics to suit their own success, viewers have been complaining “the films are never as good as the book” for the best part of a century now.

But are they always right? We here at Late Reviewer reckon there are some pretty clear examples where the adaptation has improved on the source material… and here are three of them.

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