Never let it be said that the people in the film industry aren’t a rum bunch: rather than think of their own films to bring to the silver screen (does anybody still call it that?), they just let authors pen their finely crafted words and stories and then turn those into motion pictures (does anybody still call it that?). Like we said, a rum bunch.
Thankfully, not every book they adapt is Bridget Jones’s Diary, as this list of 40 of the best film adaptations demonstrates.
Some remain faithful to the writer’s original book; some take the source material into previously unimagined areas. All, however, are utterly brilliant.