9. Ghost in the Shell
I haven't actually seen this one yet but I've heard great things about it. The manga it's based on is incredible.
8. Girl, Interrupted
Angelina Jolie was AMAZING!
7. Brokeback Mountain
A major milestone in LGBT film.
6. Schindler's List
Literally one of the greatest movies of all time.
5. The Shining
4. The Gangs of New York
Not many people know this, but The Gangs of New York was originally a 1928 nonfiction book by Herbert Asbury.
3. True Blood
Okay, it's a TV show not a movie, but I love it and it's way better than the books. I tried to read the first one, Dead Before Dark, but found the writing so mediocre I couldn't even finish it.
2. Interview with the Vampire
Says Anne Rice herself on Amazon.com:
The film took me back even further, into the soul that had exposed itself inthe writing. Darkness. No grace. No salvation. The film got it. It got "the glamor of evil" and that darkness, that hopelessness, that despair. It is -- and I say this now as a film buff -- a great film. Forget me. Forget the book. It's a piece of sublime work in which genius "happened" as it can in film when great directors like Neil Jordan, and great actors, and great professional on all levels are giving it everything that they can -- when they have but one goal and that is to be true to something in which the author was true to himself or herself. It worked. It's magic. And now ten years later people are discovering it. They are sharing that sublime vision. I'm thankful; I'm happy; I'm proud to have been part of it. I'm grateful. And I hope David Geffen knows. I hope he knows how the world values that film. He did that. I hope he's proud.
1. Lord of the Rings
Book-to-movie adaptations I would like to see (in no particular order):
Orlando (That's a movie?!)
City of Bones (Upcoming adaptation of the first book of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series.)
Blade Runner (Loosely based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
Dagon (Based on H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," my favorite of his stories.)
At the Mountains of Madness (Upcoming Lovecraft adaptation directed by Guillermo del Toro!)
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