I was excited to see this challenge hosted by Two Dollar Cinema where to participate, simply choose the top 4 of anything cinematic and explain why it should be carved into the side of a mountain forever. Remember, these are real people carved into imaginary rock - so choose wisely! I decided to chose the best book to movie adaptations, and since this is Mount Rushmore I have to pick faces from these movies to go on the mountain. By the way as a side note, I have been to Mount Rushmore and it is an amazing place to visit.
So... in no particular order let's give this a go! I would love to hear what you think are the best book to movie. The ones I am going to list are books I have actually read and movies I have actually seen. So there may be better adaptations out there I just haven't read or seen them yet. Honestly as I sit here thinking about my list it is so much easier to think of the worst book to movie.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson foreign film (2009). If you watched the American film and not the Swedish film then I am sorry for you. The foreign film is amazing. I would totally put Lisbeth Salander on Mount Rushmore. I am still sad that Larsson passed away after writing this series. It is fantastic and I am sure he would've continued with more great novels.
Blade Runner or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick is a wonderful book!!! The movie is an amazing piece of Science Fiction film. Dick passed away before the film was released but did read the screenplay and enjoyed it. I don't get a chance to read a lot of Sc-Fi so I am always glad when I come across a good one. Harrison Ford on Mount Rushmore.. PERFECT!
Lord of the Rings of course. I really do think these are great books and great movies (unlike the Hobbit). Lord of the Rings does a really good job of bringing the books to screen. Of course there are changes and fangirls like myself will complain, but I can't see how this film could be any better. So which character on Mount Rushmore?? Gandalf of course!
The Wizard of Oz film based off the Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. After reading the book I realize what a great movie this is. Yes the ruby slippers are actually silver but really I can see why the color was changed. So who should go on Mount Rushmore? The Wicked Witch of the West. What a neat character for the mountain.
This was pretty fun!!! I enjoyed thinking about the new faces for Mount Rushmore!