10 Books That Became Legendary Movies [SHOWING SLIDE 5 OF 10]

We’re not a crew of stuffed shirts at Kirkus; you’ll never hear us argue that you should always read the book instead of seeing the film version. Some movies, in fact, are hands-down more memorable than the book they were adapted from. But some movies that are adapted from books are so successful as movies and linger so vividly in the public imagination that it’s easy to forget they began life as a vibrant, beloved book. Here’s our list of Oscar-winning or –nominated movies based on books you'll love reading.

OUT OF AFRICA by Isak Dinesen
Kirkus Star
by Isak Dinesen, illustrated by Mark Hannon

"Anecdotal — incidental — in character, but it is the manner of telling that gives it such rare charm, the fluency and case and delightful with and subtlety, which characterized her Seven Gothic Tales."
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