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MU film instructor Laura Nelson's Favorite Film Adaptations

MU film instructor Laura Nelson' top film adaptation picks

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February 21, 2013 | 12:00 a.m. CST

1. Much Ado About Nothing

“It does such a spectacular job of making the language of Shakespeare clear without changing it or trying to dumb it down for the audience.”

2. Sense and Sensibility
“It is so true to the book, and it does, I think, translate that novel to the screen. It’s a solid example of adaptation.”

3. Any of the Harry Potter Books (except for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
“They did such a good job of continuing the story. I really look at the Harry Potter movies as being one
big, long, 20-hour movie.”

4. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
“They filmed all those movies at once. You get that (storyline) where people will come back for the other two.”

5. Biographical documentaries

“One of my favorites is a PBS documentary about Marie Antoinette.”

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