Day 18: Favorite screen adaptations- The Great Gatsby, She’s the Man (Based off Twelfth Night), Macbeth ft. Patrick Stewart, and Romeo and Juliet ft. Claire Danes and Leo DiCaprio
I loved the adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Though it may not fit the plot to the letter, the similarities are striking and the presentation is ridiculously entertaining.
The versions of Macbeth and R &J are both highly symbolic and I really enjoyed the gritty and unique way they were produced.
Gatsby made the list purely because it was SO close to the book that I had almost no complaints. Other than the neglect for color symbolism, which was so apparent in the text, the movie followed the plot-line to the letter. I was impressed, entertained and fulfilled as a reader.