Originally Posted by Hunterace
The Shawshank Redemption
Good one. That was a cracking book - 'Different Seasons' - it had 'Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption' and 'The Body' which was filmed as 'Stand By Me', which was another fantastic adaptation.
And on the subject of Steven King:
The Shining - I thought was done well, though the book scared me more.
Firestarter - again, good adaptation
Carrie - good one for Brian dePalma
And while I think of it:
Jaws - Peter Benchley. Good book, good film.
Tarzan - Edgar Rice Burroughs. Mostly terrible adaptations, but I think Greystoke got it about right