Dunno if this needs it’s own thread, but will float it here anyhow.
What do you folks think is the Most Accurate Adaptation?
Many films (pretty much talking film or feature-length here, I think, as episodic television is derivative and extrapolative by nature) play fast and loose with the original materiel; Sometimes retaining as little as the title and skeleton of a plot and maybe a character or two. (Wanted) Sometimes they try to be true but the writer/director/producers just can’t stop diddling with it and “putting our own spin on it” (Watchmen). Some change plot elements to continue a franchise (James Bond is killed by Rosa Klebs’ poisoned shoe knife in the From Russia With Love novel - one of several times Fleming killed Bond.) And some bring the novel to life or even expand just enough to fill out the corners (Lord of the Rings - but very much NOT most of The Hobbit films).
So, what films do you feel most accurate as a realisation to screen? Do you prefer close-with-a-new-twist, or just make the movie?
Personally, so far I think On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is closest to a direct adaptation. Y’all?