I heard a promo this morning for the radio program The Takeaway that prompted this one.
What movie was better than the book it was based on?
I’d have to say The Godfather. I saw the film and then plowed through the novel, and the film is much, much better than the turgid prose of Mario Puzo.
There are those who say the films of The Lord of the Rings are better than the original Tolkein trilogy, but I don’t think so.