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"Lord of the Rings" Tops "Harry Potter" in New Book to Film Poll

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Posted by: sue
December 05, 2007, 04:12 PM

There was yet another poll released in the UK asking people to vote for their favorite film adaptation of a beloved book series. The winner of the poll was Peter Jackson's adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, with the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling coming in second place. This poll was sponsored by Lovefilm.com who asked 1,000 members to vote, with the website noting "It's hard to recreate the magic of the page on the big screen but every title listed here has managed to do just that.Whether it's escapism, adventure or romance - all the children's book adaptations in this poll have a timeless appeal for kids and big kids." The top ten films were:

  • 1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001 onwards) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 2. Harry Potter series (2001 onwards) by J.K. Rowling
  • 3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971/2005) by Roald Dahl
  • 4. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) by C.S.Lewis
  • 5. The Wizard of Oz (1939) by L. Frank Baum
  • 6. Mary Poppins (1964) by P.L. Travers
  • 7. The Railway Children (1970) by Edith Nesbit
  • 7. The Snowman (1982) by Raymond Briggs
  • 9. Matilda (1996) by Roald Dahl
  • 10. Alice in Wonderland (1951) by Lewis Carroll
  • Thanks Karen!

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