Books to Read Before They Become Movies
We love a good film.
But—when it comes to storytelling—books rule.
5 of 10
In film version of
—that's "big friendly
giant"—Steven Spielberg whips up a whimsical tale
(out July 1), about the
bond between a young orphan, Sophie, and an oversize friend who needs a little
help dispensing with some very oversize bullies. Roald Dahl had been inventing
enchanting children's tales well before E.T.
a glimmer in Spielberg's eye and his main strength was how he created scary
characters (say, kiddie-eating giants) that delighted rather than terrified
— Mark Athitakis