11 Biggest Book-to-Big Screen Adaptations of the Last 25 Years
4:05 PM PDT 10/17/2011 by Sophie Schillaci, Emily Blank
Always looking for a good story, Hollywood has often turned to literature to inspire some of its most successful films. While the industry has a reputation for ruining countless classic novels, several filmmakers have managed to achieve greatness with their big screen adaptations. Among a few of the most notable in recent years are the "Harry Potter" franchise, "Forrest Gump" and of course, "Lord of the Rings."