I think it's very rare that a great book is adapted successfully into a movie. Even more rare to be satisfied when your personal favorite books make it to the screen. Sometimes the casting and acting is awful, or they don't stay true to the book, or they leave out what you thought was a crucial element in the book, etc..... The thread about Lonesome Dove reminded me about this. So, my question is two folds,.... 1.Which adaptations of your personal favorite books were you satisfied/happy with? (2 or 3 books, if any) 2. If there is one book you like that you would want to see on the big screen which book would it be? Here are mine. 1. There are two adaptations i was happy with. The first is obviously Lonesome Dove. Great book and great movie. Second, I was so nervous when i heard they were making a movie out of this one, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I love all five volumes but the movie is mainly based on the first one. It wasn't a flawless adaptation but i was pleasantly surprised on how good the movie turned out. It could've gone so wrong. 2. I've been hearing, for the last 10 years or so, that there are plans to make a movie out of this book but nothing yet. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. One of those books that i re-read every now and then. The lead character just takes you on an emotional roller coaster. What say you.