On today's DVDuesday, Chris Gore talked about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it got me thinking that, sometimes, you can make a great long film based on a very short story. Examples? Thought you'd never ask. Here we go.
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Stephen King - This very short, nearly throw-away story from Stephen King's Different Seasons, which came out in 1982, formed the basis for the one movie on Earth that it seems that everyone likes. Seriously, you can not find anyone who doesn't like The Shawshank Redemption. The story, though, is a lot more heady, and detail-oriented than the film's brilliantly drawn characters. Still, it's worth a read, so you should check it out.