“Little Women” becomes the ninth film version of this beloved classic by Louisa May Alcott. Over the years, many favorite novels about families have been adapted for the screen. Here are seven of my favorites.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962): remains one of the most endearing movie adaptations of a classic novel. Director Robert Mulligan does not give the piece a literal translation, page by page, that could inhibit a filmmaker’s creativity; rather he imagines moments the book describes as though they happen for the first time. We feel we are there as a young girl looks to her father to explain what she does not understand about how people think and live.