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Which big screen versions of our favourite books have managed to preserve their essence, even introducing the original text to new audiences? Alexander Armstrong, presenter of Classic FM's Summer Book Club, has a good idea of the ones that work for him.
Nothing screams successful adaptation more than 30 Oscar nominations – so we can safely say that J.R.R Tolkien’s epic fantasy trilogy was in good hands with Peter Jackson. For the last two years, Classic FM listeners have voted Howard Shore’s film score to the top spot of the annual Movie Music Chart. Alexander Armstrong says: "I don’t know what it is about authors using initials instead of their full names, but it seems to be a surefire way to success – perhaps J.K Rowling and George R.R. Martin took a leaf out of J.R.R Tolkien’s book – well, not literally…"
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