10 Movies That Are Much Better Than The Books They’re Based On
‘Howl’s Moving Castle’
This animated classic was inspired by the Diana Wynne Jones novel of the same name. The award-winning novel was published in 1986, and was followed by two sequels — Castle in the Air and House of Many Ways.
Why was it better? Diana Wynne Jones doesn’t know how to write a bad book, but the film adaptation of Howl’s managed to make it even better. The script compacted the story, filtering the somewhat cluttered nature of the original for a streamlined plot. But the real reason that the film is far superior to the book is down to the work by cinematic visionary Hayao Miyazaki.
The glorious animation elevated the story, showcasing the fantastical world created by Jones, as well as new elements added in by Miyazaki. This was a truly magical improvement.